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Two Maine Public Colleges Among Most Expensive

| July 2, 2014

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – A U.S. Department of Education report puts the University of Southern Maine and Maine Maritime Academy among the most expensive public colleges for in-state students. USM came in 23rd for four-year colleges with $18,177 a year in net costs, or the amount students paid after grants and scholarships. The report lists […]

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USM Students Protest Faculty Layoffs

| March 21, 2014

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – University of Southern Maine students are protesting cuts and layoffs of faculty resulting from a budget shortfall. About 100 students gathered outside the office of the provost Friday after about a dozen faculty members received layoff notices. Flat state funding and declining enrollment contributed to a $14 million budget gap in […]

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Former USM Student Arrested in Connection With Dorm Fire

| January 21, 2014

GORHAM, Maine (AP) – The state fire marshal’s office has arrested a former University of Southern Maine student in connection with a dorm fire on the Gorham campus in 2012. Twenty-three-year-old Thomas “TJ” Williams was arrested Monday at his home on Harlow Hill Road in Mexico. He was charged with two counts of arson following […]

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Security Stepped Up on USM Campus

| October 23, 2013

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – The University of Southern Maine is stepping up security after someone broke into a school-owned van and stole keys that gave access to nearly 50 buildings on the Portland and Gorham campuses. University officials say the security breach placed millions of dollars of personal property as well as confidential records at […]

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Maine Job Growth Expected to be Slow in 2013

| January 9, 2013

Maine Economists aren’t too hopeful about job growth in the coming year.¬†According to some, the unemployment rate in our state is expected to remain unchanged in 2013. And it will remain that way until decisions are made at the national level. News Source 8’s Katie Zarrilli reports.

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