Maine university system sees virus spike days before students leave campus

Maine’s public universities are seeing a spike in students test positive for the coronavirus just days before they’re supposed to return home to finish the semester remotely. As a result, several students — those who have tested positive and their close contacts — will have to quarantine on campus through the Thanksgiving holiday.

The University of Maine System saw two dozen students test positive for COVID-19 over the weekend. As of Monday morning, there are 84 active cases of the virus across the seven public universities, according to the university system’s daily coronavirus updates.

That’s the highest number of active cases the universities have recorded since the start of the fall semester, when the University of Maine System started regularly testing students and employees.

Sixty-six of the cases are at the flagship campus in Orono, where 13 new cases among students were reported on Sunday, according to system spokesperson Dan

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Educate Maine releases 2020 ‘Education Indicators for Maine’ report

Annual review of Maine’s education pipeline identifies progress and challenges

PORTLAND — Educate Maine released its eighth “Education Indicators for Maine” report Thursday, Nov. 18. The annual report is an in-depth examination of Maine’s education system following the path of Maine students from early childhood through post-secondary education. The report uses 10 indicators to measure access, participation, and performance across the system. It provides data on what is working well and where investments in Maine’s education system are needed to ensure that every Maine person reaches their highest educational potential.

This year’s report is available in a new web format that allows for readily accessible data points on education in Maine, more timely updates to the indicators, and additional information on how readers can learn more and take action. Future iterations of the report will expand on what is measured as important for educational access, participation, and attainment across Maine.

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University of Maine at Augusta Veterans Day activities

The University of Maine at Augusta will provide virtual and in-person opportunities to honor and thank veterans for their service at its Augusta and Bangor campuses beginning Nov. 9.

UMA traditionally holds a Flag Folding ceremony on each campus as part of its Veterans week events. This year, due to the COVID-19 restrictions on gatherings, the ceremony will be pre-recorded and available for viewing on the UMA website beginning on November 6 at:  Two current UMA veteran students will take part in the Flag Folding ceremony, Leo Porter, a Cybersecurity major from Readfield, and Scott Bailey, a Cybersecurity major from West Gardiner.

POW/MIA tables will be set up outside the Moose tracks Café, Randall Student Center, Augusta Campus and in the Huskins Lounge, Eastport Hall, Bangor Campus.

Veterans may wear or bring in military memorabilia showing their service (hats, old uniforms, special medals/ribbons).

Tuesday, Nov. 10 10 a.m. to

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College hockey programs in Maine hoping for a season during pandemic

University of Maine forward Tim Doherty, right, celebrates a goal with teammate Jakub Sirota during a game against the University of Nebraska-Omaha on Jan. 3, 2020 at Alfond Arena in Orono. Michael G. Seamans/Morning Sentinel

Like many people, Red Gendron has a lot on his mind these days.

“I look at how hard so many people have worked under intense pressure,” said Gendron, University of Maine men’s hockey coach. “It’s inspirational to me.”

Gendron is preparing his team for a season during the coronavirus pandemic that could begin in late November or, perhaps, not at all.

He’s not alone; many college hockey programs across the state are anxiously waiting to see what comes of a 2020-21 season.

The Black Bears compete in Division I Hockey East, which has yet to announce a schedule for the season, although Gendron said he anticipates that coming in the next few weeks with a

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Home – Career Center – University of Maine

We are here for you!

The Career Center staff is available for all usual services online, although our office will remain closed until further notice. Our staff is working remotely from home while we continue to provide career services through email, phone and video.

  • All appointments will be via phone and video conferencing. To schedule an appointment, call 207-581-1359 or send an email.
  • Walk-in hours are available through Google Chat- download video here. Add [email protected] to start a chat- Leave a message anytime, please include year, major, and what you specifically want help with. Staff will be available through Chat: M/T/W: 1-4pm and Th/F:  9am-12pm
  • All employment opportunities and employer information will continue to be available on CareerLink.
  • Use this website for job search resources and popular handouts. 
  • Feel free to use Live Chat located on the front page (lower right side) of our website. 
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