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UMaine faculty, students want consequences for chancellor

May. 24, 2022 13:03 PM EDT

AGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Many faculty members and students say the resignation of an incoming administrator isn't enough to satisfy concerns about the leadership of the University of Maine System. Faculty at University of Maine at Augusta and two other public universities previously...

Maine university president withdraws after hiring complaints

May. 23, 2022 15:21 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The incoming president of a public university in Maine has voluntarily withdrawn from his position amid complaints from faculty members about his hiring. Michael Laliberte was set to start as president of University of Maine at Augusta on Aug. 1. He was the...

University of Maine trustees consider Malloy's fate

May. 22, 2022 09:47 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The fate of University of Maine Chancellor Dannel Malloy is on the agenda as trustees meet over the next two days in Portland. Malloy was hired in Maine three years ago after serving two terms as governor of Connecticut. His contract, which includes a...

3rd faculty senate rebukes UMS Chancellor Malloy

May. 19, 2022 09:16 AM EDT

FARMINGTON, Maine (AP) — Faculty on a third University of Maine System campus gave a vote of no confidence to Chancellor Dannel Malloy. The faculty senate at the University of Maine at Farmington delivered the rebuke Wednesday after the elimination of nine staff positions amid...

Faculty furious over failure to disclose no confidence votes

May. 13, 2022 17:23 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The University of Maine System chancellor who didn’t think a no-confidence vote was important enough to share with a search committee is now the subject of his own no-confidence votes. The faculty senate at the University of Maine at Augusta issued...

Maine lawmakers sustain vetoes as they finish their work

May. 09, 2022 17:57 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Maine Legislature sustained five vetoes by Gov. Janet Mills on Monday as lawmakers wrapped up their work. Bills that were vetoed focused on governance of the University of Maine System; electric transmission lines; probation and conditions of release;...

In-person commencements return to University of Maine System

May. 07, 2022 15:51 PM EDT

The University of Maine System held in-person commencement exercises on Saturday, marking a return to normalcy despite an uptick in COVID-19 cases. For the past two years, the University of Maine System has held either virtual or hybrid graduations. Last year, for example, students...

UMS chancellor knew incoming president was asked to resign

May. 06, 2022 17:00 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The head of Maine's public university system said he was aware that a newly hired university president was asked to resign from a previous job. Michael Laliberte was hired to serve as president of University of Maine at Augusta in early April. The following...

COVID-19 cases grow in UMS ahead of weekend commencements

May. 03, 2022 13:29 PM EDT

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — The number of COVID-19 cases is growing among students in the University of Maine System ahead of commencements this weekend. UMS officials reported that the number of cases on its campuses grew from 54 last week to 187 on Monday, a spike that led to a...

University of Maine System eases mask mandate

Mar. 26, 2022 09:03 AM EDT

ORONO, Maine (AP) — The University of Maine System is lifting its mask requirement for students outside of classrooms but masks still will be required in instructional settings and at large public events, officials said. The mask-optional requirement went into effect Saturday for...