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LePage cuts bill USM $587,000 for end of fiscal year

Posted on January 05, 2013 by Nathan Mooney in News

Governor Paul LePage signed an executive curtailment to the state budget this December that outlined $35.5 million in cuts to be made across state agencies before the end of the fiscal year on June 30. The cuts were made based on an equitable percentage requirement that is part of the curtailment process in which the […]

Phoenix says planning was a real big problem

Posted on December 03, 2012 by Nathan Mooney in News

The Portland Phoenix has recently put the Student Activities Committee –– a nonexistent group at USM –– on their list of “who’s done Maine wrong this year” in a recent issue. The paper calls the column part of their “first-ever turkeys issue, calling out Maine people and institutions who committed acts most fowl.” The headline […]

Professor and partner asked to pay Cigna for cancer treatments: Trustees clarify disputed benefits

Posted on November 09, 2012 by Nathan Mooney in News

Professor of New England Studies Ardis Cameron and her partner, Nancy MacKay, didn’t have a spare hundred grand kicking around and certainly not for something that their health insurance had covered without issue for the past two decades. After a few months of frustration and confusion, though, a decision made this week by the board […]

Robotics company wants Rosie to find a home at USM

Posted on October 22, 2012 by Kirsten Sylvain, and Nathan Mooney in News

Rosie the robot, also known as NAO 25, relaxing on a table during her debut at USM.

USM received a sales call from the future last Wednesday – at least one company’s version of it. Aldebaran robotics sent two representatives to the USM science building for a sales demonstration on Wednesday, Oct. 17. Standing just under two feet tall, less is more when it comes to a saleswoman like Rosie the robot. […]

University to let lease expire at Baxter lot

Posted on October 15, 2012 by Kirsten Sylvain, and Nathan Mooney in News

USM’s lease on an office building and its parking lot at 15 Baxter Blvd. will be allowed to expire at the end of this month.The property was the site of 70-plus overflow parking spaces close to campus, one of few secondary options to the often-full parking garage. The building at 15 Baxter Blvd. currently houses […]