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Rubin quoted on airport traffic

Friday, September 18th, 2015 at 9:46 am

MCS Policy Center Professor Jonathan Rubin was quoted in the Bangor Daily News on increased passenger traffic in Bangor and Portland airports.

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Distinguished Maine Policy Fellows for Fall Semester

Wednesday, September 9th, 2015 at 9:45 am

Upcoming Policy Fellows for Fall 2015

Thursday, October 1st:
Patrick Woodcock
Maine State Energy Office

Wednesday, November 18th:
Sara Gideon
Asst. Majority Leader
Maine House of Representatives

Jonathan Rubin in Maine Sun Journal on energy prices

Tuesday, September 8th, 2015 at 12:15 pm

Current low oil prices are drawing attention. Prof. Jonathan Rubin was interviewed in the Maine Sun Journal for an article on Maine energy prices: “Low-cost heating oil to fuel household spending.” 

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MCS Student Scholarships for 2015-16

Tuesday, September 8th, 2015 at 10:03 am

Margaret Chase Smith Public Affairs Scholarships for 2015-2016 have been awarded to two University of Maine undergraduates pursuing independent research.

Allyson Eslin, a third-year student and triple major in Political Science, Psychology, and Economics, plans to study political decision making as influenced by a person’s psychological and economic attributes. Allyson will be working with researchers in the School of Economics in analyzing data sets which include surveys of Maine residents.

Garrett Raymond, a fourth year student majoring in Economics, plans to examine the economic feasibility of Maine license plate funding programs. Garrett will be working with researchers in the School of Economics and state representatives to explore this project.

These scholarships are awarded annually for independent undergraduate research on a topic of public policy relevance. Students from all majors are eligible.

Senator Margaret Chase Smith’s abiding belief was that real progress would be attained only through the education of young people.  In honor of Senator Smith’s many years of service to the citizens of Maine and to the nation, this scholarship provides assistance to undergraduates who have demonstrated an active interest in public affairs and who show promise for future leadership in, and contribution to, public affairs.