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NEWL Alum, Courtney Allen, Publishes Op-Ed in BDN

N.E.W. Leadership Alum, Courtney Allen published an Op-Ed in the Bangor Daily News November 19, entitled, “We must improve child protective services for incarcerated women.” She notes that there are a lack of offered services to successfully reunite imprisoned mothers with their children. Oftentimes, the children of incarcerated women end up in foster care and […]

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Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center and Maine Policy Review launch new digital public policy publication.

The Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center and its publication the Maine Policy Review have created a new digital publication series entitled Maine Policy Perspectives. This online forum consists of a roundtable discussion of pressing policy issues that are under debate by policymakers at the local, regional, national, and international levels. Adhering to the non-partisan commitment […]

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Evan Zarkadas – “A Great Learning and Professional Experience”

Being a part of the Maine Policy Scholars was a great honor and accomplishment. As a student that cares about Maine and policy issues, the program allowed me to answer professionally, through my own original research, a pressing policy question that our state is facing and is crucial for our future. Both the scholarship that […]

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Blackstone to give author talk on latest book

Dr. Amy Blackstone, Professor at the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center and Department of Sociology at the University of Maine, will be delivering an author talk on her new book Childfree By Choice: The Movement Redefining Families and Creating a New Age of Independence at the Bangor Public Library. The event will be held on Friday, December 12, […]

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UMS Student Scholars Present on Pressing Policy Issues in Maine

Friday, November 8, the Maine Policy Scholars program held its final presentations for scholarship recipients. Four students from across the University of Maine System presented their research to four panelists, their friends and family, and the broader University of Maine System community. Hon. Libby Mitchell, Kennebec County Judge of Probate, former Maine Speaker of the […]

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Congratulations to Maine NEW Leadership Class of 2019

Maine NEW Leadership would like to congratulate its NEWL Class of 2019! This diverse group of 28 individuals represented 17 institutions from all over the state of Maine. This years class was the first to experience Maine NEW Leadership at the Schoodic Institute in Winter Harbor. Thank you so much for making it a great […]

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Maine NEW Leadership Alum Recognized for Revolutionary Work

Maine NEW Leadership and University of Maine engineering Alumna, Stacey Gomm Harris has been recognized by software company PlanGrid as one of 30 engineering in the United States who are fundamentally “changing the construction industry.” Harris works for Consigli, one of the largest general contractors in the Northeast. In her position as a construction superintendent, […]

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Maine NEW Leadership Networking Event

Save the Date Networking Reception in Portland Attention NEWL Alum in the Portland, ME Region! We are hosting a networking reception and we would love to see you there. Date: November 12, 2019 Time: 5pm – 7pm Location: Norway Savings Bank Space is limited for this event so please email Mariya Pominova by November 4th to express your […]

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