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New Report on Economic and Community Impacts of UMaine Alumni

The Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center has published a new report by Philip Trostel, Megan Bailey, Catherine deLutio, and Mariya Pominova on the economic and societal impacts of UMaine alumni in Maine. This study was based on detailed responses from 5,288 Black Bear alumni from across the U.S., which the authors then scaled to produce […]

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Apply for Summer Internships in Maine Government

Applications are open for the Maine Government Summer Internship Program for summer 2021. Positions will be available in town and city governments and in agencies of the Maine state government. Full time, paid internships will run June 1 through August 20, for a total of 12 weeks. Job areas include education, engineering, social media, conservation, […]

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380 Mainers have experienced a fatal drug overdose from January - September 2020

Dr. Sorg and Dr. Daley’s Drug Death Report for Q3 2020 Released

AUGUSTA – The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) and the Office of Chief Medical Examiner have released figures demonstrating that drug overdose deaths slightly decreased in the third quarter of 2020, though the total year-to-date deaths is on pace to significantly exceed those in 2019. Attorney General Aaron M. Frey says that the numbers […]

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UMS Students Present Recommendations on Current Policy Issues in Maine

The Maine Policy Scholars program held final presentations from scholarship recipients on November 6, as five students from University of Maine System campuses outlined their research and recommendations before four panelists. Presentations were made online due to the pandemic, allowing friends, family, and the broader University of Maine System community to attend. Managed by the […]

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Maine's bicentennial

Special MPR issue celebrating Maine’s bicentennial available online

The fall 2020 issue of Maine Policy Review (Volume 29, No. 2), a special issue celebrating Maine’s bicentennial, is now available on MPR’s Digital Commons site. A brief look at this issue is available on MPR’s website. The issue provides an overview of Maine’s rich history through a range of articles, essays, and commentaries. Some […]

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Rubin co-authors report guiding U.S. toward carbon-neutral economy

The director of the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center co-authored a strategic plan to guide the U.S. toward a carbon-neutral economy by 2050 as a member of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN USA). University of Maine economist Jonathan Rubin and other members of SDSN USA, which was launched to implement the United Nations’ sustainable […]

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4,396 Mainers experienced a drug overdose death from 2010-2020 Q2

Dr. Sorg’s Drug Death Report for Q2 2020 released

AUGUSTA – The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) and the Office of Chief Medical Examiner have released figures demonstrating that drug overdose deaths continued to increase in the second quarter of 2020. The report confirms preliminary analysis released by the OAG in July, and mirrors similar increases in other states. Attorney General Aaron M. […]

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Student job opportunity

Come work with us! We’re hiring a UMaine student employee for outreach and media work. The Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center is seeking a UMaine student employee to contribute to its outreach efforts and public media presence via its website, social media, and print publications. The student will work on communication initiatives related to the […]

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Student applications are open for Maine Policy Scholars

Are you a UMS student with an interest in public policy? The Maine Policy Scholars program may be for you. In this scholarship program students carry out independent policy research, participate in colloquia, and present their research ideas and findings. Each student chooses a public policy topic and works with a faculty advisor and a […]

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Featuring municipal government interns

We hear from two of our fantastic summer interns serving in Maine municipal governments – Michael Levesque working with the Town of Vassalboro: My name is Michael Levesque and I will be starting my third year at the University of Maine Farmington this fall. I have been interning at the town of Vassalboro since June […]

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