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NEW Leadership Fundraising Reception

Please join Maine NEW Leadership at our 11th Annual Networking & Fundraising Reception at the Schoodic Institute in Winter Harbor. Proceeds from this event will go to the Mary R. Cathcart NEW Leadership Fund. Maine NEW Leadership is a nonpartisan six-day residential institute for undergraduate students interested in women’s political and civic engagement. Each year, […]

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Maine’s Electric Vehicles and Infrastructure Needs

MCS Policy Center Director Jonathan Rubin presented a talk describing the current state of Maine’s electric vehicles and infrastructure to the Maine State Chamber of Commerce’s Energy Summit on April 26, 2019 at the Maple Hill Farm in Hallowell, Maine. With a new legislature and administration in place, Maine energy policy is a priority in Augusta […]

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Maine Policy Scholars begin their research

Six University of Maine System students are participating in the Maine Policy Scholars Program for 2019. The students from USM, UMF, UMM, UMPI, UMA, and UMaine have started their research projects on a policy topic of their own choosing that is relevant to Maine. These topics include first-generation college students, resources for victims of human […]

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Research Scholarship Opportunity

Apply now for the Margaret Chase Smith Public Affairs Scholarship An academic-year scholarship will be awarded in the amount of $3500 to support an independent research project focused on a public policy topic. Students from all disciplines are encouraged to apply. The deadline for student applications is noon on Monday, April 15, 2019. Eligibility criteria: • Be a Maine […]

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MCS Recipe Research Collaborative

The Policy Center is leading a collaborative research project on campus which includes students, faculty, and staff who are passionate about food. The researchers are curious about the role of food, recipes, and cooking in politics and public life, and are eager to share those lessons with a broad range of audiences – from students to […]

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Women of Power Reception for Maine NEW Leadership a Success

The 2nd annual Women of Power Reception to benefit Maine NEW Leadership was held in Augusta on February 12. More than 100 guests were welcomed to the Senator Inn and Spa to celebrate Maine women leaders and their accomplishments, with proceeds going to benefit Maine NEW Leadership, an annual undergraduate student leadership training program held […]

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Sorg’s Research Shows Slight Decrease in Drug Deaths

The Maine Office of Attorney General has released the most recent measure of drug deaths in Maine in a report compiled by Professor Marcella Sorg of the Policy Center, revealing a slight decline since the previous year. The 2018 third-quarter drug death report found that from January to September, the total number of drug-related deaths was […]

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Apply for Summer Internships Now

Applications are open for the Maine Government Summer Internship Program for summer 2019. We anticipate approximately 50 positions will be available in agencies of Maine state government and in town and city governments over a wide range of job categories. Full time, paid internships will run May 28 through August 16, for a total of 12 weeks. […]

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Fall 2018 issue of Maine Policy Review now available

The fall 2018 issue of Maine Policy Review presents articles on a range of issues affecting Maine. In the issue’s Margaret Chase Smith Essay, Vice Admiral Nora Tyson (ret.) examines the concept of leadership as it relates to her 38-year career in the US Navy and the debt she owes Margaret Chase Smith. The issue […]

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Trostel interviewed for Mainebiz article on Maine’s labor market

Policy Center and School of Economics Professor Philip Trostel was interviewed for the recent Mainebiz article on Maine’s tight labor market as indicated by it’s relatively low unemployment rate. Trostel points out that despite the low unemployment rate other data are not indicating that the labor market is especially favorable for workers. In particular, wages have […]

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