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MCS Policy Center director named associate editor

Director of the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center, Jonathan Rubin, has been named an associate editor of the “Transportation Research Record,” the publication of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. He is a member of the inaugural editorial board of the “Transportation Research Record” in its transition to […]

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Maine Government Interns

63 Students Interning in Maine Government This Summer

This year, the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center placed a record number of 63 interns in Maine state, municipal, and county governments through the Maine Government Summer Internship Program. 45 interns work in state agencies, while 18 serve in municipal and county government offices. These internships are paid, full-time, 12-week positions. The internship program benefits a wide-range of Maine […]

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The 2019 Maine Government Summer Internship Program has a Vast Geographic Impact

Every year, through the Maine Government Summer Internship Program, the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center pairs talented college students—from a broad variety of majors—with supervisors in a closely related field. During this internship program, these students contribute to state and local governments benefiting a diverse array of rural and urban communities throughout the state. For […]

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Sorg’s Research Featured in Fiddlehead Focus

Dr. Marcella Sorg, Research Professor at the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center as well as the Department of Anthropology and the Climate Change Institute, had her research team’s Annual Drug Death Report cited by Fiddlehead Focus. The news story highlights the growing visibility of Aroostook County’s drug problem, which had the highest rate of drug trafficking or drug […]

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Undergraduate Student and Faculty Present Margaret Chase Smith Research in Alaska

Undergraduate student Makenzie Baber (3rd Year Business Management and Honors College) along with three faculty members, Amy Blackstone (Professor at the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center and the Department of Sociology), Rachel Snell (Lecturer in the Honors College), and Amber Tierney (Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology) presented their research from the Margaret Chase […]

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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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