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Recipient of the 2020-2021 Margaret Chase Smith Public Affairs Scholarship announced

The Margaret Chase Smith Public Affairs Scholarship for the 2020-2021 academic year has been awarded to UMaine undergraduate student Tom Adams. Adams is a secondary education major from Falmouth, Maine. Building on his experiences teaching middle school and mentoring students in community service projects, Adams plans to carry out independent research related to civics education […]

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Summer Internships Underway in Maine Government

The Maine Government Summer Internship Program is underway with a total of 56 interns placed in Maine state and municipal governments. Of these, 42 students are placed in state jobs in Augusta and Portland, and 14 are in municipalities ranging from Portland to Saco to Rumford. The jobs range from engineering to communications to planning […]

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Trostel presents to New England Board of Higher Education

Professor Philip Trostel gave a presentation to the Legislative Advisory Committee of the New England Board of Higher Education last week in a session entitled “Advocating for Higher Education as a Public Good.” The meeting on September 14 focused on the topic of the documenting the public benefits of higher education. The committee notes that the […]

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Trostel’s report on the value of a college education

Professor Phil Trostel’s new report on the value of a college education has been released by the Lumina Foundation. As the cost of a higher education rises, some students, parents and policymakers are finding themselves asking, “Is it worth it?” According to a new Lumina Foundation report by Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center professor Philip Trostel, […]

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MPR author Janet Fairman’s report on school district consolidation cited

A 2012 Maine Policy Review report by Janet Fairman, an associate research professor of education at the University of Maine, and Christine Donis-Keller, an education consultant, was cited in the VTDigger article, “School district consolidation: Will Vermont go where Maine has been?” The Maine Policy Review report, “School District Reorganization in Maine: Lessons Learned for […]

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MPR author Sylvia Most interviewed on Morning Edition

Sylvia Most, one of the authors from the most recent issue of the Maine Policy Review (MPR), was interviewed by Irwin Gratz on MPBN’s Morning Edition. In response to a previous article suggesting that Maine college graduates lack science and technical skills, Most suggests that those skills could result from providing better technical education in high school. The interview aired […]

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Trostel’s MDF report highlighted in MaineBiz

Research conducted by Philip Trostel, a University of Maine professor of economics and public policy, is the focus of the Mainebiz article, “Maine’s colleges and universities struggle with shrinking budgets.” Trostel was the author of “The Fiscal Return on Higher Education in Maine,” which looks at the state benefits of greater educational attainment, such as […]

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Trostel authors Maine Development Foundation’s Quarterly Economic Report: The Fiscal Return on Higher Education in Maine

Phil Trostel authored the Maine Development Foundation’s third Quarterly Economic Report, The Fiscal Return on Higher Education in Maine.  As noted by the MDF, “This series of quarterly reports further explores the economic indicators in Measures of Growth In Focus, a reliable and trusted annual report issued by the Maine Economic Growth Council.” The report […]

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Rubin, Trostel present at 2014 Maine Economics Conference

Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center and School of Economics faculty Jonathan Rubin and Phil Trostel presented at the 2014 Maine Economics Conference, April 26, 2014 hosted by Colby College, and funded by Bates, Bowdoin and Colby Colleges and the University of Maine. Trostel’s talk was “The ‘Other’ Benefits of College Education” and Rubin spoke about […]

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