As requested by Gov. Mills, the University of Maine System will ensure the cost of college is not a barrier for those directly impacted by the tragedy by providing free tuition and establishing a fund to support other postsecondary educational expenses.
As the inaugural presenter in the Louden Family Lecture Series, Dr. Martin Hägglund explained what it means for humans to be “rational animals” and the responsibilities inherent to that status.
“Over the past few days we learned that we lost friends and family directly connected to our university,” President Jacqueline Edmondson said. “Our community mourns with everyone who is impacted. And I wish to personally extend my sincere condolences to all of you.”
Since the University of Southern Maine started partnering with the New England Ocean Cluster in 2015, University students and faculty have helped get startups off the ground, helped create environmentally conscious products, formed international collaborations, and worked on projects that could have local, national, or world-wide significance.