Since the podcast debuted in October, the students have managed detailed, full-length interviews with several people including John Forker, the chief information security officer at University of Maine System, Rob Simopoulos, the cofounder of Portland-based cybersecurity company Defendify, and U.S. Senator Angus King of Maine.
The generous investment will create the AVANGRID David Flanagan Endowed Professorship and establish the AVANGRID David Flanagan Memorial Endowed Scholarship in Sustainability, both at USM’s Muskie School of Public Service.
A new scholarship resulting from a partnership between the Promise Scholarship program and the Aspirations Incubator will cover 100% of eligible students’ financial needs regarding tuition, fees, and on-campus living expenses.
Researchers found that approximately three-quarters of enrollees were not screened, and screening rates were lower if enrollees were male, living in rural areas, or being treated with methadone or naltrexone rather than buprenorphine.