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USM initiatives lessen student debt, President Glenn Cummings says in Portland Press Herald op-ed
Even as the student debt crisis deepens nationally, the average student debt at USM is declining, President Glenn Cummings said in an opinion article published July 23rd in the Portland Press Herald. New initiatives — including increased scholarship funding, money for transfer students and need-based grants — are helping students attend and graduate, he said.
USM joins Maine Public for talk about growing relationship with Iceland
USM President Glenn Cummings and Tracy Michaud Stutzman, chair of USM's Tourism and Hospitality program were interviewed June 19th on Maine Public's radio show, "Maine Calling," for a discussion of the state's growing relationship with Iceland.
USM's vision for Portland campus detailed in Press Herald
The Portland Press Herald recently covered plans for an $80 million capital campaign to improve USM's campuses. The story by reporter Noel Gallagher described the approval by the University of Maine System trustees to begin the campaign, which calls for particularly dramatic changes on the Portland Campus, including a new dormitory and student center.
Replay: 'The USM Update' 5/1/2017
On the season finale of "The USM Update," learn why "Thinking Matters" at USM, hear about journalism across the generations with alumnus Neil Genzlinger '77 of "The New York Times" and Krysteana Scribner, editor-in-chief of the USM Free Press, and get an update on the master plan process for all three campuses.
President Cummings featured on WCSH-6’s 'Bill Green’s Maine'
University of Southern Maine’s President Dr. Glenn Cummings was recently featured on WCSH-6’s popular local program “Bill Green’s Maine”. The interview discussed Cummings’ Maine roots as well as the future he envisions for the University.
Replay: 'The USM Update' 4/3/2017
Get an update on USM's sustainability efforts and learn how USM students are being prepared to tackle the environmental challenges facing the planet. Also, hear how USM is preparing its educators to adapt to the changing demographics in Maine's classrooms. Plus, a discussion on the findings of the first in-depth analysis of Maine's juvenile records system.
USM signs agreement to expand relationship with Iceland’s Reykjavik University
USM President Glenn Cummings and Ari Kristinn Jónsson, the president of Iceland's Reykjavik University, have signed an agreement aimed at expanding the relationship between the two schools and providing more opportunities for student and faculty exchanges.
Replay: 'The USM Update' 3/6/2017
On the March episode of "The USM Update," learn about a trip to Cuba (a first of its kind within the UMaine System), celebrate 50 years of women's athletics at USM and hear from a group of engineering students who provided hot water to a Guatemalan orphanage.
USM to host public listening session on U.S. Supreme Court nomination with Sen. Angus King
U.S. Sen. Angus King will hold a public listening session on Sunday, March 5, at USM to learn what Mainers wish to know about U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch. The session is scheduled for 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Hannaford Hall on USM's Portland Campus. It is being co-sponsored by the University of Southern Maine and the University of Maine School of Law.
University of Maine System trustees encourage USM to move forward on Portland Campus planning
Modernizations to the University of Southern Maine’s Portland Campus — including a new dormitory, a quad and a bigger, brighter student center — are headed to detailed planning. On Jan. 30, the University of Maine System Board of Trustees formally encouraged USM to complete a master plan for the layout of its metropolitan campus with a new central heart.