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 the campus' first dormitory and a new student center.
"This is an exciting vision," President Glenn Cummings told Gallagher. "We have an extremely attractive area in Portland, and it's not been developed beyond a commuter campus."
The USM capital campaign follows the approval of a new master plan last year, which outlined significant changes to the Portland campus, including two new quads, closing Bedford Street to unite the campus, adding a new professional graduate school building and a new garage.
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