Monday, December 15, 2014

Why Maine’s university system says it has to keep streamlining - Christopher Cousins, BDN

The ongoing program cuts at the University of Southern Maine, the latest round of which was announced Monday, is part of a much larger initiative by the University of Maine System to eliminate some $90 million in spending it can’t afford over the next five years. UMS Chancellor James Page told the Bangor Daily News last week that no one within the system wants to see any programs or staff cut but that it is necessary, as the state’s public higher education system struggles with a shrinking population of college-aged Mainers and transitioning to an institution aimed creating a workforce for the jobs of the future.

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