Category Archives: What’s Happening

Portland Trails looks to go to the next level with ‘unexpected’ financial boost

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The nonprofit Portland Trails announced Monday afternoon it has been awarded a three-year, $100,000 grant by the Old Bug Light Foundation, a gift organization leaders described as “unexpected” and transformative. In a statement, Executive Director Kara Wooldrik talked about how the grant will serve as a bridge between the “scrappy” operation Portland Trails has been […]

The AAUP’s place in USM governance: Faculty weigh in on the professors’ association inquiry

Katie Arnold (left) and Ali Sinclair, both juniors at the University of Southern Maine, discuss the school's recent budget cuts outside Luther Bonney Hall on the Portland campus in early October. (BDN photo by Troy R. Bennett)

Yesterday, I wrote a story about the fact that the American Association of University Professors issued a letter informing interim University of Southern Maine President David Flanagan the organization is planning to assemble a committee to investigate the school, its finances and its budget cuts.   Click here to read my previous piece about the AAUP letter. […]