"Business Maine" piece with updates on developments in Maine's colleges in unive
"Business Maine" piece with updates on developments in Maine's colleges in universities. Joseph Wood, interim president at the University of Southern Maine (USM), recently suggested that the Edmund S. Muskie School of Public Service, which this year attracted $32 million in research grants, could be broken up and redistributed among the university's other departments to help balance the budget. Eliot Cutler, chairman of the Muskie School Board of Visitors, said the proposal was inexplicable. Supporters of the Muskie School said if that happens, the school would investigate an affiliation with another institution. Wood has since backed away from the proposal, but is still looking for ways to plug the $8 million gap in the school's budget. In other higher education news, growth among Maine's community colleges is impacting enrollment at nearby universities. For example, while Southern Maine Community College in South Portland has seen enrollment increase 79 percent since 2002, USM's enrollment has fallen 8.1 percent.
Colleges and universities, University of Southern Maine Edmund S Muskie School of Public Service, Southern Maine Community College
Richardson, Whit, ""Business Maine" piece with updates on developments in Maine's colleges in unive" (2007). Maine News Index – MaineBiz. 4412.