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Article on higher education in Portland, with a focus on the lack of a strong, well-funded graduate studies department at the University of Southern Maine (USM). Many feel that local graduate program offerings would help stop the brain drain - the trend of bright, young Mainers leaving the state. Mary Sloan, director of graduate admissions, notes that often students will choose to go to somewhere else because of more financial aid, or they may choose not to go to graduate school at all. The seven schools in the University of Maine system share funding, with the University of Maine at Orono receiving twice as much from the state as USM. With comments by Richard Pattenaude, president of USM; Rep. Herb Adams, D-Portland; and Margo Wood, dean of USM's Graduate Studies department. With a related article detailing USM's building boom since 2000.
University of Southern Maine
Donnelly, Sara, "Article on higher education in Portland, with a focus on the lack of a strong, w" (2005). Maine News Index – Portland Phoenix. 2294.