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The University of Maine received authorization Monday to remove the name of a former president - and leading advocate for eugenics - from a lecture hall on campus.

ORONO, Maine - Police say a University of Maine student drowned on Saturday after jumping off a bridge in Orono.

The National Science Foundation is providing University of Maine with almost $3 million for graduate research about the Arctic.

Maine's two U.S. senators, independent Sen. Angus King and Republican Sen. Susan Collins, say the money will support science, technology, engineering, and mathematics programs. The senators say the money will help the university "better train graduate students in the interdisciplinary field of Arctic systems science."

PORTLAND, Maine - University of Maine students are returning to campus for the first time since being sent home in March. Monday marked the start of move-in week in Orono just days after three students tested positive for the coronavirus.

The University of Maine Orono campus is about to become one of the busiest COVID-19 testing sites in the region this week, as 6,000 students return to campus, beginning Monday.

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On the same day that three students at the University of Maine in Orono have confirmed cases of COVID-19, the university system also announced repercussions for students who violate the state's size limit for gatherings.

Three University of Maine students have tested positive for COVID-19 and are in isolation.

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The University of Maine's effort to pioneer floating offshore wind technology took a $100 million leap forward Wednesday with the announcement that two industry heavyweights are going to invest in development of the project near Monhegan Island.

The University of Maine has received a patent for a process to create more environmentally friendly construction materials using a slurry of tiny cellulose fibers derived from wood.

Robbie Feinberg / Maine Public File

The University of Maine System said it is planning to bring students and staff back to its seven campuses for the fall semester, but officials have said that college life will likely be very different.

Linda Coan O'Kresik / Bangor Daily News

Maine colleges and universities are announcing their plans for the fall as COVID-19 continues to alter campus life and instruction.

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To better understand the forces and effects of climate change, National Geographic funded a mission last year to Mount Everest. The expedition was documented in a special called "Expedition Everest," which will air Tuesday night on the National Geographic Channel. The lead scientist on the expedition was the University of Maine's Paul Mayewski, who heads UMaine's Climate Change Institute.

The University of Maine System Board of Trustees has conditionally approved a $559 million spending plan for Fiscal Year 2021.

Robbie Feinberg / Maine Public File

The COVID-19 pandemic has put a lot of stress on college students. In just a few weeks, many have had to pack their bags and leave campus, then transition to new, online classes. And for those set to graduate this spring, the economic uncertainty caused by the pandemic has many on edge and some rethinking their plans after graduation.

Robert F. Bukaty / AP File

Maine Chief Justice Leigh Saufley will step down from the Maine Supreme Judicial Court and take over as dean of the University of Maine School of Law School later this month. The appointment is drawing praise from members of Maine's legal community.