Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Barry Mills will step down next year to pursue another ‘professional challenge.’
Theodora Kalikow says she is open to alternative plans for cutting the budget and will still eliminate about 35 staff positions.
The proposal includes a moratorium on using consultants, consolidating departments and campuses, and making the president, deans and provost teach classes.
About 200 people gathered to oppose proposed cuts and demand their right to public higher education.
Health costs drop $500,000. The budget is 3.6 percent higher.
The cuts come in response to a $36 million funding shortfall in the University of Maine System.
USM student organizers have kept up a relentless drumbeat of protests unlike anything in recent memory.
Mayor Brennan and others say they want to help maintain USM’s ties to the community, and support a long-lasting, ‘robust’ university.
‘I Am Eleven’ is part of the Portland Children’s Film Festival and includes interviews with 11-year-olds in 15 countries.
The major had been one of four academic programs due to be eliminated as part of systemwide budget cuts.