Corey Saenz of Portland salutes to her mom at the conclusion of University of Southern Maine commencement ceremonies on May 16 at the Cumberland County Civic Center in Portland. (Michael Barriault photo)
PORTLAND — University of Southern Maine seniors Brandon McKenney and Gwen Merrick have taken the last few weeks one day at a time. Both are wrapping up projects, finishing papers, and preparing for the final exams that will allow them to graduate this Saturday, May 16. Neither ha...
Bagpiper and University of Southern Maine student Steve Lemieux leads a procession of faculty and guests up Bedford Street on Saturday to the Abromson Center, where Selma Botman was installed at the 10th president of USM. (Paul Cunningham photo)
PORTLAND — Major changes are in store for the University of Southern Maine and the entire University of Maine System, which will spend the next six months developing a new organizational model in order to cut $42.8 million in costs over four years.