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USM announces campus plans, program with Iceland college

August 26, 2016

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The University of Southern Maine has announced new plans for the academic year, including an exchange agreement with an Iceland university and potential changes to the Portland campus.

The Portland Press Herald (http://bit.ly/2blvwCB ) reports that USM President Glenn Cummings said Thursday at the university’s “Opening Breakfast” that the school signed an agreement with Reykjavik University in Iceland for a new formal student exchange program. USM has been working with the school for several years.

Cummings also discussed a long-range plan to eliminate a street that bisects the Portland campus and build more dorms, a professional school and two new grassy quads. The plan hasn’t been formally presented to the school’s board of trustees.

Cummings says the Boyne Foundation has added $500,000 to the organization’s scholarship program for nursing students.

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Information from: Portland Press Herald, http://www.pressherald.com

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