Maine Beacon: What Are Maine’s Colleges & Universities Planning For This Fall?

As the fall semester rapidly approaches, Esther Pew talks to Maggie Chipman, a student at Southern Maine Community College and Ruth Ann Paquette, a student at Unity College, about how their schools are planning to handle classes this fall and how they’ve been communicating with students.

Esther and Mike also discuss the plans of the University of Maine system, which include a 2.5% tuition increase.

Also on the podcast: A human-caused crisis approaches, as stimulus payments end and eviction moratoriums are lifted.

Plus: How Maine’s secretive police intelligence agency suffered a data breach, revealed personal information about Maine people and provided an incriminating look at their surveillance practices.

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The Maine Beacon Podcast is a project of the Maine People’s Alliance, produced to highlight the experiences of everyday Mainers, share information about the political and policy processes that affect Maine people, and promote a progressive worldview based on community, fairness and investing in the future.

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