Outside amenities side, do you feel that the actual USM education is worth the premium you're paying over your state school?As an out of state student at USM right now they get a huge number of out of state students who transfer because they have a lot of money for out of state transfer students and market pretty heavily to out of state students. Plus Portland is a way better location than Orono as far as things to do outside of school.
With my financial aid from the school I'm not paying more than I would at any of the Vermont state schools. They have scholarships specifically for students from other New England schools to bring costs down to in-state levels. Plus unlike with the Vermont schools I'm not stuck in the middle of nowhere at USM.Outside amenities side, do you feel that the actual USM education is worth the premium you're paying over your state school?
Northeastern U in Portland? Thats something huge.There is a big announcement from Northeastern University Monday at Ocean Gateway. The Governor, Mayor of Portland, Chellie Pingree, CEO of Tilson, and others will be attendance. Thoughts? my thought is USM is going to dump the Portland campus keep Gorham and Lewiston under the USM name. Portland fits the Northeastern model of inter-city education. Northeastern with deep pockets can fix up the Portland campus and run it under their program. I could be wrong... Maybe something separate Congress Street? Midtown?
I'm pretty sure the Legislature would want to be involved in that decision, and they wouldn't be doing the dog-and-pony show if that were the case.Thoughts? my thought is USM is going to dump the Portland campus keep Gorham and Lewiston under the USM name.
Furthermore, from the IDEALS website: https://www.ideals.org/"Northeastern University is expected to announce the creation of an advanced graduate study and research institute in Portland aimed at building a high-tech workforce to grow the state’s knowledge economy.
The outlines of the school are laid out on a public website and the social media profile of a central figure in the new organization.
The Institute for Digital Engineering and Life Sciences – IDEALS – a Portland-based non-profit has “for two years created the Roux Institute at Northeastern University in Portland, Maine,” said executive consultant Chuck Hewett, on his Linkedin profile.
The graduate education and research institute will focus narrowly on digital engineering, genomics, life sciences with an emphasis on the intersection of human beings, artificial intelligence and genomes, Hewett added.
The IDEALS team is now locating a landmark Portland campus and recruiting a founding academic institution. The goal is to select an academic partner in early 2020, enroll students in a temporary space in 2021, and open a Portland campus in 2023.
USM is exploring a smaller student center with Capstone Development Partners, the project developer, and has asked them to decrease the cost to around $25 million.
The new timeline for the project includes a soft opening in May 2023 and full opening of the 577-bed residence hall, the first student housing on USM’s Portland campus, and student center in the fall of 2023.