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School in Session for Maine Colleges and Universities 

School is back in session at colleges and universities across the state.Classes begin today at the University of Maine campus in Orono.About 12,000 students are enrolled for the fall semester.The class of 2013 is down in student numbers from years past.School president Robert Kennedy says poor economic conditions have affected first year enrollment, but overall enrollment is up one percent, partly due to an improved retention rate.Husson University in Bangor is boasting a recording breaking enrollment this year, both in undergraduate and graduate classes.School officials credit the new healthcare programs, including the new pharmacy school.Husson University has already had to lease more than two dozen off-campus apartments as university residences, since the dorms are filled to capacity.