UMS Trustees Vote to Freeze Tuition 

Trustees for the University of Maine System voted Monday to freeze tuition for the upcoming school year.Officials say the last time tuition was held at the same rate was 25 years ago.They say the plan is part of a new set of goals, which include cost control and student success. The board also approved some structural changes to two of the system’s college campuses. One means tearing down up to 10 outdated apartment buildings at University Park in Orono and improving the remaining 26 buildings, including installing a sprinkler system. The other plan will clear the way for two new lab spaces in a vacant part of the Bioscience Research Center on the Southern Maine campus.