In latest rally featuring a political superstar, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, told the crowd of about 1000 people, that U.S. Congressman and Democratic candidate for governor, Mike Michaud is the best choice to spur economic change in Maine.
The University of Maine System's board of trustees has approved a plan to eliminate two programs at the University of Southern Maine at a contentious meeting Friday.
The board voted 9 to 2 to cut the campus's bachelor of arts in French program and it's master's program in Applied Medical Science.
In a statement, UMaine System spokesman Dan Demeritt says the Applied Medical Science program graduated fewer than five students on average over the past five years, at a cost of nearly $1 million a year.
EDITOR'S NOTE: Moments after this story aired, the University of Maine System board of trustees voted to eliminate the University of Southern Maine's bachelor of arts program in French and its master's program in Applied Medical Sciences.