It has been just over a year since former University of Southern Maine president Selma Botman got a new job.
Among new students attending the University of Maine’s orientation in Orono will be students from China, India, Vietnam and Bangladesh. They were recruited in their home countries by agents paid on a per-head basis by the public university.
From 1994 to mid-2011, Chellie Pingree’s total contributions to candidates running for national office were $2,950. But from June 2011 to last November — a period of only 17 months — the Democratic congresswoman from Maine’s first district donated $105,600 to Democratic candidates to Congress and to the party committees that funnel donations to candidates.