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Robert G. Nisbet, Editor-in-Chief

Richard E. Dillon, News Editor

Warren E. McAvoy, Sports Editor

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The Maine Annex, published by the students of the University of Maine at the Brunswick Campus, was launched January 10, 1947. Editors introduced the publication as "the product of a group of progressive students" attending the Brunswick Campus. The goal of the publication, according to editors, was to "tell the story of our life on this campus." The four-page, tabloid-sized paper included display advertising from area businesses. Following World War II, the federal G.I. Bill enabled approximately 2.3 million, predominantly white male Veterans to receive a post-secondary education. To accommodate increased enrollment, in 1946 the University of Maine established the Brunswick Campus at the former Brunswick Naval Air Station. The remote campus operated until spring 1949, when Veteran registrations waned. Among stories covered in the first issue of The Maine Annex includes "The Fate of Your College Dollar," by Bill Nisbet, which discusses how student tuition and fees were distributed.


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