Seven former state officials have been appointed to some of the highest-paying nonteaching jobs in the University of Maine system, in some cases on an “emergency” basis that allowed the system to waive formal searches, the Sun-Journal, a newspaper in Lewiston, Me., reported. Six of those people worked for the same state agency during the administration of former Gov. John Baldacci, and the seventh stepped down from the system’s governing board one month before taking a $137,000-a-year job with the University of Southern Maine, the newspaper said. While board leaders said they believed no undue influence had been exerted in most of the hires, they said a review was warranted. James H. Page, the system’s new chancellor, said he would add the hiring issue to a review he is conducting of questions about pay raises.