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Fraternity leaders react to new ban

Despite a ban on new fraternity and sorority housing in Gorham and stricter regulations for the current houses, members of Greek Life at USM...

USM inducts 7 new members into Athletics Hall of Fame

The USM athletics department celebrated their rich athletic history as six former student-athletes and one coach were inducted into the USM Athletics Hall of...

‘Tis the season: October is for playoff baseball

Fall is in the air, and the 162-game grind that is the Major League Baseball season culminated earlier this month, as eight teams all...

Student hit by truck while crossing Bedford Street

A student was struck by a pickup truck while crossing Bedford Street in Portland Monday evening, according to USM officials. Aleksander Bresler, 28, of New...

Candidates for governor debate live from USM

All five candidates criticized Maine's business climate in a live televised debate two weeks away from the Nov. 2 election — but each suggested different ways of bringing businesses and jobs to the state.

Botman to hold meetings to discuss reorganization and budget with community

President Selma Botman scheduled two meetings to keep faculty, staff and students informed about the implementation of  the academic reorganization and the budget for...

Panel discusses the future of public higher education

The panel was organized as part of the National Day of Action to Defend Education, a movement started last fall in California after tuition spikes and cuts in state funding prompted a day of protests and strikes on March 4 at universities and colleges across the country.

Panel to discuss effect of economy on university funding

Students and faculty will hold a panel discussion Thursday, Oct. 7 at 2:45 p.m. at the amphitheater in the Woodbury Campus Center...

USM to host gubernatorial debate in Portland

News 8 (WMTW-TV) and USM are hosting a debate with the five gubernatorial candidates from 7 to 8 p.m., Monday, Oct. 18, in...

Gorham town council bans new Greek housing

The council voted 4-2 with one absence in favor of an amendment to the town's Land Use and Development Code that excludes Greek housing from the realm of "acceptable use" of land.

Luna explores cultural identity at USM

At Corthell Hall on Sept. 25, USM hosted visiting performance artist James Luna, who’s show consisted of a postmodern blend of traditional and contemporary...

PEB coffeehouse starts small

Portland Events Board hosted an open mic night last Wednesday in Portland’s Campus Center for no more than ten people. I sat to the...

The playoff pride of Maine

For some, Matt Stairs’ pinch-hit home run in game four of the 2008 National League Championship Series, besides maybe the length of the monstrous...

‘Adz’ may be Stevens’ best yet

Frenetic waves of cascading glitch electronics abruptly end as soon as they seem to start. Swirling psychedelic soundscapes envelope the listener with warmth and...

Covered In Bees deliver their final sting

Walking into Geno’s Rock Club on Sept. 25 to see Portland death-punk band Covered In Bees, you’d never know it was going to be...

The hype about laptops

For some students, laptops are an integral part of classroom experience, others find them to be distracting. Some professors allow students to use laptops...

Affleck best behind the camera

The newest Ben Affleck-helmed feature “The Town” is a solid piece of narrative filmmaking that showcases the strengths of an incredibly talented cast. Affleck,...

Rated Local showcases Maine talent

It was only a matter of time until the local film nerds took over Nickelodeon Theater in Portland, and that’s exactly what happened last...

We need a governor with experience

One of my professors in a recent class made an interesting point about a perception a lot of us seem to have heading into...

How do you play it cool when you’re addicted to your phone?

Once, in a drunken haze, I told an ex that I loved him like I love my iPhone. I wish I wasn’t addicted to my...

Cross country teams succeed on and off the field

When you hear the word jock, the image of a letter jacket-wearing, no-brained, class skipping, self-surrounded on-field superstar may come to mind. If you dive into the...

Husky Highlights

DeHaan Goal in OT Lifts USM Past UMass Dartmouth, 2-1 Senior Heidi DeHaan (Lewiston, Maine) scored her second goal of the match 1:53 into the...

Faculty debate diversity mandate for core curriculum

The faculty senate debated the possibility of adding an international component to the core curriculum at their Friday meeting in the Hastings Formal Lounge...

Town council to discuss future of Greek housing in Gorham

The Gorham Town Council will hold a public hearing Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Municipal Council Chamber to discuss the proposed ban on...

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