Daily Archives: April 8, 2013

University of Maine System complaint partly targets USM faculty

Recently, the University of Maine System administration has filed an official complaint with the Maine Labor Relations Board against Associated Faculty of the University...

Charter schools: The way of the future, or a Paul LePage pipedream?

In recent months, several conservative governors in the U.S. – notably Chris Christie of New Jersey and Paul LePage of Maine – have come...

Local Top 5: Vegan Must Eats

1.) Silly’s While Silly’s isn’t an exclusively vegan restaurant, it made the list because it’s a local gem and one of the best places to...

National Album Review: Wolf by Tyler, the Creator

Tyler, the Creator has outdone himself with Wolf, which sounds like his most engrossing work yet. The eccentric, foul-mouthed Odd Future ringleader is still rapping...

Music education faculty halved due to university budget cuts

Budget cuts at the university have affected all departments, but the School of Music may have taken a heavier blow. At the end of...

Olympic winner has the golden touch

Joan Benoit Samuelson made history 29 years ago when she crossed the finish line at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum to become the first...

Our opinion: It’s time for the facts

We’ve been arguing a lot here at The Free Press lately over, you guessed it, the recent budget cuts at USM. Trying to decide...

USM merges facilities staff

The USM Department of Facilities Management is consolidating control of grounds and maintenance staff previously under other departments in a merger aimed at creating...

Things of the Week: Budget slashes & unnecessary student censorship

Unnecessary student censorship of the week Three weeks ago, art students Lydia Brown and Sarah McCullough received an administrative complaint about their mural that was...

Rwandan recounts genocide in own country

In April 1994, violence quietly spread through a small little-known African nation, quickly transforming it into a massive graveyard. Nearly two decades later, the...

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