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A Gorham and Portland events boards update

The Portland Events Board has been hosting and co-hosting multiple events during this fall semester, such as ziplining at the Husky Games and co-hosting...

Missing keys trigger a rise in security measures

One stolen set of keys has cost the university an estimated six-figure dollar amount, triggered a review of university policy and left many faculty...

Cutler proposes reform for higher education

Of the the voices airing ideas on the subject of education reform this election season, only 2014 gubernatorial candidate Eliot Cutler is proposing a...

Students take action after Direction Package

After the release of a new Direction Package on Sept. 24, students around campus have started to question the role USM serves as a...

CAHS considers reorganization to offset costs

The College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences has been facing reorganization issues centered around the new Direction Package for...

Fiscal frugality hits finance and accounting at USM

Like USM as a whole, the School of Business is in a position where it needs to cut down on classes and faculty. However,...

Theft reveals student safety as key USM priority

Within hours of learning about the theft of master keys on Tuesday, the Department of Facilities Management implemented a rapid response to address potential...

Vote yes on two: it’s a yes for U.

We have the chance to make a meaningful difference here at USM on Nov. 5. This opportunity involves everyone going to the polls and voting...

Bonin: bike law trumps basic rights

The positive aspects of Maine’s new bicycle law, which promote safer cycling, are overshadowed by serious flaws in its construction. The new safety laws are...

Lajoie: Sneaky tactics hurt the U.S.

The United States has recently come under fire from states around the world for shady intelligence gathering policies. While U.S. chief intelligence officials argue that...

LePage insults Mainers by reviving Romney gaff

LePage is bringing back a failed strategy with his latest inflammatory comment. “About 47 percent of Mainers don’t work.” That’s what the governor said to...

USM Quick Hits

Men’s Soccer Huskies lose to Western Conn. St. 1-0 The men’s soccer team lost to Western Conn. State on Oct 19 by a score of 1-0....

NFL needs more than rules to fix concussion epidemic

For years, the NFL has downplayed the issue of the concussions its players suffer by merely adding stricter penalties. These penalties apply to acts such...

Off the battlefield, drone technology helps out

Unarmed Aerial Vehicles, more commonly known as unmanned drones, have become an integral part of the U.S. military. Their use dates back to U.S...

Kidder: USM works hard to reach carbon neutrality

Here at USM, we signed on to the President’s Climate Commitment in 2007, which is an agreement to actively reduce the carbon emissions of...

Our opinion: online classes a positive force

The Babson Research group found that nationally there was a 10.1 percent increase in online class enrollment from 2010 to 2011, despite an unparalleled...

Local Picks: Local Twitter Accounts

There are many ways to use Twitter. Some use it to catch up with friends, while others follow news and events, and unfortunately, there...

Social media connects students in multiple ways

Addicted to social media? It’s okay, so is everybody else. Whether it be an occasional tweet or a Facebook birthday greeting, everyone, from your grandmother...

WMPG’s new show gets more students in the booth

USM students have an opportunity now to share their musical tastes not only with their friends, but also with listeners throughout New England. WMPG, USM’s...

USM online course offerings continue to grow

USM has ramped up its online class offerings over the past few years in the face of a system-wide push for more online credit...

Students combine art and science at CI2 lab

Assistant professor of design science and fine arts Raphael Diluzio and his CI2 lab are trying something new, working to combine fine arts with...

Media Services works on tech’s front lines

Media Services, the department responsible for classroom technology maintenance, is moving forward with their effort to cut down on problems that arise from outdated...

Q2 could improve USM’s labs

In the midst of debates over funding and program cuts, USM may have the chance to give some laboratory space an upgrade. Question 2 on...

Science Cafe takes on cyber surveillance conversation

“You are watched by all sorts of people,” scientific systems administrator Edward Sihler of USM’s “Information and Innovation” program said when describing the subject...

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