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Curmudgeon Chronicle: “I’m suffering from Senioritis”

Posted on April 19, 2016 by Brian Gordon in Perspectives

I’m suffering from an acute case of ‘senioritis,’ or ‘I don’t give a crap about anything school related.’  My new interests include napping, wanking, pouring excessive amounts of beer and whiskey into my body and watching six hours of 30 Rock straight. I could give a hoot about any of my classes. I just want […]

Anarchist Luddite: Give Me Your Yearning Masses and I’ll Vaguely Try to Keep Them Safe From Gun Violence

Posted on January 25, 2016 by Brian Gordon in Perspectives

It’s surprising American students are allowed to study abroad because everyone knows we’re all gun-toting lunatics that pack heat while going to church and school. Right now my buddy Noah is studying abroad in Holland and I’m sure he’s hatching a plan to run amuck with his fully automatic assault rifle that he had stowed […]

Anarchist Luddite: “Why not make a habit out of helping people? You’ll feel better about yourself.”

Posted on January 25, 2016 by Brian Gordon in Perspectives

If you’ve walked through Deering Oaks in the past month, you’ve surely seen the winter coats taped to trees and poles with a sign saying “I’m not lost, please take me if you need me.” Indeed, what a good deed some soul has done. If you’ve cut through the park on your way to class […]

USM hosts Earth Day discussion on environmental problems in Maine

Posted on April 27, 2015 by Brian Gordon in News

The 45th annual observance of Earth Day was last week, and all around campus there were events to celebrate our relation to the Earth and how we can work to try and make it a sustainable place to live by preserving its natural resources. Kappa Alpha Omicron, or KAO, the USM Environmental Science Student Honors […]

UMaine students rally for climate change action

Posted on April 20, 2015 by Brian Gordon in News

Students from nine different Maine colleges marched through capitol park protesting the government indifference to a growing global problem: climate change.

In anticipation of Earth Week, nearly 300 students from all over the state came together on Saturday, April 11 on the steps of the capitol building to protest climate change and government’s apathy towards it. The students were organized under Maine Students for Climate Justice along with the environmental group 350 Maine. Nearly every college […]

The loss of liberal arts education

Posted on April 14, 2015 by Brian Gordon in News

On Wednesday night,  the Criminology Student Association hosted a panel of five professors who gave a talk titled “Deforming the System: The Loss of Liberal Arts as a Blow to Student Success.” About 40 students attended along with a few faculty members. The professors laid out their vision of a potential future where education becomes […]

Bayside Village sends students unsolicited suite offers

Posted on March 23, 2015 by Brian Gordon in Perspectives

If you’re a USM student you recently received an email from Bayside Village comparing the costs of their apartments to the dorms on campus. Some of you may even have received an email confirming your tour of the apartment complex that you didnt even schedule. The email suggests Bayside is a part of USM, but […]

Engineering economics connects classroom with the community

Posted on March 09, 2015 by Brian Gordon in News

Upper-class engineering students must take professor Ivan Most’s engineering economics class if they want to graduate. Part of their course work is community-based projects, assisting area schools solve their engineering problems. The class was the brainchild of STEM partnerships coordinator Emily Mitchell, who works in the community engagement office at USM. Her job is to […]

“I don’t want to be anywhere else:” Longtime Mainer seeks USM presidency

Posted on February 19, 2015 by Brian Gordon in News

Glenn Cummings during his visit to USM last week.

Prospective USM president Glenn Cummings met with university leaders last Thursday to discuss how he’d spend his presidency, should he be chosen for the job. Cummings said he is “a product of Maine.” A 12th generation Mainer, he comes from a line of lobstermen, fishermen and his mother worked at Shaw’s for years. He is […]

First presidency finalist visits

Posted on February 10, 2015 by Brian Gordon in News

The first of the three prospective USM presidents, Jose “Zito” Sartarelli, met with student leaders, faculty and staff Thursday to introduce himself and answer questions about his vision for USM. “Job one is enrollment. You have to fix enrollment. Job two is fundraising. Fundraising takes time, three to five years,” Sartarelli said. “USM has great […]