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Students and faculty debate over tobacco ban

Posted on September 17, 2012 by Brian Saxton in Uncategorized

With the January smoking ban quickly approaching, students can't seem to break the habit.

In January USM will begin taking the initial steps in making its campuses Tobacco-free. There will be much debate on campus in the few short months that tobacco users can freely smoke, dip or chew on campus property. A poll taken back in 2010 by the USM Tobacco Policy Committee showed that a majority of […]

Bowles and King talk economy and education

Posted on September 10, 2012 by Brian Saxton in Election coverage, News

On Sunday, independent candidate for Maine Senate Angus King held a town-hall style forum on national debt with special guest Erskine Bowles for a conversation on the economy and some clear implications of economic policy on higher education. Bowles makes it clear that any plan to fix the economy must include both cuts and investments. […]

Textbooks: By the numbers

Posted on September 10, 2012 by Brian Saxton in books, News

Tuition? Paid.  Meal card? Loaded.  New slacks? Ironed.  Getting ready for a new semester takes work and foresight.  If you’re anything like me, buying textbooks is one of the last things on your list.  Especially if you pay for textbooks out of pocket, it’s a lump sum, rent check, mortgage payment of a necessary expense.  […]

King and Bowles to talk deficit at Hannaford Hall

Posted on September 06, 2012 by Brian Saxton in News

Former Maine Gov. Angus King in March 2012.

Independent Maine senate hopeful, Angus King, and President Bill Clinton’s former chief of staff, Erskine Bowles, will hold a conversation on the national debt crisis on Sunday, September 9th at the Hannaford Lecture Hall on the Portland campus. Bowles is well-known for his work as the co-chair of the bipartisan National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility […]

Officials say Hastings fire was arson

Posted on September 04, 2012 by Brian Saxton, and Kirsten Sylvain in News

Sprinklers set off by the fire caused water damage to the floors below.

Fire Department officials reported that a fire was set deliberately early Sunday morning in a closet on the Gorham campus. The Gorham Fire Department responded to an alarm at the Upton-Hastings Hall at 2:37 a.m when a sprinkler went off.  The fire was extinguished before flames or smoke could cause any damage, though some water […]