Programs slated for elimination finalized

Posted on September 29, 2014 by Emma James in News

The three programs slated for elimination, American and New England Studies, geosciences and arts and humanities at the Lewiston-Auburn Campus were approved for elimination by the board of trustees last Monday in Fort Kent. After no discussion, with the exception of the citizen comment period, the board’s vote was unanimous. “We do have to face […]

Faculty has no plan in place yet for students seeking degrees in eliminated programs

Posted on September 22, 2014 by Emma James in News

The three USM programs up for elimination, to be voted on Monday, Sept. 22 at the Board of Trustees meeting in Fort Kent, do not yet have a plan for students to finish their degrees, if it passes. According to Kent Ryden, director and professor of American and New England studies, administration has not given […]

‘This is an experiement’: Faculty expresses concerns for budget timeline

Posted on September 15, 2014 by Emma James in News

President David Flanagan and Provost Joseph McDonnell respond to faculty concerns at the first faculty senate meeting of the year. Though they only accounted for two items on the agenda, the duration of the meeting was spent discussing program eliminations and budget cuts, and extended beyond the two-hour timeframe.

The Faculty Senate was set to spend last week’s meeting discussing a report from the Metropolitan University Steering Group, but after reports from President David Flanagan and Provost Joseph McDonnell, the rest of the meeting was spent on topics that weren’t on the agenda: this year’s budget deficit, program eliminations and how to combat dropping […]

Elimination of three academic programs to be finalized this month

Posted on September 08, 2014 by Emma James in News

Kent Ryden, director and professor of American and New England studies, described his feelings as ‘disappointed.’

In two weeks the University of Maine System board of trustees will vote on whether or not to eliminate three programs at USM: American and New England studies, geosciences and the arts and humanities program on the Lewiston-Auburn Campus. USM administrators proposed eliminating these programs in March as a cost-saving measure in an attempt to […]

Students take action after Direction Package

Posted on October 29, 2013 by Emma James in News

After the release of a new Direction Package on Sept. 24, students around campus have started to question the role USM serves as a public institution. For junior women and gender studies students Jules Purnell and Meaghan LaSala, their questions about the Direction Package eventually became action, in the face of ongoing cuts, specifically the […]

Planetarium hosts panel on the role of women in hard sciences

Posted on October 07, 2013 by Emma James in Briefly, News

Lucinda Cole, Director of Women and Gender and Studies Associate Professor of English, explains the upcoming panel on Women and the Night Sky TKTKTK

It used to be that men were the only ones allowed to call themselves scientists, in today’s world, gender structures are not so rigid. Even so, female scientists pursuing hard sciences has become a rarity, according to women and gender studies Professor Lucinda Cole. That is the subject of “Women, Science and the Night Sky: […]

USM professor brings Democracy Now! producer to speak on censorship

Posted on September 23, 2013 by Emma James in News

Criminology Professor Dusan Bjelic explains why he wanted to bring Democracy Now! producer, Nermeen Shaikh, to speak in Portland about censorship and the role of power in the media.

On Oct. 3, 2013 at the Space Gallery at 7:00 p.m., Nermeen Shaikh, news producer and co-anchor of DemocracyNOW!, a daily and independent global news hour, will speak with firsthand information on how the political process actually works. For funding for the event, Professor Dusan Bjelić of USM’s criminology department applied to the Maine Humanities […]

Huskies bite back at soapbox preachers

Posted on September 23, 2013 by Emma James in News

Students, professional staff and a USM police officer stand in the crowd listening to the Cross Country Evangelism group preaching outside the Brooks Student Center.

Gorham was the unsuspecting host of a religious group, Cross Country Evangelism on Thursday. The group came hoping to “spread, the Word” to students. Mike Stockwell, along with a handful of other ministry members who proclaimed the “gospel of Jesus Christ for the glory of God” came to USM as a part of a their […]

USM panel aims to “change the game” for LGBTQA students in athletics

Posted on September 16, 2013 by Emma James in Community, News

Sarah Holmes, coordinator of the Center for Sexualities and Gender Diversity, explains why the upcoming panel discussion "Changing the Game" is an important conversation for not only USM to have, but for schools across the nation, to be more open and accepting of LGBTQA students in sports.

The conversation about LGBTQA students in collegiate and high school sports has not been common, but it should be, according to Sarah Holmes, coordinator for the Center of Sexualities and Gender Diversity. This week, the USM Sampson Center for Diversity in Maine will host “Changing the Game: A Panel Discussion on LGBT People in High […]

New student space opens at USM after Gorham stores consolidate

Posted on September 09, 2013 by Emma James in Community, News

The Husky Hideaway convenience store located in the lower Brooks recently merged with the C Store that was located in upper Brooks, leaving a space upstairs for students and student groups to enjoy.

The early bird gets the worm. Or, in this case, a few new breakfast options and some space to rest. This year, in an attempt to consolidate and better meet student needs for food, convenience and space, the Brooks Convenience Store, once located in upper Brooks, has been combined with the Husky Hideaway, in lower […]