“King” of nostalgia reminds us of a happier time

Posted on October 31, 2012 by Jacob Lowry in Perspectives

Forget about Portland, Oregon – the dream of the ‘90s is alive right here in Maine and former Governor extraordinaire Angus King is its champion. At this point, it’s likely that King will win the Senate race in a landslide. His campaign has skillfully responded to Mainers’ frustrations with what I call the two party […]

Vote between the party lines this election

Posted on October 15, 2012 by Jacob Lowry in Uncategorized

Is it just me, or has the 2012 presidential campaign been the most lackluster piece of nothingness since the last season of American Idol? The nauseating spectacle of inane gaffes, pathological fundraising dinners and egregious spray-on-tans has left me more than a little dizzy. National politics has truly become a garish cartoon – a nightmarish […]

Lowry: Dissent is not destructive in no-confidence vote

Posted on April 30, 2012 by Jacob Lowry in Perspectives

By now, you’re likely all too familiar with the controversy surrounding President Selma Botman and the faculty vote of no confidence. The controversy reached its less than thrilling conclusion Wednesday night, with 68 percent of the faculty who participated voting no confidence, but disagreements over how to interpret the results casts an uncertain shadow on […]

Lowry: On USM president’s pipeline of ‘human capital’

Posted on April 04, 2012 by Jacob Lowry in Perspectives

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President Selma Botman evoked a metaphor that made my stomach churn. “USM is a pipeline, which delivers students to employers,” she said. I was left picturing my friends and fellow classmates sucked up a slimy sewer pipe leading to an office cubicle in some drab, Wall Street firm.