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Robotics company wants Rosie to find a home at USM

Posted on October 22, 2012 by Kirsten Sylvain, and Nathan Mooney in News

Rosie the robot, also known as NAO 25, relaxing on a table during her debut at USM.

USM received a sales call from the future last Wednesday – at least one company’s version of it. Aldebaran robotics sent two representatives to the USM science building for a sales demonstration on Wednesday, Oct. 17. Standing just under two feet tall, less is more when it comes to a saleswoman like Rosie the robot. […]

Eliot Cutler lectures as part of the Fall Muskie series

Posted on October 22, 2012 by Kirsten Sylvain in News

Cutler says, “We need leaders.” Will he be the next? Eliot Cutler lectured at the Wishcamper Center on Oct. 17 as part of the Muskie School Fall Lecture Series on public service. Cutler, who ran for governor in 2010, has a great deal of experience in conservation and public service. He has a comprehensive plan for […]

Portland felt tremors of 4.0M quake from Hollis

Posted on October 16, 2012 by Kirsten Sylvain in News

The U.S. Geological Survey reported that at 7:12 p.m. EST tonight  a 4.0 magnitude earthquake hit three miles west of Hollis center and had New Englanders reporting tremors all the way to Rhode Island. The center of the quake is about 20 miles west of Portland near Lake Arrowhead. The USGS estimates that 231,000 people […]

Upton-Hastings arson investigation on-going

Posted on October 15, 2012 by Kirsten Sylvain in News

It has been five weeks since the fire at Upton-Hastings Hall, but the investigation is still underway. For many students living in Upton-Hastings Hall, their first weekend this semester was certainly eventful. On Monday, Sept. 3 at 2:37 a.m., a sprinkler was set off in a recycling closet on the third floor. A forced evacuation […]

Student Body President Williams removed from post Friday after vote

Posted on October 15, 2012 by Kirsten Sylvain in News

After much debate, the USM Student Senate voted on Friday to remove student body president TJ Williams from his post. Williams has been absent from USM since early September.

 After nearly five weeks of unexplained absence from campus and student government events, Student Body President TJ Williams was removed from his post Friday. Business as usual was interrupted when Senator Adam Higgins issued a concern related to the whereabouts of Williams at Friday’s student senate meeting. The issue had been raised at two prior […]

Candidates debate politics affecting women at USM

Posted on October 15, 2012 by Kirsten Sylvain in News

Hannaford Lecture Hall at USM was almost full on Oct. 4. with spectators coming to observe five senatorial candidates debate political issues affecting Maine women and girls. Candidates Angus King, Danny Dalton, Steve Woods, Cynthia Dill and Andrew Dodge debated the Affirmative Care Act, Family Planning, Medicare, social security and more. Republican candidate Charlie Summers […]

University to let lease expire at Baxter lot

Posted on October 15, 2012 by Kirsten Sylvain, and Nathan Mooney in News

USM’s lease on an office building and its parking lot at 15 Baxter Blvd. will be allowed to expire at the end of this month.The property was the site of 70-plus overflow parking spaces close to campus, one of few secondary options to the often-full parking garage. The building at 15 Baxter Blvd. currently houses […]

Libertarian vice presidential candidate visits USM

Posted on September 24, 2012 by Kirsten Sylvain in News

Jim Gray, the Libertarian Party's nominee for Vice President, speaks to a crowd of nearly 20 supporters in Wishcamper Center Friday.

Libertarian Vice Presidential candidate, Jim Gray, and Libertarian Maine senate candidate, Ian Dodge, spoke about their party’s platforms at the Wishcamper Center last Friday. Gray is the running mate of Libertarian presidential candidate and two-time Governor of New Mexico Gary Johnson. Gray is a Navy veteran, a former federal prosecutor for the U.S. Attorney’s office […]

Reel Big Fish needs a real big crowd

Posted on September 24, 2012 by Kirsten Sylvain in News

Last April, the committee in charge of planning a national act concert for Gorham decided to push back the concert date to the fall because of a lack of time for preparation, and now five days before the ska band, Reel Big Fish, is scheduled to visit Gorham, it’s crunch time. As of last Friday, […]

Board of Trustees approve two more years of tuition freeze

Posted on September 24, 2012 by Kirsten Sylvain in News

System chancellor James Page addresses the trustee finance committee Monday. The Board approved a two year tuition and appropriation request freeze with little public debate.

The Board of Trustees unanimously approved an extension of the tuition freeze for an additional two years today. Last year, the board committed to a tuition freeze for the fiscal year 2012, covering 2013. The extension voted on today would freeze tuition until 2015 in an effort to control cost and improve student retention and […]