Student profile: Anna Chiu, commencement speaker

Posted on April 28, 2014 by matthewgraeff in News

USM Senior Anna Chiu, the student speaker at the USM commencement, hopes to inspire graduating students to keep USM values of inclusiveness and understanding in mind as they head out into the world. Chiu is a health sciences major with a minor in biology. She transferred to USM from Simmons College, where she was a […]

Phi Mu Delta strengthens community partnership

Posted on April 21, 2014 by matthewgraeff in News

Brothers from USM’s Phi Mu Delta fraternity raked and picked up trash and painted benches in an effort to clean up Longfellow Park, near USM’s Portland Campus last Friday. They worked to clean up the same park for last year’s Day of service, and this year will be co-hosting a block party to celebrate on May 3.

The Phi Mu Delta fraternity and University Neighborhood Organization co-hosted a cleanup of Longfellow Park with a block party to follow in the hope that the events will bring USM and its neighbors in Portland together. Phi Mu Delta, which only formed in 2012, also hopes that the event will help establish them within USM. […]

Spring enrollment drop surprises administrators

Posted on April 07, 2014 by matthewgraeff in News

Enrollment numbers for spring 2014 have come in lower than anticipated by the USM administration, exacerbating already difficult financial circumstances. The 5.3 percent drop in enrollment between this spring and last spring means that, even with the emergency budget cuts, USM will bring in $1.5 million less than projected by the fiscal year 2014 budget. […]