Rift develops as faculty take sides for and against Botman

Posted on April 15, 2012 by Noah Hurowitz in News

Physics Professor Jerry LaSala is a vocal critic of President Botman.

Members of faculty opposing and supporting University of Southern Maine President Selma Botman have released statements outlining their support for or opposition to voting no confidence in the embattled president.

City of Portland, USM looking to improve annoying intersection near campus

Posted on April 15, 2012 by Noah Hurowitz in News

The intersection at Brighton Ave., Falmouth St. and Deering Ave.

Whether on foot or by car, crossing the six-way intersection next to the University of southern Maine Portland campus can be time consuming and hazardous. But the city of Portland and USM would like to change that. The Portland City Council held a public meeting in March to discuss the intersection and has contracted a consultant […]

Anti-abortion display raises hackles on campus

Posted on April 11, 2012 by Noah Hurowitz in News

A graphic photographic display comparing abortion to genocide is stirring emotions and sparking debates between passersby and activists today at the University of Southern Maine. The Genocide Awareness Project, organized by the Center for Bio-Ethical Reform, is a traveling display that sets up tall signs on college campuses showing graphic images of aborted fetuses.

Anti-abortion group coming to Portland campus Wednesday and Thursday

Posted on April 10, 2012 by Noah Hurowitz in News

An anti-abortion group known for displaying graphic images of holocaust victims and aborted fetuses is coming to campus, while a group of University of Southern Maine students are organizing a carnival to distract from the event.

Chancellor James Page responds to no confidence vote at USM

Posted on April 10, 2012 by Noah Hurowitz in News

James Page speaks at USM.

University of Maine System Chancellor James Page weighed in Monday on the turmoil surrounding a faculty vote of no confidence in University of Southern Maine President Selma Botman. “I support President Botman’s efforts to address these challenges, and at the same time I take the concerns raised by the Faculty Senate in its recent action […]

Low-cost STD testing available to students Wednesday

Posted on April 09, 2012 by Noah Hurowitz in News

Students experiencing nagging worries about something possibly wrong — or itchy — below their belts can be provided with some needed relief this week.

USM to lower dorms costs and seeks to freeze out-of-state tuition

Posted on April 09, 2012 by Noah Hurowitz in News

Residential and out-of-state students at the University of Southern Maine could be getting some relief in their wallets next year.

TJ Williams elected student body president in uncontested race

Posted on April 08, 2012 by Noah Hurowitz in News

TJ Williams is the next president of the University of Southern Maine.

TJ Williams’ 123 votes for student body president were more than enough in an student government election with drastically lower voter turnout previous spring contests and all candidates running unopposed.

Student body president condemns faculty voting no confidence

Posted on April 06, 2012 by Noah Hurowitz in News

Chris Camire speaks at the Faculty Senate meeting in Lewiston Friday. Camire pleaded with the faculty not to hold a vote of no confidence in President Botman

Student Body President Chris Camire had harsh words for faculty moving to vote no confidence in University of Southern Maine President Selma Botman. He pleaded with faculty to work with, not against Botman.

Student body president pleads with faculty against voting no confidence in Botman

Posted on April 06, 2012 by Noah Hurowitz in News

Student Body President Chris Camire called a move by faculty to vote no confidence in University of Southern Maine President Selma Botman a “coup d’etat” at a Faculty Senate meeting Friday and pleaded with faculty to work with, not against Botman. “I think you all should consider how much you’re tearing this university apart,” he said. […]