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Direction Package pushes for metropolitan university identity

Posted on February 24, 2014 by Sam Hill in News

Student Body President Kelsea Dunham addressed the Direction Package Adivsory Board as a part of the presentation of the group she has been working with to define a vision for USM’s future. The vision they outlined emphasized USM’s urban location, which Dunham says students are very excited about.

Members of the Direction Package Advisory Board largely agreed that USM’s future should be as Maine’s metropolitan university, as the group’s meetings come to a close this Friday. The board met for a preliminary roll-out of the work that had been done in the three sub-groups for the past two months last Friday. While each […]

Student government nominations go live

Posted on February 14, 2014 by Sam Hill in News

Nominations for this spring’s student government elections opened up last Monday, and the Student Government Association is waiting for student nominations to come rolling in. This year, the SGA is making promotion of the elections a top priority and focusing on making the process easier for students. “We want to get as many people nominated […]

Students study overtime

Posted on February 14, 2014 by Sam Hill in Community

While a lot of students like to spend Saturdays sleeping in, hanging out in their dorms and catching up with friends or binge watching entire seasons of whatever show their roommate claims to be the greatest show ever, some use the time to catch-up on their school work. And for some, it’s the only time […]

Officials discuss active shooter policies

Posted on February 03, 2014 by Sam Hill in News

The USM community has been thinking more about safety than usual in the aftermath of the armed standoff in Gorham on Wednesday, Jan. 22. The number of school shootings has been on the rise throughout the U.S., with approximately 10 incidents recorded in 2012 and 28 in 2013. A school shooting is an act of […]

University oversight of fraternities questioned after Gorham standoff

Posted on January 27, 2014 by Sam Hill in News

Authorities blocked off College Avenue to keep USM residents from traveling near the crime scene. The campus did not go into lockdown because university officials felt that the scene was contained at the off-campus fraternity house.

Last Wednesday’s Gorham standoff between local police and an armed USM student, Alan-Michael Santos, has raised a lot of questions about the university’s policies and procedures during emergency situations. Santos, 23, of Winchester, Mass., a junior business marketing major, surrendered to authorities after a four-hour standoff with police, in which he barricaded himself in the […]

Police standoff with armed Sigma Nu brother at fraternity house in Gorham

Posted on January 22, 2014 by Kirsten Sylvain, and Sam Hill in News

Police have stopped traffic through Gorham Village as they attempt to talk down a Sigma Nu fraternity brother at their house at 124 School St.

An armed USM student has barricaded himself inside the Sigma Nu fraternity house at 24 School st. and threatened to hurt himself, authorities say. All other students have been removed from the building. The student, whose name is not being released, was intoxicated when he entered the house and was belligerent toward other fraternity brothers. They left […]

ARAMARK adds local flavor to Portland dining

Posted on January 20, 2014 by Sam Hill in News

The new Portland Pie Co. stand in the Woodbury Campus Center on the Portland campus has attracted  positive attention from students so far. The biggest snag so far in the stand’s operation has been that its popularity has led to longer lines and increased wait time for dining.

Students who regularly find themselves having to grab a quick bite to eat in the Woodbury Campus Center between classes or before they catch the bus will have quite a few new options this semester, as ARAMARK has spent the winter break renovating the dining area and rethinking their service. Last Monday, ARAMARK opened for […]

Local Review: Spose tries role as Andre 3000

Posted on December 01, 2013 by Sam Hill in Arts & Culture

For everyone who has had their fingers crossed, hoping for Andre 3000 and Big Boi to reunite and drop a classic Outkast album, we’ve got good news for you. No, Outkast isn’t back, but Maine-native Spose has resurrected some of the best beats from their vault giving the world another full album of backwoods rap […]

Community discusses Persian Visions

Posted on November 11, 2013 by Sam Hill in Arts & Culture

Panel covers art, identity, activism and culture in Iran Having given the community nearly two months to visit the Persian Visions exhibit, Director of Exhibitions and Programs Carolyn Eyler organized a small panel discussion to discuss the importance of the work and give it some context. This event, called Persian Conversations, was co-organized with the […]

Album Review: Black Radio 2 by The Robert Glasper Experiment

Posted on November 04, 2013 by Sam Hill in Album Reviews, Arts & Culture

Black Radio 2, released last Tuesday by the Robert Glasper Experiment, is at the forefront of a new genre-blending movement. This album is more than a just few tracks with good musicality, it represents an emerging musical culture. Building off of the enormous success garnered by Black Radio released in 2012, Glasper continues to channel […]