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Students stand in solidarity against pipeline

Posted on January 27, 2014 by Sidney Dritz in News

TransCanada’s Keystone XL Pipeline is drawing objections from a range of USM students, staff and faculty, perhaps most dramatically when a handful of students were involved in a protest recently that culminated in two arrests. Last Wednesday, a group of between 12 and 24 people, at different points in time, stood at the entrance to […]

Lab supplies combust, igniting in an empty room

Posted on January 27, 2014 by Sidney Dritz in News

Even with the multitude students coming in and out of the Science building during the school week, the most explosive thing to happen in the building last Friday took place in an empty classroom. A little after 1:00 on Friday, in the bottom corner of a shelving unit in the unused combination lab and classroom […]

The Free Press: Top 5 gifts for under $20

Posted on December 09, 2013 by dakotawing, and Sidney Dritz in News

With the holidays fast approaching, it can be hard to figure out what to get for everyone on your list. There are the big players—family, close friends, but what about that girl down the hall who you didn’t think you were that close with, but who got you something? What about your lab partner who […]

Languages and classics disband and reorganize

Posted on December 01, 2013 by Sidney Dritz in News

All of the classes and the three majors associated with the Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures are still running after the department was effectively dissolved in late October. While ‘dissolving a department’ may sound like another cut, the move was largely organizational, and left the majors intact. No courses and none of […]

University and faculty union near agreement

Posted on December 01, 2013 by Sidney Dritz in News, Uncategorized

An agreement on faculty union contracts may be closer than it has been in two and a half years after a tentative agreement was reached in November. The proposed contract covers a four year span, including the past two and a half years and a year and half into the future. “I feel like we’re […]

University of Maine System and faculty union reach a tentative agreement

Posted on November 18, 2013 by Sidney Dritz in News

On November 15, the Associated Faculties of the Universities of Maine and University of Maine System came to a tentative agreement on faculty contracts which have been under negotiation since the expiration of the previous contract on June 30, 2011. The contract negotiations, which have been stalled over numerous issues, notably healthcare and cost of […]

Senate and Chancellor discuss hiring issues

Posted on November 11, 2013 by Sidney Dritz in News

Faculty aired many of the same concerns they expressed in the October senate meeting at last week’s senate, but this time with University of Maine System Chancellor James Page in attendance. Page, who was invited to attend the meeting by Faculty Senate Chair and physics Professor Jerry LaSala, arrived in Gorham in time for some […]

What’s on the ballot:

Posted on November 04, 2013 by Sidney Dritz in News

Yes on Question 1 means you approve a $14 million bond to pay for maintenance, modernization and improvements for Maine Army National Guard readiness centers, and for buying land for training for the National Guard. If it passes, it could draw matching funds from the federal government for the same purpose. No on Question 2 […]

Know your rights!

Posted on November 04, 2013 by Sidney Dritz in Election coverage, News

A selection of Maine voters’ rights: You have the right to use Maine’s Accessible Voting System. If you are in line to vote by 8 p.m., you must be allowed to vote, you cannot be sent away. If you have already registered to vote, you do not need to show ID to get a ballot. […]

USM gains an Executive Director of Student Life

Posted on November 04, 2013 by Sidney Dritz in News

Joy Pufhal’s appointment as Executive Director of Student Life several weeks ago is one of the final pieces of a change in administrative leadership which was put into practice on June 7. The change, announced on June 7 in an email from President Kalikow, consisted of the consolidation of the Division of Student and University […]