Sunday, September 23rd, 2018

The culture and lives of Iranian women

Posted on February 26, 2018 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

Ben Theriault, Staff Writer Two weeks ago, on Feb. 14, The Poet and the Assassin, a five-act play written by USM’s own, Reza Jalali was performed at Talbot Hall on the Portland campus. The play is a part of the Gloria S. Duclos Convocation who’s theme is race and participatory democracy. The Poet and the […]

Maine Foodie Tours in Downtown Portland

Posted on February 26, 2018 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

River Plouffe Vogel, Sports Editor Portland is by far, the largest city in Maine. Some wouldn’t call it a city, but rather a big town. However, compared to its size, it has countless attractions. For one, it’s right on the coast and has almost 360 degrees of striking ocean views. It’s close to the mountains […]

Subtle degrees brings unique sound to stage

Posted on February 26, 2018 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

Kate Rogers, Staff Writer Subtle Degrees, an ensemble consisting of drummer Gerald Cleaver and Travis Laplante on tenor saxophone, is certainly uncategorizable. Their album, A Dance That Empties, was released on Feb. 23. There are only three tracks, each with its own unique mood. Roughly 40 minutes in length, the album evokes a strong jazz […]

The quest for consistency in online learning

Posted on February 26, 2018 by USM Free Press in News

Emily Adams, Contributor The Center for Technology and Enhanced Learning (CTEL), located on the Portland campus, is working with faculty to further develop both online and blended (both online and in person), courses. “[They] collaborate [by] providing course design support and training in commonly used course technologies,” said Paul Cochrane, the department head of CTEL. […]

The timely process of awarding tenure to faculty

Posted on February 26, 2018 by USM Free Press in News

Sarah O’Connor, Staff Writer Achieving tenure as a professor at any university is a huge academic achievement and requires a lot of time and work in service to their university and their academic portfolio. At USM, applicants for tenure must fill out the personnel action form to be judged by the Board of Trustees and […]

Bringing the conversation of sexual assault to USM

Posted on February 26, 2018 by USM Free Press in News

Julie Pike, Editor-in-chief In response to the #metoo movement and the Women’s March, the discussion about sexual assault has been trending across the nation, including right at USM. It has been close to five months since the #metoo movement went viral on social media, empowering victims to share their stories of sexual abuse and harassment, […]

Letter from the editor: gun regulations need to change

Posted on February 26, 2018 by USM Free Press in News

Julie Pike, Editor-in-chief In the wake of the school shooting at the high school in Parkland, FL, where 17 people were killed, it makes me reflect on the current situation regarding gun control in our country. It saddens me to say that I’m not surprised when I hear news of another school shooting. This news still […]

Food insecurity problem seen across entire state

Posted on February 12, 2018 by USM Free Press in News

Sarah O’Connor, Staff Writer   Maine’s food insecurity situation has gotten worse in the past three years. The number of food insecure Mainers has decreased from 2014 to 2015, but Maine’s ranking nationwide has moved up to 7th in the nation, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Maine ranks #7 in the nation and […]

Movie Talk: Empowerment through Moana

Posted on February 12, 2018 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

James Fagan, Photojournalist   One of Disney’s most anticipated movies of 2016, Moana, has stunning visuals, lighthearted, enjoyable songs and a cast of voice actors who make their characters truly come to life. Moana is a powerful story about independence, self growth and empowerment. The movie stars voices such as Auli’i Cravalho, who voices Moana, […]

Language workshops taught by students

Posted on February 12, 2018 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

Kate Rogers, Staff Writer The University of Southern Maine has direct exchange programs with universities in 10 countries. This means that study abroad students can go to those schools on Maine tuition and even keep their USM scholarships. It’s an amazing opportunity. Three of the available countries are The Netherlands, Japan and Korea. However, USM […]