Thursday, December 14th, 2017

Sexual assault prevention training on campus

Posted on February 03, 2017 by USM Free Press in News

This screenshot from the University of Southern Maine's website shows that the training is considered to be "mandatory," but many students are getting away with not completing the training and USM administration is doing nothing about it.

By: River Plouffe Vogel, Free Press Staff The University of Southern Maine hopes to provide fair, safe and equal education to all students. Protecting as well educating the student body is one way to do that. USM offers students to take an online sexual assault prevention training course, which is required of all university employees and […]

NGOs worlwide respond after Trump reinstates Mexico City Policy

Posted on February 03, 2017 by USM Free Press in News

By: Johnna Ossie, Free Press News Editor Just days into office, newly installed President Donald Trump reinstated a policy that bans international Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) receiving U.S. funding from providing abortion services, as well as from providing education or counseling to those seeking their services. The Mexico City Policy, often referred to as the global gag […]

New program homes to connect faculty and staff

Posted on February 03, 2017 by USM Free Press in News

By: Julie Pike, Free Press Staff The University of Southern Maine will be implementing a program called, “Informing U@USM,” which is set to begin in February. These classes, which are focused on bringing the USM community closer together, will teach a broad range of topics to employees from financial wellness, cultural resources on campus, physical […]

Let’s Talk About It: The first week of Trump

Posted on February 03, 2017 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By: Johnna Ossie, News Writer Many people in my family voted for Donald Trump, and since the election, I haven’t known what to say to them. My aunts and uncles, my cousins, even my dad. I haven’t been able to look at them the same way. I peer at them like I’m looking at someone […]

Sustainability & ME: Exciting project to launch in several USM dorms this spring

Posted on February 03, 2017 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By: Miranda Nemitz, junior year nursing student at USM Some of us hate it. Some of us love it. But regardless of our personal experience with it, cleaning is something that most of us are familiar with by the time we get to a college campus. We use cleaning products to disinfect our surroundings by […]

How the life of a childhood friend was relived through a polaroid

Posted on February 03, 2017 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

By: Krysteana Scribner, Editor-in-chief Yesterday, I stumbled upon a Polaroid photo while cleaning my closet. The image is now faded, discolored by time and folded gently in the corner. I believe it was taken in the summer of 2008, but my childhood memories are beginning to blur as I continue to grow older. I am […]

The Place Beyond the Pines (2012) analysis review

Posted on February 03, 2017 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By: Dan Kilgallon, Free Press Staff The Place Beyond the Pines (R) Run Time: 140 mins The Place Beyond the Pines does not refer to the lovely state of Maine, but rather, to the setting of one of the most underrated movies of 2012. Directed by Derek Cianfrance, this independent film takes place in the […]

Rocker and Halls Review: Split

Posted on February 03, 2017 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By: John Rocker and Aaron Halls, Free Press staff Plot: After attending a party, Casey (Anya Taylor-Joy) and her two classmates Claire (Haley Lu Richardson) and Marcia (Jessica Sula) are captured by a mysterious man named Kevin (James McAvoy), who has dissociative identity disorder, which gives him 23 different personalities. Trapped in an undisclosed location, […]

Resistance, Resilience, and Renewal: Storytelling

Posted on February 03, 2017 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By: Deliah Schreiber Well after 7 p.m., people of all ages, races and genders are still arriving. Every table in the room is taken and, by the time the first speaker takes the stage, the crowd has filled nearly every available square inch. On January 26, the Women and Gender Studies department at the University […]

People of USM: Dana McDaniel, Head of USM’s Linguistics Department

Posted on February 02, 2017 by USM Free Press in Community

By: Jordan Castaldo, Free Press Staff Dana McDaniel is known to most as the head of the USM Linguistics Department. However, having the pleasure of getting to know her a bit further, and to focus more on her linguistics background and not just her job, it becomes apparent just how interesting McDaniel is. McDaniel was […]