Tuesday, June 19th, 2018

Let’s Talk About It: Abuse

Posted on October 24, 2017 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

Johnna Ossie Question: My friend has been with her partner for a year. On the outside, things seem to be normal. However, I am starting to become concerned. It started when we moved off-campus to Portland. She has a job, and we are getting out and meeting a lot of new people. Her partner still […]

It Is Your Choice, Not Theirs.

Posted on October 24, 2017 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

Hawraa Rikan   We all agree that free speech is fundamental for a civilized society, but who gets to draw the line between hate and free speech? When I transferred to the University of Southern Maine last semester, it was baffling to me what people found offensive. Free speech has become limited to the point […]

Celebrating Moral Immortality

Posted on October 24, 2017 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

Cornelia Cone Reflections on the “Descendants of Henrietta Lacks” bioethics lecture hosted at the University of Southern Maine’s Portland campus on Oct. 13, 2017 ‘Individuals are not stable things, they are fleeting. Chromosomes too are shuffled into oblivion, like hands of cards soon after they are dealt. But the cards themselves survive the shuffling. The cards are the […]

Becoming a Financially Literate Student

Posted on October 24, 2017 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

Solomon Nkhalamba & Catherine Darragh Students know that they must invest time to succeed academically, but there is less understanding about financial preparedness. As a college student engulfed in school work and many other demands that come with this amazing period of life, it is tempting not to think about financial management. As the saying goes, “Failure […]

Advising Advice: Discussin’ Discussions

Posted on October 24, 2017 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

Rusty Dolleman Discussion boards are a feature of many online courses that can even comprise the bulk of the work for some of them. As someone who has taught both and has taken online courses that use discussion boards, here are a few tips for getting the most out of these assignments. First, find out […]

Susan Feiner resigns from CASH curriculum review committee

Posted on October 23, 2017 by USM Free Press in News

Sarah O’Connor Susan Feiner is resigning the College of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CASH) curriculum review committee (CRC). Professor Susan Feiner, PhD is a professor of economics and women and gender studies at USM and also the union president of the university. Professor Feiner shot down the rumors that she is resigning from teaching […]

Student Government Hopes to Make Amends with MSA

Posted on October 23, 2017 by USM Free Press in News

Cara DeRose Student Body President Pdg Muhamiriza and Student Senate Chair Muna Adan apologized to members of the Muslim Student Association (MSA) and multicultural students last Monday for student government’s failure to “lead people the way it’s supposed to lead them,” according to Muhamiriza. The apology was made partially as a result of islamophobia in […]

Student Senate acknowledges lack of gender diversity

Posted on October 23, 2017 by USM Free Press in News

Jess Ward Leading a discussion on Senate affairs and public relations, a woman stands in front of a seated crowd of men who are aptly listening and debating the issues at hand. The presence in the room is overwhelmingly male, but Muna Adan, Chair of the Student Senate, speaks with clear authority and confidence in […]

Career and Employment Hub

Posted on October 23, 2017 by USM Free Press in News

Jordan Castaldo The Career and Employment Hub is a convenient tool provided by USM to assist students in planning for the future. Not only are there resources for writing resumes or cover letters, but they also offer outlets for setting up internships, job search strategies, and alumni resources. Associates are also available to assist in […]

People of USM: Anila Karunakar

Posted on October 23, 2017 by USM Free Press in Community

Dionne Smith The USM Multicultural Center is home to many students that use the space as an area to meet people who are like them, socialize and connect with each other. USM is continuously growing more diverse. People of different characters and backgrounds are mixing on campus every day and it’s good to have a […]