By Mike Costa Returning to USM after having left many years ago has been an enlightening experience; a chance to resume educational pursuits and create prospects through networking. Most of all, I find myself in awe of the power and potential of interactions between students and their professors. USM is no stranger to the non-traditional [...]
Freshman will quickly come to realize that, at this age, change is the only constant as we all continue our quest for self- actualization. You may wake up one day to find that your best friend, hall mate or even your roommate has meandered down his/her own path, leaving you behind to ponder how things changed so much right under your nose.
The Beehive Design Collective will be presenting two of their nationally recognized banners and storytelling presentations this Thursday and Friday in Burnham Lounge located in the Robie-Andrews residential hall on the University of Southern Maine’s Gorham campus. The Beehive Design Collective is a volunteer non-profit organization whose mission is to raise awareness of environmental and [...]
It’s rare that the country gets too worked up about voting in Maine. Though sometimes referred to as a “battleground state,” it’s mostly an honorary title: we’ve gone Democratic in every presidential election since 1992; our party caucuses are too late and light on delegates to interest anybody besides Ron Paul. But in 2009, we [...]
The University of Maine System Board of trustees voted to approve a one-year freeze of in-state tuition rates at their meeting Monday. The decision, based on a motion from Trustee Karl Turner, marks the first year since 1987 that tuition rates have not increased. Tuition increased 4.3 percent last year. “I endorse a one [...]
The spring semester has just begun, and to kick it off the USM bookstore has arranged a reading and signing of 2004 USM Stonecoast MFA graduate Morgan Callan Roger’s award-winning debut novel, Red Ruby Heart in a Cold Blue Sea this Tuesday. “Everyone here at the bookstore is so excited that we’re launching Morgan Callan [...]
MeMUNC, a three-day Model United Nations conference hosted by USM for high school students, is looking for an Under Secretary-General for next May’s conference. This is an excellent opportunity to gain experience in public relations, marketing, business, communications, civic engagement and in addition, gain exposure to international affairs.
Occupy Maine, as well as the national Occupy endeavors, are intensifying. The current irrationality of the political system is a contemptible apparatus implemented by the plutocracy that’s now in place. The further marginalizing of the American dream due to diminishing jobs and the banks’ increasing refusal to loan money is unsettling. Wall Street and some [...]
If anyone has been looking for entertainment lately, save some cash from going to the movies or out to dinner and tune into the GOP presidential debates. The three latest debates – Sept. 22 in Orlando, Fla., Oct. 11 at Dartmouth College and Oct. 18 in Las Vegas, Nev. – have provided viewers an opportunity [...]
Students, faculty and staff at the University of Southern Maine are in the same leaking boat. We’ll all be better off if we’re bailing together. A lot has changed in the last decade at USM and much of it has been negative.