Saturday, December 15th, 2018

Locking Up Our Own offers new perspective

Posted on March 05, 2018 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

Emily Norman, Contributor Dr. James Forman Jr. came to USM to speak about his book, Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America. This was part of this year’s Gloria S. Duclos Convocation, following the theme of race and participatory democracy. The event was held on the Portland campus in the Abromson Center. Forman’s […]

Letter from the Editor: Riding the train in England

Posted on March 05, 2018 by USM Free Press in News, Perspectives

Julie Pike, Editor-in-chief One of the simple pleasures that I miss from my time abroad in England is riding the train. There’s something about coasting through the English countryside that is incredibly peaceful and relaxing. In the states I rarely took the train, it was either driving, plane or bus for transportation. A train ride was […]

USM’s Master Plan: Public forums seek input for the future of the Gorham and Portland campuses

Posted on March 05, 2018 by USM Free Press in News

Cooper-John Trapp, Staff Writer Looking to the generations ahead, a Master Planning Steering Committee co-chaired by Provost Jeannine Uzzi and the USM Foundation’s Cyrus Hagge is formulating an overarching plan for what the university will become. The committee, comprised of faculty, staff, students, community members and professional consultants conducted interviews, surveyed current infrastructure and analyzed mountains […]

Revisiting Retrenchment: Hardships of the past lay foundation for USM’s future

Posted on March 05, 2018 by USM Free Press in News

Sam Margolin, Staff Writer From 2007 to the present, five different presidents with slightly different visions of what a successful university looks and acts like took the helm of USM. In 2014, under David T. Flanagan, the University of Maine Chancellor’s Office announced that due to a $16 million budget deficit, system-wide cutbacks would have to […]

Women’s indoor track and field wins LEC title

Posted on February 27, 2018 by USM Free Press in Sports

Sarah Tewksbury, Staff Writer and River Plouffe Vogel, Sports Editor USM has a rich history of athletic achievement. It goes without saying that the University of Maine Orono (UMO) is a Division I school that competes against some of the top Division I programs in the country. But, when measuring the success of any athletic […]

People of USM: Susan Feiner

Posted on February 27, 2018 by USM Free Press in Community

Charlie Wheeler, Contributor Does a straw have two holes, or one? According to Professor Susan Feiner, it has two holes, one for each end. Feiner is a professor of Women and Gender Studies, as well as Economics. She has a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and has been a long time […]

A summit on social justice and our community

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

Dionne Smith, Community Editor Social justice is a very hard hitting, important, and sensitive topic to a lot of people. It can mean a lot of different things depending on the context, and has the potential to be limited, even though social justice can be done in many different ways. The second annual Social Justice […]

Working on Wellness: It’s not too late to vaccinate!

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

Lisa Belanger, Director of Health Services Ken has the flu. Poor Ken. He’s feeling nasty and pretty wiped-out with fever, body aches, sore throat, runny nose, cough and headache which are the most common symptoms. He had thought about getting a flu shot but because he had never gotten one in the past and never […]

Sustainability & ME: Burying stress in the soil

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

Tyra Howes, Sustainable Food Eco-Rep Eight in ten college students say they have sometimes or frequently experienced stress in their daily lives over the past three months. Gardening can help reduce that stress. Planting is about connecting to the earth and the rhythms of life. Gardening offers a reminder of what is important in life: […]

A Canadian’s Perspective: About gun control in the U.S.

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

Maverick Lynes, Staff Writer The tragic event that took place Feb. 14, 2018 in Parkland, FL has yet again sprung the gun control debate among American citizens. The school shooting was carried out with an AR-15 assault rifle and left 17 dead and 15 injured. The shooting left America in a familiar debate regarding gun […]