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Candidates for new provost announced

Posted on May 02, 2016 by Zachary Searles in News

Candidates for the provost position have been announced after the search committee, chaired by Tom Parchman, interviewed all interested candidates, narrowing the search down to three. Each candidate will have two days on campus, starting during finals week, where students and faculty will be able to ask questions of them. The three candidates in the […]

The minds of USM showcase work at Thinking Matters

Posted on April 26, 2016 by Zachary Searles in News

For college students, there is a lot of work that goes on inside the classroom. Regardless of their workloads, some students still choose to do research outside of the classroom, with the hopes of educating others on topics that mean a lot to them. Last week, that work was put on display during the annual […]

Four new professors receive tenure after unanimous voting at trustee’s meeting

Posted on April 14, 2016 by Zachary Searles in News

At the Board of Trustees meeting earlier this month, four faculty members at the University of Southern Maine were awarded tenure and upgraded to the title of associate professor. Kelly Hrenko Ph.D., Yuseung Kim Ph.D, Alexander Lapidus Ph.D. and Peter J. Woodruff Ph.D., have each been a part of USM for six years and each […]

Album Review: Flatbush ZOMBiES – 3001: A Laced Odyssey

Posted on April 14, 2016 by Zachary Searles in Album Reviews, Arts & Culture

Zachary Searles/News Editor In a Rolling Stone interview last month, legendary Kiss guitarist, Gene Simmons, stated that rock is dead and hip-hop is dying. Whether that’s true or not, Flatbush ZOMBiES, a hip-hop trio from Brooklyn, New York, is certainly doing their part in keeping it alive with the release of their debut album, 3001: […]

Maine’s businesses come together to raise state minimum wage

Posted on March 21, 2016 by Zachary Searles in News

Maine’s state minimum wage is $7.50 an hour and hasn’t been raised a cent since 2009. Some Maine businesses feel that isn’t good enough, causing a coalition of nearly 10,000 individual Maine business owners to call for an increase in the state minimum wage. The coalition proposed a four step process. Starting in 2017, Maine’s […]

A white man’s role in the Black Lives Matter movement

Posted on February 15, 2016 by Zachary Searles in News, Perspectives

This is a perspectives new piece written by Zachary Searles, News Editor Last week Eddie Moore Jr. was at USM, giving guest lecture and a workshop about diversity. Moore has published books, gotten his PhD and now travels around the country giving these lectures and workshops. Moore grew up in Florida where he claims he […]

Food waste on campus: Eat what you take

Posted on January 25, 2016 by Zachary Searles in News

As students return from break and begin to use the dining hall on a full time basis, a new campaign is being launched to educate students on the amount of food that gets wasted every day. On average, a student wastes about five ounces of food every day and an average of 1,000 students visit […]

Solar panels spark USM’s movement toward sustainability

Posted on April 27, 2015 by Zachary Searles in News

Earlier in the year, solar panels were installed on top of the Woodbury Campus center in Portland, sparking some questions. Where did they come from? Who paid for them? Back in 2013, Dr. Fred Padula, professor emeritus of history, donated $50,000 to have solar panels installed in a visible location. Tyler Kidder, assistant director for […]

Alcohol vs. marijuana vs. tobacco

Posted on April 20, 2015 by Zachary Searles in News

In recent years, marijuana has become the most widely used illegal drug in the United States, with over 94 million people having admitted to using it at least once. According to the United Nations, nearly 159 million people have used marijuana worldwide, roughly 4 percent of Earth’s population. The numbers of Americans who smoke tobacco […]

SGA elections turnout lower than last year

Posted on April 14, 2015 by Zachary Searles in News

Late Monday afternoon, the results from this years student government elections were sent out by email, naming Rebecca Tanous for student body president and Matthew Creisher as vice president, winning by a margin of just 26 votes. The newly elected Tanous expressed how excited and eager she was to get started. “I’m really passionate about […]