Saturday, November 25th, 2017

Equality’s role in democracy and higher learning discussed

Posted on November 08, 2017 by USM Free Press in News

Ben Theiault Through a combination of education, community involvement and the emphasis of equality, Compact President Andrew Seligsohn aspires to redefine the way our country views Civic education. He seeks to promote a new way to execute Civic education with the help of local institutions of higher learning in areas all over the country. He […]

Election day rapidly approaches for Mainers

Posted on November 08, 2017 by USM Free Press in News

Sarah O’Connor This year’s election will feature new referendum ranging from health care reformation to state pension amendments. On Election Day, November 7, Maine voters will vote on five statewide ballot measures in the Referendum Elections. They will elect new members of the House of Representatives as some terms have come to an end. Additionally, […]

Detrimental winds beat out the ice storm of ‘98 in power outages

Posted on November 08, 2017 by USM Free Press in News

Kate Rogers Schools all over Maine were closed on Monday due to a storm that brought powerful winds and knocked out power for nearly half a million Mainers. The USM Lewiston campus lost power from around ten o’clock Wednesday morning until Thursday morning, while  Portland and Gorham campuses did not have major issues and only […]

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 […]

Letter from the Editor: You too?

Posted on October 23, 2017 by Sarah Tewksbury in News

Sarah Tewksbury Social media and the news are currently overflowing with testimonials from individuals who have been affected by sexual harassment or sexual assault. In 2006, activist Tarana Burke used the phrase “me too” to encourage females around the world, specifically women of color, to be conscious that they were not alone in their struggles […]

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 […]

Gorham dorm treated for bed bugs

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

Maverick Lynes On Monday, Sept. 18 Upton-Hastings residents received word, via email, of a confirmed case of bed bugs inside the building. The email informed residents that treatment to take care of the the infestation had begun and that the situation was being monitored closely. It also encouraged residents to check their rooms and their […]

Hustus, we have a problem

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

Maverick Lynes Friday, Sept. 15, the 46th student senate held their first meeting in Upton Hastings on the Gorham campus. The meeting began with introductions and the senate could not make it through that without the first awkward moment. Shaman Kirkland stated how his “fun fact” about himself was that he, “got food poisoning from […]