Tuesday, February 9th, 2016

News Briefs

Posted on February 08, 2016 by USM Free Press in Briefly, News

Local & State   Presidential race may be causing Mainers to overlook ballot initiatives   The country will be electing a new president in 2016, but Maine voters will have a lot more to think about than just who they want to be their next president. Some believe that it’s possible that because it’s a […]

What is Enlightenment? Kant’s essay 230 years later

Posted on February 08, 2016 by USM Free Press in News

By Zachary Searles Last Wednesday afternoon, three philosophy scholars, along with an audience of about 20 individuals, gathered in Luther Bonney to discuss and critique  Immanuel Kant’s essay What is Enlightenment?, which was published in 1784. The Enlightenment, which swept through Europe in the 18th century, was a time where philosophers were questioning the way […]

Police Beats

Posted on February 08, 2016 by USM Free Press in News, Police Logs

01/25/2015 Driving 101: Give It the Corn Bub Motor vehicle crash, 25 Durham St. M/V accident report taken 01/27/2016 Now You See It, Now You Don’t Suspicious incident, G12 parking lot. Unfounded. If They Cared You Would of Gone to Maine Med Medical emergency, Robie Andrews Hall.  Gorham rescue transported student to Mercy Hospital 01/28/2016 […]

Maine is one of 13 states that has a caucus, Here’s how it works….

Posted on February 08, 2016 by USM Free Press in News

By Bryer C. Sousa/Contributor As the presidential hopefuls refocus their efforts upon New Hampshire following the virtual tie between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton, as well as Ted Cruz’s win over Donald Trump in Iowa, one may be wondering how the caucusing process works in both parties in Maine. Robert W. Glover, an assistant professor […]

Rent prices at all time highs while USM explores new options

Posted on February 08, 2016 by USM Free Press in News

  By Bradford Spurr Back in 2008, the world stopped and watched as the most powerful and democratically free economy was brought to its knees after several years of mismanaged financial practices from some of the nation’s largest banking and securities institutions, which led to big banks needing to be bailed out because of faulty […]

Arbitrator rules faculty layoffs justified at USM

Posted on February 08, 2016 by Krysteana Scribner in News

Economics professor Rachel Bouvier protests with other faculty before a BoT meeting.

During the last weekend of January, the arbitrator reviewed last year’s retrenchments at USM and made a final decision about them, claiming that the process did not violate the collective bargaining agreement USM has with the Associated Faculties of the Universities of Maine (AFUM). “We are terribly sorry that we could not deliver a better […]

Academic horizons expanding for interested students. USM trying to make it easier for refugees, immigrants and asylum seekers to get an education.

Posted on February 01, 2016 by USM Free Press in News

By Thomas Fitzgerald/Community Editor On Jan. 28, a collection of students and prospective individuals who are interested in attending school at a college level gathered together on the seventh floor of the Glickman library to discuss their options with many different representatives. This event was organized with the association of the Martin Luther King Jr. day […]

Potential changes coming to USM after Board of Trustees meeting

Posted on February 01, 2016 by USM Free Press in News

By Zachary Searles The Board of Trustees for the University of Maine System held their first meeting of the year, and of the semester, last Sunday and Monday, Jan. 24 and 25, at the University of Maine in Orono. During the meeting, the board voted on matters that will potentially impact the future of USM. […]

Could cost of books lead to more theft in bookstore?

Posted on February 01, 2016 by USM Free Press in News

By Bradford Spurr Going to college is seen as an investment in oneself and in one’s future. Knowledge is power, and with that comes an educated constituency that forms the foundation of a well-informed democratic society. However, with a commitment to any major, comes the implied obligation of increasingly expensive textbook and other bookstore materials. […]

Workshop aims to dispel stereotypes around disabilities

Posted on February 01, 2016 by USM Free Press in News

by Erica Jones/Free Press Staff Last Wednesday, the University of Southern Maine hosted an interactive workshop on disability education and disability ally work, “Moving Beyond Pity & Inspiration: Doing Disability Ally Work.” The workshop was facilitated by author and disability activist Eli Clare and focused on “exploring both what we need to unlearn and how to […]