Friday, September 21st, 2018

USM timely warning

Posted on September 18, 2018 by USM Free Press in News

By Noel C. March, Chief of Police USM TIMELY WARNING DATE: 9/16/2018 USM Public Safety CRIME ALERT Crime Alerts are posted in an effort to make the USM Community aware of any situation that poses a potential threat to the safety and wellbeing of those who live, work, study and visit the campus. By keeping you […]

Anti-registry protestor condemns President Cummings’ decision to remove sex offender’s artwork.

Posted on September 15, 2018 by USM Free Press in News

By Liz Trudel, Staff Writer Sex-offender-rights activists took to the sidewalk outside Wishcamper last Monday to criticize USM President Glenn Cummings for his decision to remove three paintings by a registered sex offender. Bruce Habowski, 51, of Waterville, Maine, had his paintings removed from an art exhibition called “Industrial Maine: Our Other Landscape” in Lewiston-Auburn last […]

First annual sustainability fair at USM

Posted on September 10, 2018 by USM Free Press in News

By Nick Schleh, Staff Writer The Office of Sustainability teamed up with USM eco-reps, Sodexo and the Student Activities Committee for the first ever Sustainability Fair last Friday in Brooks Dining Hall. Students, faculty and alumni, gathered together for the collective goal of creating a more sustainable campus. The event is the beginning to the […]

Meet the 47th Student Senate members

Posted on September 10, 2018 by USM Free Press in News

By Cooper-John Trapp, Staff Writer The Student Senate is composed of students nominated and elected by their peers, entrusted with ensuring the Student Activity Fee, a portion of each students’ tuition, is spent responsibly. The Senate additionally serves as a conduit for student-initiated changes at the university level. From the Student Government Association webpage: “Student Government […]

Letter from the editor: Stay in touch with the news

Posted on September 10, 2018 by USM Free Press in News

By Julie Pike, Editor-in-Chief As students with full class schedules, work commitments and busy social lives, the last thing you might think about is picking up the paper to become more informed on current events. However in the days of social media being our primary source of news, getting familiar with student publications are more […]

Evangelist speaker on campus to kick off first day

Posted on September 10, 2018 by USM Free Press in News

By Liz Trudel, Staff Writer On the first day of classes last Tuesday, USM students were met by an evangelist on the Portland campus. The traveling speaker spoke against students’ religion, clothing, sexual orientation and gender identity based on his religious beliefs. The speaker, who identified himself as Daniel Rusk, commenced his demonstration on the […]

Sunny Side Up: Gorham listed as 16th safest college town in U.S.

Posted on September 08, 2018 by Julie Pike in News

By Julie Pike, Editor-in-chief In a list of the 50 safest college towns in America published by Safewise, Gorham got the 16th spot. They looked into the FBI’s 2016 crime data to see what towns had the best safety records. Gorham was chosen partly for its low crime rate, but also for acts of kindness […]

Student moderators raise tough questions to gubernatorial candidates

Posted on May 09, 2018 by USM Free Press in News

By Jamela Lewis, Staff Writer On Monday April 30, at Luther Bonney Talbott Hall six candidates for Governor of Maine gathered for the inaugural 2018 Spring Food Security Dialogue debate. The Food Studies Program at USM provided 24-year old student intern Kayla Buckley, with a professional gig as event planner and moderator. Buckley, an Economics major […]

Student Senate: what to expect next year

Posted on April 30, 2018 by USM Free Press in News

By Cooper-John Trapp, Staff Writer Despite being hamstrung by low numbers and turnover, the Senate has accomplished and facilitated several projects for the benefit of the student body this past semester. For perspective, the senate is proscribed 27 senators, but only 12 seats stand filled currently. Shaman Kirkland, current Chair of the Student Senate, says […]

Removal of six-meal plan upsets busy students

Posted on April 30, 2018 by USM Free Press in News

By Sarah O’Connor, Staff Writer Starting next fall, students with a meal plan will no longer have the option of the six-meal a week with $400 in flex cash, one that is commonly used by students with busy schedules. As a result of student and parent feedback, dining surveys and the Student Government tackling the issue, […]