Monday, July 24th, 2017

Apologies all around, Cummings and Ginn address senate

Posted on May 10, 2017 by USM Free Press in News

By Sarah Tewksbury, Staff Writer The student senate met Friday, April 28 on the Gorham campus in Upton Hastings Hall. The start time of 2 p.m. was delayed by an executive board meeting in which a Violations Inquiry Committee (VIC) recommended that Liam Ginn, former student senate chair, issue a second and separate apology for […]

Unsealed Fate: The cycle of perpetual punishment for minors with criminal records

Posted on May 04, 2017 by Krysteana Scribner in News

Mara Sanchez, Erica King, and Susan Hawes, co-authors on the Muskie School of Public Service report, pose for a photo with Danielle Layton, research analyst at Muskie School of Public Service and intern at Maine Inside Out (MIO), as well as other students from the MIO program, outside of the Osher Learning Institute on the USM Portland Campus.

Growing up, we look to our mentors for guidance and support, particularly from role models such as family and close friends. But what if we don’t have the support system we need to thrive as young adults, and turn to criminal behaviors as a way to cope with the struggles of our upbringing? For some […]

Senate continues in controversy

Posted on April 22, 2017 by USM Free Press in News

By: Dionne Smith and Sarah Tewksbury, Staff Writers On April 21 the USM student senate held their weekly meeting. Senators began the meeting by discussing new systems to be implemented and leadership programs. After one hour of the meeting, students began speaking on the current controversy surrounding the student senate chair, Liam Ginn, and the […]

LePage’s town hall meeting disrupted by protesters

Posted on April 22, 2017 by USM Free Press in News

By: Julie Pike, Staff Writer In Hannaford Hall on Tuesday, April 18, Gov. Paul LePage addressed an audience of USM students, faculty and staff and community members. LePage focused on three main topics: tax policy, budget, energy policy and welfare reform. He was invited by the USM chapter of Young Americans for Freedom (YAF). Ben […]

Climate change affects Maine market

Posted on April 22, 2017 by USM Free Press in News

By: Heather Roberts, Staff Writer The early arrival of spring may be a relief to the people of Portland, but for scientists, early spring means a rapidly changing ecosystem. According to the National Weather Service, in 2016, the average temperature in Portland was 48.4 degrees Fahrenheit, which was as high as 2012. The Gulf of […]

USM’s role in the North Atlantic region continues to grow

Posted on April 22, 2017 by USM Free Press in News

By: Sarah Tewksbury, Staff Writer The Maine Economic Improvement Fund at USM (MEIF@USM) is currently working hard to increase and improve Maine’s relationship with the North Atlantic region. In 1997, USM received a portion of the MEIF, a fund that was established by the state legislature to spearhead research projects. The initial value of the […]

Sodexo serves mixed reviews on college campuses

Posted on April 18, 2017 by USM Free Press in News

By: Johnna Ossie, News Editor In 2016, the University of Maine System gave its five-year dining services contract to French multinational corporation Sodexo. According to Buster Neel, interim chief business officer at USM, Sodexo was the best decision financially for the university. General Manager Tadd Sloane oversees all of the Sodexo operations at USM and […]

Starbucks in Glickman has ties to university dining services

Posted on April 18, 2017 by Krysteana Scribner in News

While a Starbucks in the Glickman Library may seem like an exciting new addition to campus, the service fails to provide a full assortment of options. Sodexo, USM’s food provider, was chosen because they presented the best offer and the highest capital amongst competition. Many of the statements by USM officials about the Starbucks’ success […]

LePage to visit USM, administration to pay for event costs

Posted on April 18, 2017 by USM Free Press in News

By: Sarah Tewksbury, Free Press Staff The USM chapter of Young Americans for Freedom (YAF) has invited Gov.Paul LePage to speak at Hannaford Hall on Tuesday, April 18 at 6 p.m. According to the USM YAF Facebook event page, LePage will be speaking about four different areas: “the budget, tax policy, welfare reform, and energy […]

Students call for resignation of student senate chair

Posted on April 11, 2017 by USM Free Press in News

By: Julie Pike, Free Press Staff For most of the student senate meeting on Friday, April 7, business ran as usual. There were guest speakers present, various campus committees that spoke about their projects and discussions about budgets.  However, throughout the meeting a group of roughly 15 students gathered in the back corner of the […]