Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

News Briefs

Posted on March 07, 2016 by USM Free Press in Briefly, News

Local & State Presidential candidates visit Maine Last week, in the days leading up to the Maine caucuses, presidential hopefuls made stops in Maine, starting with Bernie Sanders last Wednesday at the State Theater in downtown Portland. Sanders spoke in front of a crowd of around 1,000 people, where he stated: “If we have a […]

News Briefs

Posted on February 29, 2016 by USM Free Press in Briefly, News

Local & State Group offers for reward for any info lobster theft The group Maine Operation Game Thief is offering an $11,000 reward for information about a lobster theft that occurred on the Gulf of Maine. An investigation by the Maine Marine Patrol shows that around 200 lobster traps were stolen. Maine Operation Game Thief […]

Then & Now Briefs

Posted on February 23, 2016 by USM Free Press in Briefly, News

Then November 3, 1997 USM enrollment skyrocketing Since its beginning in 1970, USM has increased its student population by 70 percent, according to information from the Portland Press Herald. The university has also added 17 new graduate and undergraduate degree programs since then and now supplies educational needs to more students than any other school […]

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 […]

News Briefs

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

Local & State USM sports teams play for good causes Over the weekend, USM’s basketball and track teams played their “Think Pink” game in order to raise money for cancer research. All athletes and fans were encouraged to wear pink to the game, and all proceeds went to the American Cancer Society. “Our Think Pink […]

Briefs: Your weekly news round-up

Posted on September 21, 2015 by USM Free Press in Briefly, News

  The University of Maine System has reduced carbon emissions across its seven campuses and other statewide facilities by 26 percent since 2006, according to a report released Thursday. During the 2016 heating season, the system expects to cut its consumption of heating oil by more than 500,000 gallons, a 49 percent reduction from last […]

In Brief: Your weekly news briefing over local news in Portland

Posted on September 14, 2015 by USM Free Press in Briefly, News

Maine universities committed to increasing local food on campus The University of Maine System announced last Monday that it has committed to purchasing 20 percent of food served on its campuses from local producers within the next five years. The system has released a request for proposals, seeking a company to supply dining hall and […]

Planetarium hosts panel on the role of women in hard sciences

Posted on October 07, 2013 by Emma James in Briefly, News

Lucinda Cole, Director of Women and Gender and Studies Associate Professor of English, explains the upcoming panel on Women and the Night Sky TKTKTK

It used to be that men were the only ones allowed to call themselves scientists, in today’s world, gender structures are not so rigid. Even so, female scientists pursuing hard sciences has become a rarity, according to women and gender studies Professor Lucinda Cole. That is the subject of “Women, Science and the Night Sky: […]

AFUM update: no agreement reached at Sept. renegotiation

Posted on October 07, 2013 by USM Free Press in Briefly, News

The Associated Faculties of the University of Maine met again on Friday, Sept. 27 to renegotiate the full-time faculty contract that expired on June 30, 2011. However, no agreements were reached at that meeting. USM and AFUM are scheduled to meet again on Oct.18 to see if a compromise can be reached. “We all want […]

In brief

Posted on September 09, 2013 by Sidney Dritz in Briefly, News

Gas leak makes for delays The area of Bedford Street connecting to the USM parking garage on the Portland campus sprung a leak on Tuesday, Sept. 3, just in time for the first day of school. “The first day of school is usually crazy, anyway,” said Lissa Luckey, a senior English major who left for […]