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 […]
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 […]
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: […]
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 […]
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 […]
MeMUNC, a three-day Model United Nations conference hosted by USM for high school students, is looking for an Under Secretary-General for next May’s conference. This is an excellent opportunity to gain experience in public relations, marketing, business, communications, civic engagement and in addition, gain exposure to international affairs.
Academic Council for Post-Holocaust Christian and Jewish studies offers two new courses
The Academic Council for Post-Holocaust Christian and Jewish Studies is offering two fall courses which examine Jewish/Christian conflicts. “Jews and Christians in Conflict: From the ‘Teaching of Contempt’ to Nosta Aette,” will examine how a negative image of Judaism developed in Christianity and why.
AmeriCorps looking for students
Only one application was received for a program seeking a minimum of 12 USM students to be community service leaders in 2002-2003 through the AmeriCorps Education Award Program.
Undergraduate students who sign up receive a federal grant of $1,000.
Gorham sexual assault
The University released a community warning after a sexual assault was reported last week in Gorham.
The victim contacted police last Sunday reporting she had been sexually assaulted at an off-campus party. Police would not release the exact location of the incident or say if there are any suspects because the case is still under investigation.