Saturday, February 13th, 2016

Professor’s showcase vast knowledge in their field by publishing books

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

By Jimmy MacDonald/Contributor When we are young, our parents and teachers seem almost like machines. It seems that the sole purpose of these magical beings is to tend to our various wants and needs. Of course, the reality is that these are people – fellow human beings with ambitions and faults. Yes, our professors’ goals are […]

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 […]

USM Socialists analyze world refugee crisis through discussion

Posted on February 01, 2016 by Krysteana Scribner in News

According to the U.N. Refugee Agency, 50 million in the world today are refugees. This crisis, which stems from people seeking safety from nations succumbing to anarchy and fanaticism, was discussed at a USM Socialist talk, hosted by Owen Hill, an organizer for the Portland branch of the International Socialist Organization. The talk, which explored […]

Police Beats

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

01/18/2016 I Love You Mary Jane Drug Complaint, Upper Class Hall. Report of the smell of Marijuana coming from Dorm room on second floor. Blood On The Ice Medical Call, Ice Arena. Gorham Rescue called. Officer and Rescue responded, No transport. 01/19/2016 Kicking Concrete is a No No Vandalism, Report of damage in the Parking […]

Food waste on campus: Eat what you take

Posted on January 25, 2016 by Zachary Searles in News

As students return from break and begin to use the dining hall on a full time basis, a new campaign is being launched to educate students on the amount of food that gets wasted every day. On average, a student wastes about five ounces of food every day and an average of 1,000 students visit […]


Posted on January 25, 2016 by USM Free Press in News

Local & State Man found dead in Durham rest area, foul play not suspected Alan Kelley, 43, was found dead in a Durham rest stop on Tuesday morning, police say that there is no sign of foul play. Kelley was originally from Durham, but most recent reports show that he was living in a Lewiston […]

An introduction to the invasive species of Maine

Posted on January 25, 2016 by USM Free Press in News

By Haley Depner This is the first article in a four part series. The first article focuses on introducing the concept of invasive species. The remaining articles will look at case studies of invasive species in Maine. Every year damage from invasive species costs the United States billions of dollars more than damage from all […]

President Cummings used first semester to repair and heal USM

Posted on January 25, 2016 by USM Free Press in News

By Bradford Spurr/Free Press Staff & Troy Bennett/Bangor Daily News Midway through the month of May in late 2015 it was announced that the university had found a more stable solution to the presidency as opposed to the revolving door of interims that has plagued USM for the past four years. Dr. Glenn Cummings, former Speaker of […]

First Somali Woman Police Officer in Portland

Posted on January 25, 2016 by USM Free Press in News

By Seth Koenig, Bangor Daily News Pious Ali — who was touted as the first African-born man and first Muslim to be elected to public office in Portland when he was voted onto the school board in 2013 — posted on social media that Abu became the state’s first female Muslim police officer. “The Portland Police […]

Police Beats

Posted on January 25, 2016 by USM Free Press in News

01/15/2016 Reading Books Deemed Illegal Unwanted person, Glickman Library. Officer located a person that is not welcomed at the library. Trespass paperwork served by Officer. Buying Books, Also Illegal Unwanted person, Woodbury Campus Center. Unwelcome person reported in the store. Unfounded, no official restriction in place. Beating with Books, Awesome Disturbance, Glickman Library. Staff reports […]