USM students weigh in on presidential canidates

Posted on September 29, 2015 by USM Free Press in News

By Sam Haiden The time is coming, once again to decide who will lead this country. As we are approaching the primary elections in November, campus is all aflutter with the most recent political scandals involving our would-be future presidents. Now is the time that USM students will have to begin to make important decisions about […]

USM High School hopes to increase college enrollment

Posted on September 21, 2015 by Krysteana Scribner in News

The University of Southern Maine is in the early planning stages for an independent high school in order to support the decrease in student enrollment over the past three years. If this was to happen, the University would become an attractive aspect to international students, as it would be one of only a selection of […]

UMaine system moving towards more efficient energy

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

By Zachary Searles / News Editor   Last Thursday, the University of Maine System released an energy and sustainability report that stated across the system, Maine campuses have reduced their carbon emissions by 26 percent since 2006. In 2006, the UMaine system as a whole was releasing 97,500 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent into the […]

Cybersecurity Degree Launched in UMaine System

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

By Cody Marcroft, Free Press Staff   This fall, the University of Maine System is offering, for the first time, a Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity. The establishment of the major was two years in the making, according to Raymond Albert, professor of Computer Science at the University of Maine Fort Kent and project leader […]

Smart Forest Initiative to begin in Hemlock Forest

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

By Erica Jones / Free Press Staff A publicly-accessible research forest is being developed on the Gorham campus of USM. Hemlock Forest, which already provides the university and the Gorham community with an area for hands-on learning and beautiful views, will be established as a research forest based on the United States Department of Agriculture’s Smart […]

Portland women’s history gets its own app made by Professor

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

By Brian Gordon / Free Press Staff Walking through town you’re liable to spot plaques on old buildings. Why’s that there? Who’s Lily Stephens? Now there’s an app for that. It’s called the Portland Women’s History Trail and it was created here at USM. History professor, Eileen Eagan, and her students took what once was a […]

Pepper spray discharged in Lower Brooks

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

By Thomas Fitzgerald, News Intern The Brooks Student Center on the Gorham campus was unexpectedly evacuated last Saturday night, causing unrest among students and many still unanswered questions. Carly Coombs, a sophomore communications major, was working in the building at the time. She recounts the moments before the evacuation happened, saying that she sat in Lower […]

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 […]

Science Exhibit in Portland uses real body parts

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

Exhibits at the Portland Science Center display bodies to educate students on the muscular system

By Samuel Haiden / Contributor An anatomical exhibit described as a mix of “art, science, and circus freak show” will inspire and educate audiences here in Portland starting Friday, September fourth. The exhibit features real live human corpses, which have been voluntarily donated to the cause by the deceased- in most cases. These corpses are preserved […]

Students Connect at 15th Annual Husky Fest

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

By Rahma Ali, Community Editor Last Wednesday, the lawn between Payson Smith and Luther Bonney was filled with students eager to learn more about USM through student information tables, great food and upbeat music at the 15th annual Husky Fest. For students, the Husky Fest is a way to meet and connect with faculty members and […]