Thursday, January 17th, 2019

Showing support for domestic violence in October

Posted on October 30, 2018 by USM Free Press in News

By: Julie Pike, Editor-in-Chief This past month USM and members of the local community have been showing support and spreading awareness for domestic violence.   Going back to 1981, the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence started a “Day of Unity” to help unite and connect those combating domestic violence, according to the Association of Junior […]

Pop up courses offer ways to respond to current events

Posted on October 30, 2018 by USM Free Press in News

By Melissa Fraser, Staff Writer Academic programs are not generally designed to respond to breaking news but in the last few years USM has found a way to allow students to learn in real time about current events through pop-up courses. Unlike typical fifteen week courses, students won’t find these classes advertised in a course […]

Letter from the editor: Facing ethical dilemmas

Posted on October 30, 2018 by USM Free Press in News

By: Julie Pike, Editor-in-Chief  In the past week the topic of ethical dilemmas has come up in not only my work at the Free Press, but in my courses and in my research for the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP). Whenever this topic comes up, it’s followed by a whole slew of questions, trying to […]

Maine governor candidates address college affordability

Posted on October 30, 2018 by USM Free Press in News

PORTLAND, MAINE -- 10/03/18 -- FILE --Republican candidate for governor Shawn Moody onstage at a forum in Portland. Troy R. Bennett | BDN

By: Valerie Kazarian, Staff Writer The four candidates running governor in Maine were asked for their opinions on offering free universal tuition to college students. Governors in each state influence, either by proposing or by vetoing proposals, the educational policies within each state.  All four gubernatorial candidates were asked for comment and three responded, including Alan […]

Campus Kitchen Project brought to USM

Posted on October 30, 2018 by USM Free Press in News

By: Hailey Wood, Staff Writer Student Body President Katelyn Seavey, working together with Cheryl Laz, a sociology professor, brought the Campus Kitchens Project, which helps provide meals to those who are food insecure, to USM. Seavey was inspired to bring the project to USM after hearing Alex Moore speak at the Maine Hunger Dialogue in […]

Second annual Halloween Fire Prevention Festival in Longfellow Park

Posted on October 22, 2018 by USM Free Press in News

By Julie Pike, Editor-in-Chief USM Greek Life is hosting the second annual Halloween Fire Prevention Festival this Saturday in Longfellow Park. Phi Mu Delta Fraternity, along with Kappa Delta Phi Sorority-NAS, the Portland Fire Department, Portland Firefighters Local 740 and the University Neighborhood Organization, are sponsoring a fun and free festival “to celebrate Halloween and […]

What’s on the ballot

Posted on October 21, 2018 by USM Free Press in News

PORTLAND, MAINE -- 10/03/18 -- FILE --Democratic candidate for governor Janet Mills onstage at a forum in Portland. Troy R. Bennett | BDN

By:  Melissa Fraser, Staff Writer  All nonpartisan information within this article was sourced from the League of Women Voters of Maine and Ballotpedia. Question 1: Citizen Initiative “Do you want to create the Universal Home Care Program to provide home-based assistance to people with disabilities and senior citizens, regardless of income, funded by a new […]

USM working to address campus parking issues

Posted on October 21, 2018 by USM Free Press in News

Increased enrollment, overcrowded parking lots and misused parking spaces have created a plethora of parking troubles for USM students. The university is discussing parking as a priority, said Chief of Police and Senior Director of Public Safety, Noel March. USM community members have come together to implement a variety of solutions to help accommodate motor […]

USM urges community to approve question 4

Posted on October 21, 2018 by USM Free Press in News

By: Liz Trudel, Staff Writer USM community members may have witnessed the campus-wide exhibition of lawn signs, banners and handouts in support of Question 4. Less than three weeks remain until the November 2018 ballot, and USM is helping efforts to pass Question 4, a bond that poses a direct impact on USM students. If […]

Letter from the editor: Get out and vote

Posted on October 21, 2018 by USM Free Press in News

By: Julie Pike, Editor-in-Chief Coming up Nov. 6, students across the country have a chance to participate in democracy. This midterm election we have the gubernatorial election, questions to improve Maine universities and community colleges and elections for an open seat on the Senate and two open seats for the House of Representatives. It’s our […]