Monday, November 12th, 2018

Portland ranked best college town in Maine

Posted on October 14, 2018 by USM Free Press in News

By: Nicholas Schleh, Staff Writer Portland has been ranked the best college town in the state of Maine by Reviews.org. With a natural splendor and a bustling port, Portland has topped 20 college and university towns in Maine. Using data from the United States Census Bureau and Bureau of Labor Statistics, Reviews.org found the most accessible […]

Senior citizens pursue their love of learning

Posted on October 14, 2018 by USM Free Press in News

By: Melissa Fraser, Staff Writer Students of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at USM may sit in class each week, but they’re not doing homework, studying for tests, or working toward a degree. Students attend the OLLI simply due to their innate desire and love of learning. What began 20 years ago as a simple […]

Letter from the editor: A paper’s identity

Posted on October 14, 2018 by USM Free Press in News

By: Julie Pike, Editor-in-Chief As of recently I’ve been tasked with the difficult question of how I would describe the identity of The Free Press. Every news publication has an identity, how they are perceived by their readers and also how they perceive themselves. For some, this identity is reflected in their stance on political […]

Possible changes to sexual misconduct procedures

Posted on October 14, 2018 by USM Free Press in News

By: Julie Pike, Editor-in-Chief Working under interim guidance from the Department of Education, university Title IX coordinators are waiting to hear how new regulations are going to change procedures for schools in handling sexual assault or harassment reports. Last September, the Department of Education put forth an interim guidance document, overturning two documents from 2011 […]

Free tuition part four: middle-class students

Posted on October 14, 2018 by USM Free Press in News

By: Valerie Kazarian, Staff Writer Offering tuition benefits has reached many over the years and until recently the middle class could afford it, too, without assistance. But over the years, particularly since the recession in the early 2000’s, college affordability has become problematic for the middle class. Borrowing is often seen as a necessary part of […]

USM Event Highlights – Oct. 11 – 18

Posted on October 11, 2018 by USM Free Press in News

Courtesy of Maureen Puia, PR/Events Promotion Associate Below is just a teaser of the many events happening in the week ahead at USM. For more, check out Public Affairs Event Highlights. For ALL events at USM, please follow USM’s Calendar of Events. October 11 Today! 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., the USM Career Hub is hosting […]

Upcoming events Oct. 4 – Oct. 11

Posted on October 04, 2018 by USM Free Press in News

From Maureen Puia, PR/Events Promotion Associate Below is just a teaser of the many events happening in the week ahead at USM. For more, check out Public Affairs Events Highlights. For ALL events at USM, please follow USM’s Calendar of Events. October 4 Don’t miss the opening reception tonight for Artist-in-Residence Daniel Minter’s exhibition “OTHERED, Displaced from Malaga,” […]

Student discounts: take advantage of deals available to those in school

Posted on October 03, 2018 by USM Free Press in News

By Hailey Wood, Staff Writer As college students, we can always use that extra money for gas, new clothes and a bite to eat. With the help of all the discounts that are offered to college students online and from other businesses, that is made possible. The website UNIDAYS  provides college students with access to exclusive […]

Free tuition part two: programs across the U.S.

Posted on October 03, 2018 by USM Free Press in News

By Valerie Kazarian, Staff Writer There are three major categories of free college tuition offers in this country. One is a package put together by financial aid offices at each school. These schools combine federal and state grants for individual students, supplemented with small amounts of school funds, to total the cost of tuition. To qualify […]

College advising for veterans could face funding cuts

Posted on October 03, 2018 by USM Free Press in News

By Nicholas Schleh, Staff Writer The funding for the Veterans Upward Bound (VUB) program at USM is in jeopardy, said Laurie Davis, executive director of TRIO programs, which includes VUB. The VUB program receives a federal grant to fund their services, and was set to continue for the next four years. Four weeks into the […]