Monday, January 22nd, 2018

Starbucks in Glickman has ties to university dining services

Posted on April 18, 2017 by Krysteana Scribner in News

While a Starbucks in the Glickman Library may seem like an exciting new addition to campus, the service fails to provide a full assortment of options. Sodexo, USM’s food provider, was chosen because they presented the best offer and the highest capital amongst competition. Many of the statements by USM officials about the Starbucks’ success […]

LePage to visit USM, administration to pay for event costs

Posted on April 18, 2017 by USM Free Press in News

By: Sarah Tewksbury, Free Press Staff The USM chapter of Young Americans for Freedom (YAF) has invited Gov.Paul LePage to speak at Hannaford Hall on Tuesday, April 18 at 6 p.m. According to the USM YAF Facebook event page, LePage will be speaking about four different areas: “the budget, tax policy, welfare reform, and energy […]

Students call for resignation of student senate chair

Posted on April 11, 2017 by USM Free Press in News

By: Julie Pike, Free Press Staff For most of the student senate meeting on Friday, April 7, business ran as usual. There were guest speakers present, various campus committees that spoke about their projects and discussions about budgets.  However, throughout the meeting a group of roughly 15 students gathered in the back corner of the […]

Islamophobic graffiti found in Luther Bonney

Posted on April 11, 2017 by USM Free Press in News

By: Johnna Ossie, News Editor For the second time since the start of the school year, USM administration and campus police are investigating anti-Muslim graffiti discovered by students on campus. The graffiti was discovered in a third floor classroom in Luther Bonney by students who reported it to campus security. The words “kill the muslin […]

USM’s human performance lab studies how to maximize exercise

Posted on April 11, 2017 by USM Free Press in News

By: Heather Roberts, Free Press Staff On the Gorham campus, a Human Performance Lab has students hooked up to metabolic carts, a device used to measure oxygen consumed during exercise, to estimate how many calories they’ve burned. The goal of this research, according to Professor Christopher Scott of the Department of Exercise, Health and Sports […]

The ROCC provides life-saving training for local community

Posted on March 18, 2017 by USM Free Press in News

Mary Ellen Aldrich, Community Editor Across Cumberland County, the state of Maine and the United States, opioid use and overdose is increasing. According to the Office of the Maine Attorney General, in 2016 opioid overdose claimed more than one life each day in Maine, resulting in a total of 378 lives lost to opioids. “It’s […]

Ex-senator broke protocol at SGA meeting with ‘profanity laced tirade’

Posted on March 18, 2017 by Krysteana Scribner in News

On March 10, the weekly Student Government meeting was interrupted after Rowan Torr, a former senator, attempted to address concerns regarding alleged discrimination against individuals with disabilities within the student senate. According to Student Body President Humza Khan, various controversies the student senate has been at the center of over the course of the school year incited […]

Guns on Campus: What it could mean for students

Posted on March 18, 2017 by USM Free Press in News

By Johnna Ossie, News Editor Republican Maine State Representative Richard Cebra of Naples plans to propose a bill that, if passed, would allow students to legally carry firearms on campus. The bill, “LR 635 An Act To Enhance Safety on College and University Campuses by Allowing Firearms To Be Carried on the Campuses of Public […]

MaineStreet: An archaic tool or a useful database?

Posted on March 04, 2017 by USM Free Press in News

By Sarah Tewksbury, Free Press Staff Since the fall semester of 2008, the University of Maine System has been using MaineStreet, an online tool, to aid students, faculty members and employees in university business such as registering for classes, managing work study hours, paying university bills and accessing personal academic information. In recent years, however, […]

Portland campus sees a rise in thefts in the past month

Posted on March 04, 2017 by USM Free Press in News

By Julie Pike, Free Press Staff In the last month, there has been a significant rise in the number of thefts on the Portland campus. On Feb. 22, USM Public Safety issued a statement on their Facebook page informing the public that several thefts have occurred in lockers and in unattended offices. In the first […]