Monday, December 5th, 2016

Locker Project establishes pantries in local high schools

Posted on May 02, 2016 by USM Free Press in News

By Angelina Smith, Contributor In Maine, 1 out of 4 children are food-insecure, and in Portland and other locations in the state,it is often 3 out of 4 children. Maine has the highest rate of child hunger in New England and the need for nutritious food for these hungry children is critical. The Locker Project […]

Small businesses look for skilled lawyers

Posted on April 26, 2016 by USM Free Press in News

By Candice Isaac, Free Press Staff The student organization Maine Law’s Business Law Association held its final panel of the academic year last week, titled “What Do Small Businesses Expect from Their Attorneys?” The panelists helped to reinforce the need for the entrepreneur and legal professional relationship, while law student attendees learned about yet another […]

Angus King joins climate change panel

Posted on April 26, 2016 by USM Free Press in News

By Bryer Sousa, Free Press Staff The Muskie School of Public Service of the University of Southern Maine initiated its 2016-2017 Public Service Speakers Series by way of hosting a panel on April 22, 2016, designated as Earth Day, that was concerned with the Paris Agreement on climate that was signed by 175 nations on […]

USM chemistry lab to open next semester

Posted on April 26, 2016 by Krysteana Scribner in News

Next year, incoming freshman majoring in any science degree can expect to have a new, updated lab, located in the Science Building. This room will serve 100 level chemistry courses, with an estimated 500 students per year, and will take place in a room that’s no longer filled with outdated equipment. According to Caryn Prudenté, […]

Fourth annual day of electronic recycling

Posted on April 26, 2016 by USM Free Press in News

By Colin Cundy, Free Press Staff Springtime in Maine means many things: warmer weather, summer clothing, coats left on hangers and mud season are but the first to come to mind. Spring is also a time of year for new beginnings, and a time to clean out the past year’s clutter. Recently, some people were […]

The minds of USM showcase work at Thinking Matters

Posted on April 26, 2016 by Zachary Searles in News

For college students, there is a lot of work that goes on inside the classroom. Regardless of their workloads, some students still choose to do research outside of the classroom, with the hopes of educating others on topics that mean a lot to them. Last week, that work was put on display during the annual […]

USM professor gives talk on drones

Posted on April 19, 2016 by USM Free Press in News

By Bryer Sousa, Free Press Staff On Wednesday, April 13, USM English Professor John Muthyala served as a facilitator of critical cultural reflection and as an educator as he presented a talk titled “Drones: Weapons of War or Tools for Entertainment” to students and members of the community in 423 Glickman Library. In Professor Muthyala’s […]

240 registered volunteers lend a helping hand at USM’s Husky Day of Service

Posted on April 19, 2016 by USM Free Press in News

By Julie Pike, Free Press Staff Dating back to 2010, every spring at USM, students, staff, faculty and alumni participate in the Husky Day of Service. This event is a way to engage its participants in community service projects with local organizations for the day. The Husky Day of Service is a great opportunity for […]

Bill to transition India Street services leaves some uneasy

Posted on April 19, 2016 by Krysteana Scribner in News

The city of Portland is looking to pass a new budget, which could cause all clinics at the India Street Public Health center to close. In the wake of this decision, over 20 public health workers would lose their jobs, and 1,114 patients receiving care at these clinics would be forced to shift their services […]

Polls are now open, student body president nominees provide their solutions

Posted on April 19, 2016 by USM Free Press in News

By Colin Cundy, Contributor On April 14, polls officially opened for the 2016 student body president and vice president elections. Candidates for these positions introduced themselves and their platforms in two debate-style events. The first was held late-morning in Woodbury Center on the Portland Campus and the second occurred in the evening in the Brooks […]