Saturday, October 22nd, 2016

Women in the draft: An issue that has spanned 50 years

Posted on February 23, 2016 by USM Free Press in News

By Bradford Spurr/Free Press Staff “The two most powerful warriors are patience and time,” wrote Leo Tolstoy in his epic masterpiece War and Peace. Few things in life are as inevitable as birth and death, save war. Back in 1968 the USM paper was known as The Stein, and an anonymous staff writer had been […]

The pay gap between men and women is closing, but still exists

Posted on February 23, 2016 by USM Free Press in News

Gorham Normal School

By Erica Jones/Free Press Staff In 2001, an article was published in the Free Press by staff writer John McCarthy that reported on a study done in 2000 by the Joint Gender Equity Committee, which found a pattern of discrimination against female staff throughout the University of Maine system in terms of payment. “In certain […]

Open to Listening: Dean Conway hosts her second forum with hopes to be more transparent

Posted on February 23, 2016 by USM Free Press in News

Law School, 2012

By Candice Isaac Last week Dean Danielle Conway held the second installment of the Dean’s Open Forum for students in the law school’s moot courtroom. As the new dean of the law school, Dean Conway seeks to be transparent with students about the status of the legal field as well as what they can expect […]

USM has made big strides in providing rights for LGBT

Posted on February 23, 2016 by USM Free Press in News

By MaryAnn Silliboy/Free Press Staff LGBT, initials for lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgender persons have contributed to Maine’s history long before “the birth of the gay rights movement” in the late 1960s. Although Maine has had known artists and writers of the twentieth century were LGBT; between the 1960s and 1970s, it began statewide. It […]

Wars that shaped America bring students together at USM

Posted on February 23, 2016 by USM Free Press in News

Remembering the aftermath of 9/11

By Zachary Searles/News Editor The Free Press archives date all the way back to the 1960s. The earlier editions, known back then as The Stein, are full of politically charged editorials and letters to the editor about the Vietnam War, a war that most students at the university seemed to be against. The archives span […]

Then & Now Briefs

Posted on February 23, 2016 by USM Free Press in Briefly, News

Then November 3, 1997 USM enrollment skyrocketing Since its beginning in 1970, USM has increased its student population by 70 percent, according to information from the Portland Press Herald. The university has also added 17 new graduate and undergraduate degree programs since then and now supplies educational needs to more students than any other school […]

A look back in the USM Free Press archives

Posted on February 23, 2016 by Krysteana Scribner in News

USM’s varied student demographic help to understand transfer rates

Posted on February 15, 2016 by USM Free Press in News

By Erica Jones It has been a recent campaign by the University of Southern Maine to address its dwindling enrollment numbers and high student withdrawal rates, through recent efforts made such as the Enrollment Management program being founded in 2015 to improve student retention, and with a modern rebranding of the school’s image as “Maine’s […]

A white man’s role in the Black Lives Matter movement

Posted on February 15, 2016 by Zachary Searles in News, Perspectives

This is a perspectives new piece written by Zachary Searles, News Editor Last week Eddie Moore Jr. was at USM, giving guest lecture and a workshop about diversity. Moore has published books, gotten his PhD and now travels around the country giving these lectures and workshops. Moore grew up in Florida where he claims he […]

Police Beats 2/1/15

Posted on February 15, 2016 by USM Free Press in News

02/01/2016 Haw Haw! 911 call, Philippi Hall. Student stuck in the elevator in Philippi Hall. Assistance given. Robot Doors Gone Wild Security Alarm, Brooks Student Center. Interior door alarm. False alarm. 02/03/2016 USM’s Unwanted Undesirables Unite! Unwanted person, Wishcamper Center. Student reports harassment. Report taken. Drunk, Sleeping One Off In Hanny Hall Medical call, Abromson […]