Friday, December 9th, 2016

Four new professors receive tenure after unanimous voting at trustee’s meeting

Posted on April 14, 2016 by Zachary Searles in News

At the Board of Trustees meeting earlier this month, four faculty members at the University of Southern Maine were awarded tenure and upgraded to the title of associate professor. Kelly Hrenko Ph.D., Yuseung Kim Ph.D, Alexander Lapidus Ph.D. and Peter J. Woodruff Ph.D., have each been a part of USM for six years and each […]

There’s more out there than heteronormativity

Posted on April 14, 2016 by USM Free Press in News

By: Candice Isaac On April 1, several student staff members from the USM Center for Sexualities and Gender Diversity headed down to Stony Brook University in Stony Brook, New York to attend the 21 annual Northeast Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Conference. The three-day conference highlighted many ways to discover and develop best practices, programs, resources […]

Primaries are in full swing, twenty states still to decide

Posted on April 14, 2016 by USM Free Press in News

Byline: Bryer Sousa Having explained how the caucusing process works in Maine, in a piece titled “Maine is one of 13 States that has a Caucus, Here’s how it Works,” prior to when state party members of the Republican and Democratic Party’s caucuses as a means of declaring their respective preferences for the presidential nominee’s, […]

NEASC visits USM for mid-cycle review

Posted on April 14, 2016 by USM Free Press in News

By Nicholas Beauchesne, Sports Editor Every ten years, the University of Southern Maine gets evaluated by  the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) on an array of standards that all reputable academic institutions in the region are assessed on. These evaluations are directly tied to the university’s standing as an accredited institution. The […]

Trainer advocates mindfulness for law students

Posted on April 14, 2016 by USM Free Press in News

By Candice Issac, Free Press Staff With so many competing interests and demands, law students are at a high risk for stress, anxiety and depression if they do not find balance early on in their law schools career. According to the American Bar Association (ABA) Substance Abuse in Law Schools Toolkit, if mental health and […]

“Not in Our Halls” initiative hopes to stop hate and racism on campus

Posted on April 14, 2016 by USM Free Press in News

Julie Pike/Contributor “Not In Our Halls” is an initiative created by the Residential Life department on the Gorham Campus to stop the instances of hate and racism in residential halls. It began as a way to help educate students on how to be a good active bystander and to encourage students to stop bullying or […]

Maine’s businesses come together to raise state minimum wage

Posted on March 21, 2016 by Zachary Searles in News

Maine’s state minimum wage is $7.50 an hour and hasn’t been raised a cent since 2009. Some Maine businesses feel that isn’t good enough, causing a coalition of nearly 10,000 individual Maine business owners to call for an increase in the state minimum wage. The coalition proposed a four step process. Starting in 2017, Maine’s […]

The truth behind substance use disorders and drinking in college

Posted on March 21, 2016 by Krysteana Scribner in News

For college students, the consumption of alcohol varies from person to person. Whether you’re drinking to socialize, celebrate, suppress difficult emotions or to simply relax, it has both a strong and varying affect on those who decide to drink. Why does alcohol cause us to act and feel differently? How much is too much? Why […]

Panelist offer uncensored advice on sex

Posted on March 21, 2016 by USM Free Press in News

By Julie Pike, Contributor On Tuesday, March 8, the newly founded group, Huskies for Reproductive Health, put on an event at the Gorham campus in Lower Brooks. The event was a panel of “sexperts” who could talk and answer any questions from students about all things sex related. On the panel was Samar Jamali, a […]

USM receives grant to send Honor’s students abroad

Posted on March 21, 2016 by USM Free Press in News

By Erica Jones, Free Press Staff Starting in 2017, thanks to generous gifts received by the Honors program, incoming University of Southern Maine honors students will have the chance to study abroad in Iceland for two weeks as part of a new four-week summer course. Last Thursday at the Glickman Library, USM President Glen Cummings […]