Saturday, December 15th, 2018

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 […]

Public policy forum at USM

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

By Valerie Kazarian, Staff Writer Maria Echaveste, former advisor and Deputy White House Chief of Staff in the Clinton administrations and one of the highest-ranking Latinas to have served in a presidential administration, spoke on Sept. 27 at the 2018 Betta Ehrenfeld Public Policy Forum in Wishcamper Hall. The talk was co-hosted by the Frances […]

Students sign petition for better food from Sodexo

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

By Liz Trudel, News Editor “We are sick of the lack of options and healthy choices on the USM Gorham campus,” stated Cameron Labrie, a sophomore exercise science major. Labrie facilitated a Change.org petition which accumulated 112 student-signatures, approximately eight percent of a residential community of 1,350, after it launched last saturday. “We pay thousands […]

USM student veterans selected for national leadership program

Posted on September 24, 2018 by USM Free Press in News

By: Julie Pike, Editor-in-Chief USM students Kelsey Earley and Mary Swanson were picked to join the Student Veterans of America (SVA) at their annual Leadership Institute in Washington D.C. this past week, the USM Communications department announced in a press released last Wednesday. Earley, a senior who served in the Navy, and Swanson, a sophomore […]

Program helps disadvantaged youths with college

Posted on September 24, 2018 by USM Free Press in News

By: Melissa Fraser, Staff Writer The Promise Scholarship program, a new addition to USM, is designed to bring a four-year college education within reach for Maine’s disadvantaged youth. The goal is to help students overcome “financial, academic, social, and cultural barriers, remain in school, and graduate in four years with little or no debt,” according […]

Letter from the editor: Anonymous sources

Posted on September 24, 2018 by USM Free Press in News

By Julie Pike, Editor-in-Chief Starting with the publication of an anonymous op-ed in the New York Times earlier this month, the topic of anonymous sources has been prevalent both in my courses and at The Free Press. So I took the liberty of asking local journalists and professionals about their guidelines and standards with anonymous […]

Surging student enrollment increases housing

Posted on September 24, 2018 by USM Free Press in News

By Liz Trudel, Staff Writer This semester many USM residential students have found themselves in an “enhanced occupancy” living predicament. USM’s surging applicant numbers have resulted in crowded living spaces, especially within the largest freshmen-designated building: Upton-Hastings Hall. Residential Life has placed three students in dorms built for two and six students in dorms built […]