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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 […]

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 […]