Saturday, April 30th, 2016

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 […]

News Briefs

Posted on February 08, 2016 by USM Free Press in Briefly, News

Local & State   Presidential race may be causing Mainers to overlook ballot initiatives   The country will be electing a new president in 2016, but Maine voters will have a lot more to think about than just who they want to be their next president. Some believe that it’s possible that because it’s a […]

What is Enlightenment? Kant’s essay 230 years later

Posted on February 08, 2016 by USM Free Press in News

By Zachary Searles Last Wednesday afternoon, three philosophy scholars, along with an audience of about 20 individuals, gathered in Luther Bonney to discuss and critique  Immanuel Kant’s essay What is Enlightenment?, which was published in 1784. The Enlightenment, which swept through Europe in the 18th century, was a time where philosophers were questioning the way […]

Police Beats

Posted on February 08, 2016 by USM Free Press in News, Police Logs

01/25/2015 Driving 101: Give It the Corn Bub Motor vehicle crash, 25 Durham St. M/V accident report taken 01/27/2016 Now You See It, Now You Don’t Suspicious incident, G12 parking lot. Unfounded. If They Cared You Would of Gone to Maine Med Medical emergency, Robie Andrews Hall.  Gorham rescue transported student to Mercy Hospital 01/28/2016 […]

Maine is one of 13 states that has a caucus, Here’s how it works….

Posted on February 08, 2016 by USM Free Press in News

By Bryer C. Sousa/Contributor As the presidential hopefuls refocus their efforts upon New Hampshire following the virtual tie between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton, as well as Ted Cruz’s win over Donald Trump in Iowa, one may be wondering how the caucusing process works in both parties in Maine. Robert W. Glover, an assistant professor […]

Rent prices at all time highs while USM explores new options

Posted on February 08, 2016 by USM Free Press in News

  By Bradford Spurr Back in 2008, the world stopped and watched as the most powerful and democratically free economy was brought to its knees after several years of mismanaged financial practices from some of the nation’s largest banking and securities institutions, which led to big banks needing to be bailed out because of faulty […]