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Student enrollment down -6.8 percent since last fall

Posted on September 14, 2015 by USM Free Press in News, Politics on Campus

By Zachary Searles/News Editor Enrollment has been down at USM over the past few years with a 13 percent drop since 2010. Last fall, there were 8,428 students that enrolled at USM, which is a 5.5 percent drop from the year before, according to the Office of Institutional Research. This past July, it looked like USM […]

Tourism program takes learning outside the classroom

Posted on September 14, 2015 by USM Free Press in News, Politics on Campus, The Reorganization

By Erica Jones/Contributor Learning in an environment outside the classroom can be a rewarding experience. Through hands-on practice and observation, many students find that their time in programs such as internships and off-site trips supply valuable knowledge that common college course formats, such as online or in a classroom, cannot offer. Last May, eighteen students in […]

University Politics 101: take it before they cut it

Posted on September 23, 2013 by Kirsten Sylvain, and Sidney Dritz in News, Politics on Campus

Jerry LaSala, chair of the faculty senate, votes Friday during a faculty senate meeting to resume meetings after USM faculty decided last year to stop meeting under work-to-rule.

Physics not cut but still on the table   Headlines across the state last week led with news that USM officials had announced a plan to cut its physics major, but the document that had led to public outcry from the community, faculty and students over the decision, Provost Michael Stevenson made clear, was never […]

Libertarians gauge support of starting campus group

Posted on September 06, 2010 by Brendan Morse in Politics on Campus

Students that attended Husky Fest last Thursday might have noticed that Jeff Sickel, a senior accounting major, was talking to his fellow students about politics. Sickel said he was at Husky Fest because he believed many students were looking for “a voice outside the political establishment” and believed he could be a voice to an […]