Poetry Corner: Chemistry

Posted on September 29, 2015 by USM Free Press in Perspectives, Uncategorized

By Dustin Kelly Intellect seeps from mind to iris and flows as verbalized brilliance from those lips Seeking savvy lines to retort is impossible when said knowledge spills then drips Both in and out you radiate beauty and it cannot be denied when such is pure Physicality portrays grandeur whilst your innards bless us with […]

Smart Forest Initiative to begin in Hemlock Forest

Posted on September 21, 2015 by USM Free Press in News, Uncategorized

By Erica Jones / Free Press Staff A publicly-accessible research forest is being developed on the Gorham campus of USM. Hemlock Forest, which already provides the university and the Gorham community with an area for hands-on learning and beautiful views, will be established as a research forest based on the United States Department of Agriculture’s Smart […]

Portland women’s history gets its own app made by Professor

Posted on September 21, 2015 by USM Free Press in News, Uncategorized

By Brian Gordon / Free Press Staff Walking through town you’re liable to spot plaques on old buildings. Why’s that there? Who’s Lily Stephens? Now there’s an app for that. It’s called the Portland Women’s History Trail and it was created here at USM. History professor, Eileen Eagan, and her students took what once was a […]

“This is my home now,” Dr. Harvey Kesselman announced as new USM president

Posted on March 11, 2015 by Francis Flisiuk, and Krysteana Scribner in News, Uncategorized

During a press conference earlier today, USM’s administration excitedly announced that Dr. Harvey Kesselman will be the university’s next president, beginning July 1. Kesselman expressed deep admiration for The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, his alma mater school and where he’s finishing up his final months as Provost and Executive Vice President, however he […]

USM combines student services for savings

Posted on November 17, 2014 by Sam Hill in News, Uncategorized

USM officials have announced a plan to consolidate and centralize student services. They hope that this will cut costs and contribute to filling the gap of the budget deficit.

USM officials announced a plan to consolidate and centralize student services last Thursday, with aims to cut costs, recruit more students and increase retention. Staff will begin to transition immediately, working to turn the efforts of 15 separate entities into a single, integrated division. The overall goal is to make student services easier to navigate […]

USM Preservation Fund meets $10,000 goal

Posted on November 17, 2014 by USM Free Press in News, Uncategorized

Meaghan LaSala, senior women and gender studies major, speaks out against program eliminations.

By: Annie Quandt As of Friday, the USM Preservation Fund reached its $10,000 goal. The fundraiser, which was started last spring by the protest group Students for #USMFuture, has two initiatives: One is to fund an independent audit, the other is to provide legal counsel to students. “The independent audit’s goal would be to shed […]

Student worries about value of her education

Posted on November 17, 2014 by Brian Gordon in News, Uncategorized

Kimberly Clark, USM graduate of the media studies department, is currently enrolled in the eliminated American and New England studies program.

The University’s graduate degree program in American and New England Studies has been abolished as part of the cuts handed down by President David Flanagan and the board of trustees. No teach out plan has been available to students or faculty, leaving students wondering how they will finish their studies in the two years the […]

Transfer students unaware of budget crisis

Posted on November 17, 2014 by Emma James in News, Uncategorized

Bonnie Stearns, director of student services in the college of science, technology and health sciences answers students’ questions at a transfer student open house last Thursday. Though some programs in the college have been cut, she believes the college is thriving and robust.

Students visiting USM for an adult, transfer and graduate student open house last week mainly described themselves as being excited to come to the university, but most were completely unaware of any of the program eliminations that have occurred this semester.  Josh Grassman, hoping to transfer to USM from Sienna College after a hiatus of […]

A reflection on my trip and a note on life

Posted on October 27, 2014 by martinconte in Uncategorized

Up to now, I have spent a majority of my time writing to you about the sights I’ve seen, the places I’ve been, the romance of English history and village culture.  This week I thought I’d take a breath, and introduce you to the typical, day to day life on campus at Winchester. Typical student […]

AMS professors claim their major is of vital importance in local professional industries

Posted on October 27, 2014 by Emma James in News, Uncategorized

S. Monroe Duboise, associate professor of AMS, in his lab.

On Friday, the board of trustees approved the elimination of two university programs, one of which, professors believe, defines the notion of a metropolitan university. Applied medical sciences was established in 1997. On Nov. 3, 1998, voters of Maine approved a $20 million bond issues to improve the Maine economy by supporting innovative research and […]