Saturday, May 28th, 2016

Triple 9 Review

Posted on February 29, 2016 by USM Free Press in Uncategorized

By John Rocker The year 2016 has gotten off to an interesting start when it comes to movies. Normally, the beginning of the year is this drought of poorly made films that  are simply fillers for the big blockbusters in the coming months. So far, with Academy Award nominated films and actual good films coming […]

Sexual Abuse Talk

Posted on February 29, 2016 by USM Free Press in Uncategorized

By Anora Morton No college administration likes to have crime on their campus. Beyond the simple facts that crime is hurtful and bad to people, it is also detrimental to enrolment rates. So the horrible truth is that in some institutes of higher learning, when sexual assault and rape crimes are reported, the administration often […]

Portland Comedy

Posted on February 29, 2016 by USM Free Press in Uncategorized

By Amanda Melanson When thinking of the Portland nightlife, everyone’s first thought is of clubs or bars where patrons dance and drink and then go to Five Guys in the early hours of the day. Portland also happens to have a burgeoning comedy scene, comprising a tight-knit group of comedians. At Bull Feeney’s and earlier […]

Welcome to the Retro Issue online!

Posted on February 23, 2016 by USM Free Press in Uncategorized

This past week, we decided to tackle our archives (spanning back 49 years) to get an inside look at our University paper. We learn by experience, so what better way to learn than from those who have once did the same thing we do at our University Newspaper? We created a timeline with the most […]

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 […]