Friday, October 19th, 2018

Kalikow: Listen to students on divestment

Posted on February 26, 2014 by USM Free Press in Letter to the Editor, Perspectives

The student group, Divest UMaine, will make a presentation to the University System’s Investment Committee on February 27, supporting divestiture of fossil fuel investments. As president of the University of Maine Farmington and now at USM, I have not made a habit of attending Investment Committee meetings. However, last year I was there when they […]

Stevens: Marijuana legalization doesn’t change much

Posted on November 12, 2013 by USM Free Press in Letter to the Editor, Perspectives

While it is certainly nice that the city of Portland has shown its symbolic support for the legalization of marijuana, I believe your editorial of support for the measure does a disservice to your readers. Firstly, as our friends at The Maine Campus corrected themselves over a similar report over a decade ago (“Legal Affairs” […]

USM cripples all STEM programs by phasing out physics degree

Posted on September 16, 2013 by USM Free Press in Letter to the Editor, Perspectives

My name is Derick Arel; I’ve been a full time student of the University of Southern Maine for four years.  I’m a non-traditional student in my 30’s, I love learning, and I deeply value my experiences at USM and the education I’ve received. I’m a physics major. I’m writing in response to what I’ve recently […]

USM President Theo Kalikow’s solutions aren’t creative enough

Posted on September 16, 2013 by USM Free Press in Letter to the Editor, Perspectives

When President Kalikow retires next year, the Board of Trustees should appoint me as the new President of the University of Southern Maine. I’m qualified, and I’d be really good at it. I have lots of experience working with the various political and bureaucratic cliques here at USM. I served on the Student Senate Executive […]

Welcome from USM President Theo Kalikow

Posted on September 02, 2013 by USM Free Press in Letter to the Editor, Perspectives

Dear Students: Welcome to USM! Whether you are new or returning, we are glad you’re here! I want to commend you for your really good judgment in choosing to attain a university degree. Why is a university degree still important? Let’s face it. In this digital age, you can find out just about anything you […]

Welcome from Student Body President Kelsea Dunham

Posted on September 02, 2013 by USM Free Press in Letter to the Editor, Perspectives

Dear Huskies, First of all, welcome!  I hope you all had fun and productive summers.  I know I found an awesome balance between classes, working hard as student body president and finding time to spend in the sun.  Now that we’re headed back to the grind, I have a few thoughts I’d like to share […]

Divestment a cause worthy of student effort and attention

Posted on September 02, 2013 by USM Free Press in Letter to the Editor, Perspectives

In response to the dire threat of climate change, students at the USM and other Maine system campuses have joined over 300 colleges and universities around the country in calling on our Boards of Trustees to divest our endowments from fossil fuels. Unity College and College of the Atlantic have already embraced divestment, two of […]

Overcoming budget woes at USM

Posted on September 02, 2013 by USM Free Press in Letter to the Editor, Perspectives

We’ve all heard about the budget problems that USM is going through. It’s affected almost every area of campus life. Many classes have been cut or turned into online classes. Staff and faculty have been laid off. The USM administration isn’t even willing to acknowledge the passage of the student referendum seeking a vote on […]

A letter from your Student-Body President

Posted on September 10, 2012 by Andrew Henry in Letter to the Editor, Perspectives

New student-body president TJ Williams.

Fellow Huskies, Welcome back from summer! I hope you all have had a great and relaxing past few months. If this is your first semester at USM, I want to welcome you to the University and I hope you enjoy your time here. Within the upcoming year, I have a couple of priority projects. First off, the Brooks […]

Re: to “The state of Greek life at USM”

Posted on October 23, 2011 by USM Free Press in Letter to the Editor, Perspectives

Bruce Roullard, president of the USM Alumni Association, made a comment that when frats held keg parties the neighbors didn’t complain, no one called the police and everyone respected one another. This leads to the implication that today persons do not respect one another as a result of the complaints.   This leads to the […]