Sustainability and ME: An Eco-Rep Program Begins at USM

Posted on April 08, 2014 by USM Free Press in Perspectives, Sustainability and ME

By: Jocylin Egan   The USM Assistant Director for Sustainable Programs, Tyler Kidder, and a few student workers ,are planning the launch of an EcoRep program at USM for Fall 2014. A USM EcoRep will act as a liaison between the Office of Sustainability and their fellow residents. EcoReps will promote sustainable practices at the university […]

You Are Wrong: The cuts you should have made

Posted on April 07, 2014 by Thaddeus Moriarty in Perspectives

I’m Thaddeus Moriarty, and you are wrong. Why? Because you didn’t think that I would be delving into the #USMFuture issue here in You Are Wrong. And why would you? I write about silly things, whimsical things, not emotionally-charged hashtag things. Thaddeus isn’t a writer of seriousness, you thought. He’s a wanna-be Dave Barry, you […]

Our Opinion: Everyone is watching, USM

Posted on April 07, 2014 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

During the slew of recent cuts at USM, we had to bring you the news, but we can also see the effect that these stories are having on the reputation of this institution. We can’t change the news, and we can’t alter it to benefit any party –– it’s our obligation to report the facts […]

Doyle on 2014 election: Maine needs a plan to serve students in longterm, and Cutler’s will do it

Posted on March 24, 2014 by USM Free Press in Letter to the Editor, Perspectives

This letter was contributed by Andrew J. Doyle. The University of Maine system has experienced a declining enrollment during a time when pursuing higher education has never been more important for Mainers. Combine that with the state’s declining graduation rate, and we find ourselves with a serious problem that has fell by the wayside at […]

Conte: Cuts not just a budget issue, also a human issue

Posted on March 24, 2014 by martinconte in Letter to the Editor, Perspectives

My name is Martin Conte.  I have resided in the great state of Maine for 20 of my 21 years.  I grew up “Downeast,” up the coast in Blue Hill.  I went out of state for the first half of my University education, before moving back to the state, and enrolling at the University of […]

Chann: Vote of ‘no confidence’ came too soon

Posted on March 23, 2014 by USM Free Press in Letter to the Editor, Perspectives

This letter was contributed by Marpheen Chann. I applaud my fellow student government colleagues and the student senate for their support of students and faculty. But I write to voice my dissent in regards to the vote of no-confidence in the administration. In my opinion, the vote of no-confidence is premature given that the protest […]

Ward: Students should support admin efforts, work with what they’ve got, stop protesting

Posted on March 23, 2014 by USM Free Press in Letter to the Editor, Perspectives

This letter was contributed by Dustin Ward. Dear Free Press, I want to first write and say what a wonderful job you and your organization are doing in covering the news and latest events of the situation at USM. After seeing the many comments, and the constant disgrace that so many students at USM are voicing I feel […]

Hunter: This is not my USM

Posted on March 23, 2014 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

Dear Free Press, Like most students and alumni I have been watching the events of the last two days unfold over social media with something akin to horror. As a resent alumnus, I have nothing but a deep since of pride and love for my USM community. As horrible as these cuts are there is […]

Lacy: We’re fighting for our right to learn

Posted on March 23, 2014 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

Dear USM Administration, My name is Caleb Lacy. I am a 4th year Theater Major here at USM and a United States Marine Corps Veteran. Theater has always been my life passion. I grew up the youngest of 4 in a lower middle class divorced home, so when I graduated High School there was no […]

Parry: USM pulled out of rip-tide but tossed into furnace by admin actions

Posted on March 23, 2014 by Kirsten Sylvain in Letter to the Editor, Perspectives

Dear Provost Stevenson and Board, Now I’m no economics or mathematics major, but it seems to me that by dramatically reducing the size of the faculty (and subsequently the amount of courses offered) the outcome is obviously going to be fewer students enrolled. An individual was speaking to me and others the other day about […]