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Candidates for governor debate live from USM

All five candidates criticized Maine's business climate in a live televised debate two weeks away from the Nov. 2 election — but each suggested different ways of bringing businesses and jobs to the state.

Panel discusses the future of public higher education

The panel was organized as part of the National Day of Action to Defend Education, a movement started last fall in California after tuition spikes and cuts in state funding prompted a day of protests and strikes on March 4 at universities and colleges across the country.

Luna explores cultural identity at USM

At Corthell Hall on Sept. 25, USM hosted visiting performance artist James Luna, who’s show consisted of a postmodern blend of traditional and contemporary...

Faculty debate diversity mandate for core curriculum

The faculty senate debated the possibility of adding an international component to the core curriculum at their Friday meeting in the Hastings Formal Lounge...

Town council to discuss future of Greek housing in Gorham

The Gorham Town Council will hold a public hearing Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Municipal Council Chamber to discuss the proposed ban on...

Emergency campus repairs disrupt services

Emergency repairs to aging buildings and equipment as well as scheduled maintenance saw the campuses swarming with construction crews last week. Facilities management discovered a...

Faculty senate looks at the future of laptops in the classroom

We’ve all seen both kinds. On one hand there is the student diligently focused on taking notes and then there is the other student...

USM students, Lady Gaga speak against ‘don’t ask’ policy at Portland...

Student body president Ashley Willems-Phaneuf found herself in an unlikely position last Monday: opening for Lady Gaga. The Grammy-winning pop star was in town to...

A home away from home

After graduating high school, most people stick near home, or else choose a more exotic locale to pursue their degree. That is why USM volleyball...

Behind closed doors

A look inside the Student Conduct Committee: The community group with the power to dole out punishments — and grant pardons — to students accused of defying community standards.

Lady Gaga to speak at ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ rally in...

Pop artist Lady Gaga said Sunday she will be speaking at a rally for the repeal of the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" law Monday...

USM to change wording on fee increases

USM is planning to revise language in its tuition policy that states the school could change tuition rates and fees "anytime," according to...

Daniel Webster takes down women’s volleyball 3-1

Sophomore middle blocker Chelsey Crawford (Westfield, Mass.) hit for a match-high 12 kills to lead the Daniel Webster College Eagles to a 3-1 win...

Deans seek brevity in new college names

USM’s three new colleges will soon be dropping their long, cumbersome names for more concise ones that the administration say should clearly communicate the contents of the colleges.

Hot dog vendor sets up shop on Portland campus

Students looking for a quick meal between Portland classes now have an alternative to Aramark. Phil McBride, a local hot dog vendor, set up his...

USM puts dent in backlog of deferred maintenance

Ever wonder why the second floor of Payson Smith Hall had lockers? So did university officials. “They were here when I first started 30 years ago,”...

Libertarians gauge support of starting campus group

Students that attended Husky Fest last Thursday might have noticed that Jeff Sickel, a senior accounting major, was talking to his fellow students about...

UNE shuts out women’s soccer

The University of New England handed USM their third loss as they completed their second consecutive shutout, winning 2-0 on Wednesday at Barbara J. Hazard...

USM Professor lived the Oingo Boingo dream

For exactly 10 years, Professor Ed Collom, chair of USM's Sociology department, lived in a completely different world. In the early 80s where Collom grew...

Contract spells out terms of Forhan’s resignation

The document sheds light on her compensation, details of her future at USM, and explains what she is allowed to say about the year she served as provost.

New deans take reign of colleges

The move is the latest step of the restructuring process that officials say will strengthen academics while saving money at the administrative level.

Volleyball drops season opener to St. Joe’s

The Huskies opened a best of five game set by winning 25-16 but were unable to carry any of their momentum, allowing St. Joe’s to prevail in the three following games.

USM Police Department changes name, still looking for new chief

More than four months after USM's Chief of Police Lisa Beecher retired, the university is starting a search for her replacement. But there are more...

USM women’s cross country lead through hard work, dedicated coaching philosophy

George Towle isn’t one to pick favorites. The idea of focusing on one or two particular athletes doesn’t mesh with his coaching philosophy; he...

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