Direction Package pushes for metropolitan university identity

Posted on February 24, 2014 by Sam Hill in News

Student Body President Kelsea Dunham addressed the Direction Package Adivsory Board as a part of the presentation of the group she has been working with to define a vision for USM’s future. The vision they outlined emphasized USM’s urban location, which Dunham says students are very excited about.

Members of the Direction Package Advisory Board largely agreed that USM’s future should be as Maine’s metropolitan university, as the group’s meetings come to a close this Friday. The board met for a preliminary roll-out of the work that had been done in the three sub-groups for the past two months last Friday. While each […]

Bonin: bike law trumps basic rights

Posted on October 28, 2013 by USM Free Press in Perspectives

The positive aspects of Maine’s new bicycle law, which promote safer cycling, are overshadowed by serious flaws in its construction. The new safety laws are at the expense of motorists’ rights.  This new bicycle law requires motorists to prove their innocence in any collision with a cyclist that results in physical injury, regardless of the […]

Local Top 5: Beaches

Posted on April 29, 2013 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

1.) Kettle Cove There is nothing particularly exciting about Kettle Cove–no big waves, no stunning vistas, no shocking wildlife. There doesn’t need to be. Kettle Cove is peaceful and expansive, a plane of soft sand leading down to a calm, clear stretch of water for swimming. The cove is protected by an impressive wall of […]

‘OccupyMaine’ protest descends on Monument Square

Posted on October 02, 2011 by Noah Hurowitz in News

USM social work major Tyler Noddin holding a sign reading "Soon there will be nothing to eat but the rich" at the Occupy Maine rally in Monument Square Saturday.

Dozens of people gathered in Monument Square yesterday, braving the rain to call for financial accountability, an end to corporate greed and to express solidarity with the ongoing Occupy Wall Street protests in New York City.