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Student senate votes no confidence in USM president and council

Posted on March 22, 2014 by Kirsten Sylvain in News

Board of Trustees representative Alex Greenlee addressed a group of students, alumni and faculty gathered in the Woodbury Campus Center. He explained why he thought a simpler resolution was better to present at the Sunday/Monday BOT meeting in Machias.

The student senate voted no confidence tonight in President Theo Kalikow and her council following a series of cuts on Friday. More than 20 students gathered tonight at the Woodbury Campus Center in Portland to help the 13 present student senators draft a proposal that will be taken to the upcoming Sunday and Monday Board […]

Linebaugh: Stop the cutting now

Posted on March 21, 2014 by USM Free Press in Letter to the Editor

This is a letter was written by USM alumni Wade Linebaugh. Dear Provost Stevenson, If the news has it right, you’re either currently meeting–or about to meet–with as many as 10 (or more?) faculty members in order to terminate them. If this is indeed true, this action is unconscionable. The path I see USM going […]

Provost calls meetings for the morning, lay-offs of 11 to 12 faculty could follow

Posted on March 20, 2014 by Kirsten Sylvain in News

Provost Michael Stevenson speaking with faculty about their concerns when the budget cuts for last fiscal year were released last spring. Stevenson has called meetings for tomorrow with several faculty members for what many think will end in lay-offs.

Tomorrow morning more than 10 USM faculty members will climb to the seventh floor office of the provost for back-to-back meetings that, some think, will end in notification of their terminations. Word spread quickly through social networks and between colleagues and students today that the provost called the meetings for tomorrow morning to lay-off additional […]