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Our Opinion: Ensuring student safety

USM has seen more than its fair share of breaking news this week.From the arrest of a former USM student body president for arson...

University oversight of fraternities questioned after Gorham standoff

Last Wednesday’s Gorham standoff between local police and an armed USM student, Alan-Michael Santos, has raised a lot of questions about the university’s policies...

Portland Public Library bookmobile is on the road

The Portland Public Library’s new “mobile branch” visited USM on Wednesday for the first time, showing off their customized Mercedes-Benz mobile library and spreading...

Athletics budget barely takes a hit

While academics is shouldering a hefty 63.4 percent of the $5 million budget shortfall at USM, the Athletics Department will only see a cut...

Camire: A letter supporting President Botman and a unified university

I am a student and, of my own accord, I am sending this message to speak out in support of our president, Selma Botman. As a student leader, I have spent a lot of time with President Botman — having conversations about what students want and need and making USM a better place together. She has been incredibly receptive and student-centered, and I couldn’t imagine working with a better president to improve our home.

Huskies lose season opener to UNE in game with plenty of...

With the sun shining and a crispy spring breeze blowing the University of Southern Maine men's lacrosse team kicked off the 2012 season playing their first game on the newly constructed Hannaford Field in Gorham Tuesday afternoon. In what turned out to be quite a heated contest despite the chilly weather, the Huskies dropped the game 5-7 to the University of New England Nor'Easters, bringing UNE's win streak to three.