By: Dionne Smith, Community Editor USM President Glenn Cummings comes from humble beginnings and…
Over the summer USM switched it’s e-mail service over to Google. Many students noticed the switch and are using the power of Google to manage their USM mail. However, the change also added new features that many students may not be familiar with. Every student can now manage their calendars, contacts, and documents in addition to their USM mail.
Last Friday morning, a group of eighteen USM students set out on a ten hour road trip toward Washington D.C. to attend the second annual Power Shift conference.
Upon arrival, they received ID lanyards labeled with ‘Leader’ status before joining almost 12,000 other leaders at the conference, which organizers say is the largest youth summit on climate change in history.
“Text books have always been expensive,” says USM student JJ Brewer outside the Portland branch of the USM Bookstore.Coping with the cost has been made easier recently by his professors who have chose more affordable texts, he said.
“I just bought this one for seventeen bucks, so I’m not complaining,” Brewer said.
USM President Selma Botman followed through on a promise that she made in a campus-wide email, and held her first informal lunch meeting with students last Tuesday in the Woodbury Campus Center.
At the lunch, Botman provided some insight to students in attendance regarding her plans for the future of USM.
With the spring semester quickly approaching, many students at USM already have their sights set on the next round of textbooks. Textbook season is usually a sad time for students and involves dishing out cash on books when they would much rather be spending it on other things.
A large crowd of Maine island residents gathered in the Portland Museum of Art last Thursday to hear a lecture presented by Soren Hermansen from Samso Island, Denmark, which since 1998 has reduced its carbon foot print by 140% with renewable wind energy.
Kindle, the northern New England Bioneers conference was hosted, among other places, at USM. Every year the Bioneers have a conference in several locations on the same weekend. The conference aims to teach its participants how culture, society, and business are connected with issues of environment sustainability.