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Provost Joe Wood ordered a psychology professor to destroy the data he collected in violation of federal guidelines. The decision came after nearly two months of investigation into the research methods of John Broida, associate professor of psychology. "In effect the data has been destroyed," said Wood. "I felt this was an appropriate decision to make sure that he and others...

Students shell out

Look out lawbreakers and recreation lovers. Starting in the fall of 2001, the University will be collecting higher fees for parking and recreation, and will introduce a new administrative fee for students who go through the Student Conduct Committee. Judy Ryan, vice president of the Division of Student Development, presented the updated fees to the Student Senate Friday, although all...
To the Editors: I am writing to publicly thank Helen Gorgas-Goulding and Portland Student Life for protecting my interests by removing the Casco Bay Weekly from distribution on campus. After reading the ridiculous cartoons that spawned all the outrage, I found to my dismay and horror that I had actually started thinking. I began thinking on a small scale about how idiotic the cartoon (and perhaps...
Matt Mower Now considering this most recent and pointless, stupid cartoon, I hope people will now share some of my observations that I have had for quite awhile. The Casco Bay Weekly is the biggest pile of monkey crap ever to be dressed up pretending to be legitimate news fit to print. For those protesting on the streets of Portland,...

Students shell out

Look out lawbreakers and recreation lovers. Starting in the fall of 2001, the University will be collecting higher fees for parking and recreation, and will introduce a new administrative fee for students who go through the Student Conduct Committee. Judy Ryan, vice president of the Division of Student Development, presented the updated fees to the Student Senate Friday, although all...
Teresa LaFromboise, a counseling psychologist concerned with stress-related problems of ethnic minority groups, came to the University last week to address bicultural issues concerning Native Americans. During her three-day stay in Portland she met with several departments and students within the USM community to discuss any concerns the University has with bicultural issues. LaFromboise gave a lecture on Monday, in...
While most of us are looking forward to much-needed time off during spring break, some students will be heading south to volunteer their time for families in need. Twenty students will head to South Brevard County, Fla. to join forces with similar collegiate groups from across the nation. Instead of getting hammered, they will spend their spring break hammering nails...
Editor's note: We decided to include the following story despite the fact it occurred off campus. We believe this issue effects the entire community. We encourage readers to use this paper as a forum for discussion. Bethany Poole shared her feelings about the social divisions in her high school and was suspended. On Friday March 3 the Sacopee Valley High sophomore distributed...

Fast and cheap

Although popular diet trends over the last few years have been swinging towards "healthier" foods, on campus another trend is prevailing: fast and cheap. "Decent food quick is the biggest trend I've seen," said Chris Kinney, food service director for the Portland campus. "We sell two and a half times as many pre-made sandwiches as made-to-order sandwiches at the...

Health Beat

Sheera LaBelle, R.N. University Health Services Kristie Green Alive Editor Can't Sleep? Nothing is more frustrating than not being able to sleep. Tossing and turning. Your mind is racing, going over everything that happened today. Night noises keep you awake. What can you do? Learn some new tricks to sleep well. Sleep only when sleepy This reduces the time you are awake...
All photos and text by Bill Watt.
It's time to squeeze into your Oscar de la Renta gown or Armani tux. Get out the expensive diamond jewelry (a.k.a. "bling-bling" for the ghetto fabulous). And don't forget to make sure your skin is flawless because the paparazzi will capture every angle of your physique as you strut down the crimson carpet. Oh, wait - you're not a movie...

Destinations

THIS WEEK'S PICKS: tuesday Lecture, "Healthy Eating . Make it Your Choice!" noon to 1 p.m., Ice Arena Alumni Reception Center, Gorham; 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., Woodward Hall Lounge, Gorham. 780-5041. Kotzschmar organ "Bach Birthday Bash," from noon to 7:30 p.m., Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St., Portland. Donation of $7, 842-0800. Open mic night with Steve Kessler, Sierra's Bar and Grill, 2 School...
For six years, Julie Goell felt isolated as a Jewish student on campus. She kept her religion to herself until she could no longer bear the solitude. One day she walked into Portland Student Life in hopes of joining the Jewish student group, Hillel. She learned the University currently does not have any such group, so Goell decided to take matters...

Know your rights

The death penalty. Abortion. Internet censorship. Do you know the law and your rights? Ariel Ricci does. "Many people don't understand their rights and how they can be changed so easily without them knowing," said Ariel Ricci. "People need to know about the constant threats to their rights and how real they are." Ricci, a junior political science major, is...

Video game violence

The panel was assembled to discuss youth violence. By the time the discussion ended, the artist, police chief, counselor, and professors had fired a few rhetorical shots of their own. The panel discussion titled "Virtual Violence: Does our Recreation Recreate Us?" was held Thursday in Luther Bonney Auditorium. The discussion followed close on the heels of a school shooting in...

Briefly…(3.19.01)

DATING VIOLENCE ARREST USM Police arrested a student and charged him with assault and criminal restraint after a dorm room incident involving his ex-girlfriend. Derek Butler, 19, of Anderson Hall, was arrested at 1:30 a.m. on March 8 after he allegedly slammed the woman against the wall of a dorm room. He then held her back from leaving the room, said...
Concerns Resident Sen. Anthony Pergola expressed his concern that students doing homework during work-study jobs might not be getting paid for that time. Student Senate Business manager Kathleen Pease stated that federal guidelines require work-study students to be paid even if doing homework. She went on to clarify this applies only when there is no other work to be done....
When I entered Kathryn Lasky's media studies senior community involvement class, I thought, no big deal. Members of the class must simply take the skills that they have acquired through their educational career and volunteer them to a nonprofit community group. I had volunteered at the Greater Androscoggin Humane Society when I was in junior high and thought it...
In the March 5, 2001 issue of The Free Press, the Senate Update page listed an article that I must respond to. Resident Sen. Anthony Pergola has suggested the University provide a shuttle bus to " ... cut down on OUIs ... " My response here is to the topic and in no way is meant to reflect on...

To the editor

Broida investigation To the Editor: I am writing this to express my concern over the way the University is dealing with Professor Broida and his research. I think the University needs to take more responsibility than it has. Professor Broida needs to make apologies and amends where necessary. Students who were hurt by this survey may not be willing to come forward...
Who got the hook-up? Britney Spears said it best . "Oops, I did it again." One-night stands always seem like a good idea at the time, usually on the tail end of a good old binge drinking session, or when everyone is just about to leave, a desperate cry for companionship at the end of the night. The problem comes...
CBW, give me a break Congratulations go out to The Casco Bay Weekly, which last week managed to appease and insult its audience in one fell swoop. CBW took criticism for three weeks while printing a cartoon "Chef Al's Fowl", which depicted the mutilation and implied consumption of women. Angry readers wrote letters of complaint, and a protest occurred outside CBW's...
Gorham Police arrested a former Phi Kappa Sigma pledge for operating under the influence of alcohol after he drove away from the pledge-pinning ceremony of the alcohol free fraternity. Levi Nogues, 19, of 205 Dickey Hall, was arrested on March 4 after being pulled over by a Gorham Police officer at 1:19 a.m. for driving without his headlights on, according...

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