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Questionable ethics

University officials have suspended the research of a psychology professor found in violation of federal guidelines regarding his study of human subjects. The Psychology Department and the University's Institutional Review Board ordered Associate Professor of Psychology John Broida to stop all research until the matter is investigated further. Broida's research was funded by part of a Pew Charitable Trust grant of...

Senate Update

Apology Sen. Secretary Steve Witek issued an apology, read by Chair Ryan Anderson, stating his grievance with the 29th Student Senate concerning its employee issues. Sen. Witek expressed his opposition to University officials' plan to take direct control of the Senate's six employees. However, he said he believes the employees must be protected from liability risks. Witek said the Senate failed...

Briefly…

Hit but don't run Police arrested and charged a freshman with leaving the scene of an accident involving an unattended vehicle. Daniel Easler, 19, was released on personal recognizance after the Feb. 13 incident, which was witnessed by a USM police officer. Easler is scheduled to answer the charge in district court on March 8. Alcohol furnishing charge Police charged a USM...
A freshman was kicked out of campus housing after a confrontation with USM Police that ended in an eventful ride to county jail. Adam M. Beal, 19, was arrested on Feb. 15 and charged with assault, disorderly conduct, criminal threatening, criminal mischief and attempted escape. USM Police Detective Ron Saindon said alcohol was a factor. According to Saindon, the events unfolded...
Although the Student Senate rescinded its demand that Helen Gorgas-Goulding be removed from her position as University liaison, Gorgas-Goulding has decided to step down, saying that she has yet to receive a written apology from the Senate and was completely humiliated by their Feb. 9 decision to replace her.?Senate Chair Ryan Anderson, along with Senate Parliamentarian Ben Hoffman,...
Fallout from a controversial Student Senate vote has resulted in a public apology, a resignation, a vote of confidence, and damaged relationships that will take time to mend. On Feb. 16, Senate Chair Ryan Anderson addressed the Senate, apologizing to University liaison Helen Gorgas-Goulding for an ultimatum issued by the Senate the week before demanding that she be removed from...
Without a leader the entire University suffers There is a lack of leadership in this University manifesting itself in the actions of professors, police, major departments, and student government. It seems the distinct feeling students have on this campus of being disenfranchised is not simply because of a split campus. There is no cohesion, no one is in charge. Students...
To the Editor: In a recent article by Ryan Milliken concerning "Black History Month," a communication major argues that, "the school should do a better job of letting students know it's Black History Month." Although I'm not quite sure what he meant, I found the comment painful. A few weeks ago, American and New England Studies showed one of the...
The days of living in cramped dorm rooms and flip-flopping down the hallway toting a shower caddy will be only a memory for some hardworking students on the Gorham campus come next semester. The University is implementing a new formula to decide who will get to live in Gorham's new residence hall this fall. Students with high G.P.A.s and credit...
One USM student who attended last week's dating violence forum on the Portland campus was not there to listen to statistics. She is one. "I decided to come because I'm in the same situation," said the sophomore, who wished to remain anonymous. A week earlier, she filed a protective order against a male who had been harassing her. She didn't care...
On the fourth floor of the Glickman Family Library, a black child precariously hangs his head inside the wide jaw of a menacing alligator. A large black man, well dressed in a suit and cane, smokes a cigarette and looks out from under his top hat and from behind his extremely large lips. These figures - the first is a...

Tax breaks for students

My-Linh Damon is one very happy sophomore seeing that she recently became $1,500 richer. She will return home to Vietnam over spring break with the unexpected funds. Damon received the large sum of money from the Lifetime Learning Tax Credit. "I told my mom and my sister that I wanted to come home and we all worried about how much money...

Snow day? What snow day?

Snow may not have fallen on the USM campus last Tuesday, but students did. The freezing rain people encountered up and down the coast of New England caused many early closings and cancellations including Portland City Hall, the Maine Mall, and over 115 area schools and colleges. Yet USM remained open most of the day. "Healthy people were having a hard...

Student Senate out of money

Nationally renowned entertainers. A trip to the Dominican Republic. The Vagina Monologues. A conference on race and ethnicity. This year's Student Senate helped pay for all these activities and more. However, during Friday's meeting the Senate announced it will not sponsor any more activities for the remainder of the semester-it's broke. "I'm not totally surprised, we knew they were running low,"...
The USM Police Department is investigating a USM student who was caught trying to set fire to a dorm carpet and may charge him with attempted arson. USM Police served John Harrington, 19, with a summons for reckless conduct after an RA reported finding him trying to light fire to a rug in Andrews Hall on Jan. 30. The case is...
Brendon Augustine is a professional painter, so when his Portland apartment needed improvement he did his best work. The USM freshman planned to stay in the renovated apartment for at least two years. But his landlord had other ideas. After nine months, the landlord told Augustine and his roommates to move out. Since they had signed a nine-month lease there...
The "R" word is slowly creeping into the American consciousness. However, Charles Colgan, professor of public policy and management with the Muskie School of Public Service and chair of the Maine Economic Forecasting Commission believes it's too early to talk of a recession. Colgan supplies economic forecasts for the entire state of Maine which are currently available through 2020. The...
Last Sunday's lopsided Super Bowl was anything but boring for bookies who raked in season-high profits. A good deal of the action came from college students. "I think everyone I know was betting on New York, so there were some hefty losses," said junior Nick Irving. According to "Frank" (name changed to avoid prosecution), operator of a small sports betting enterprise...
Student concerns heard The Student Senate provided a table for students to speak about their concern at USM. According to Resident Sen. Mark Royer the concern that came up most often had to do with the quality of professors in the lower-level math courses. One student wrote that professors need to remember that students do not know the material, and show...

This week in briefs

Progress report President Richard Pattenaude will update the USM community on several critical issues Monday, Feb. 12. "Given the critical nature of the initiatives we implemented at the outset of the academic year, I'd like the opportunity to present a mid-year report ." said Pattenaude in a recent press release. Pattenaude will talk about current requests pending before the Maine Legislature, the...
After Portland police shut down after-hours dancing at several nightclubs last week, local club owners scrambled to find out what was going on. Club staff said they were caught by surprise when the city unearthed an ordinance from 1995 stating that dance halls need a separate license. "The city is saying you need a special permit," said Emily Kronholm, a manager...
In high school, Brian Giles was voted loudest in his class. Now a professional comedian, Giles is furthering that reputation by hosting occasional open mic nights at the University. Straight from Woodland, Maine, a place Giles calls "Redneck, America," the USM sophomore has lived in Portland since his high school graduation. He's performed at the Comedy Connection in both Portland...
Lynn Ryan didn't tell anybody for 20 years. She didn't know whom to turn to. She was hurt, confused, and flooded with feelings of guilt and shame. She was raped. At just 16 years old, her virginity was stolen by a man who didn't take no for an answer. Ryan said she knew the rape had an effect on her, but...

Health Beat-Vegetarianism

Not all Vegetarians are the same: Lacto-vegetarians do not eat any animal flesh, but do eat dairy products. Ovo-vegetarians do not eat flesh or milk products, but do eat eggs. Lacto-ovo-vegetarians do not eat meats, but do eat eggs and dairy. Semi-vegetarians do not eat beef, veal, pork, or similar meats, but do eat eggs, dairy, fish, and maybe chicken. Vegans do not eat animal...

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