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Food waste on campus: Eat what you take

USM Free Press News Feed - Mon, 2016-01-25 15:00

As students return from break and begin to use the dining hall on a full time basis, a new campaign is being launched to educate students on the amount of food that gets wasted every day.

On average, a student wastes about five ounces of food every day and an average of 1,000 students visit the dining hall to eat each day, if each of them were to waste five ounces that would be 5,000 ounces, or about 312 pounds, of wasted food every day.

The campaign encourages students to eat as much as they want, but to be sure that they eat what they take.

“We think we can make a change by educating people,” said Steve Sweeney, Resource Recovery Supervisor for USM’s Department of Facilities Management.

On average, 3,000 pounds of food is wasted in the dining halls every week, and close to 600 tons of waste a year. Most of this wasted food goes to a Gorham farmer who picks up the scraps twice a week to feed to his pigs.

The 3,000 pounds of wasted food is coming only from the Brooks Dining Center in Gorham because it is the only place where food waste is collected separately from other waste, though, currently between 300 and 400 pounds of food waste is collected from the Portland campus and Lewiston generates far less food waste because there is far fewer people having meals there, according to Tyler Kidder, Assistant Director for Sustainable Programs.

“Food waste has always been an issue at USM although we are lucky to have been diverting our waste from Brooks Dining in Gorham to farmers for animal feed for over 20 years,” Kidder said,

What about set portions? If a student were to enter the dining hall and just receive the proper amount of food so none of it would be wasted, that would cut down on waste, but as Kidder pointed out, that wouldn’t work in an all-you-can-eat, buffet style, dining hall.

“Over time, more of the stations in Brooks have been staffed meaning that portions are more carefully controlled in some areas. The idea isn’t to encourage students to eat more or less, but just to choose the right amount to put on their plate,” Kidder said.

Kidder went on to say that idea behind the campaign is to educate the consumer and allow them to be apart of the solution.

The campaign is beginning just a little over a month after Representative Chellie Pingree introduced a bill to Congress aimed at reducing the amount of food that is wasted every year in the United States.

If the bill is passed it would create an office of food recovery within the U.S. Department of Agriculture whose mission would be to support federal programs that reduce incidents of food waste.

“Forty percent of all food produced in the United States each year is wasted,” Pingree said in a statement released on her website. “The Food Recovery Act takes a comprehensive approach to reducing the amount of food that ends up in landfills and at the same time reducing the number of Americans who have a hard time putting food on the table.”

If passed the bill would also fund grants for food waste-saving efforts at schools.

Recently, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency awarded USM with a Regional Food Recovery Achievement Certificate for their efforts in cutting the amount of food wasted in both preparation and thrown away.

But USM has been doing more than that in their part to help protect the environment. In 2011, USM recycled at a rate of 34 percent, which was the national average for that year, and it cost $58,000 to eliminate waste.

In 2012, USM started the Tiny Trash Initiative, getting rid of standard trash cans and replacing them with a much smaller trash can made for wrappers, napkins and food scraps, mostly everything else was to be recycled. That year recycling rose to 46 percent and the cost of eliminating waste dropped to $35,000.

Then in 2013, the Tiny Trash Initiative won the Grand Eco-Excellence Award and recycling rose again at USM to 51 percent and costs continue to fall, costing $24,000 to eliminate the waste. USM saw the same trend again in 2014, recycling rose to 61 percent and costs went down again to $16,000.

According to Sweeney, changes were made in small ways, such as switching from paper towels to hand dryers to save money. USM also started separating liquids, allowing students to pour out their unused liquids instead of mixing it in with the other waste.

USM now reduces its waste by 20 tons, pouring that liquid waste down the drain.

Coffee is big at USM, selling roughly 2,350 cups every week and four tons of coffee grounds each year, instead of throwing those coffee grounds in with the waste it has been repurposed for compost.

USM has also started selling fryer oil for 75 cents per gallon and it collects and sells ink and toner cartridges, bringing in $600 a year.

“We are taking what was once an expense and turning it into income,” said Sweeney.

In an ideal world, there would be no food waste, but unfortunately that isn’t the case. According to Kidder, USM is fortunate that it can divert food to animal feed and compost but even that isn’t a perfect solution due to safety and liability concerns.

“My dream is that in the future USM and other institutions like it are able to send uneaten good quality food to those who need it without any barriers. Some of the people that need it may be right on our campus,” Kidder said. “Anything that could be donated to people or composted would be collected in every building on campus and nothing would go to waste.”

Because of the mass volume of students that eat in the Brooks Center, that’s where most of the effort to limit food waste is happening and Kidder is hopeful that they will be able to cut back on food waste by 20 percent by the end of this semester.



USM Free Press News Feed - Mon, 2016-01-25 14:59

Local & State

Man found dead in Durham rest area, foul play not suspected

Alan Kelley, 43, was found dead in a Durham rest stop on Tuesday morning, police say that there is no sign of foul play.

Kelley was originally from Durham, but most recent reports show that he was living in a Lewiston homeless shelter.

Five miles from where his body was found, lived his estranged wife and child.

Police say that when they found Kelley’s body he had a hypodermic needle in his clothes and was not dressed for the cold, a medical examiner will conduct a toxicology test before ruling on the cause of death.

Maine Moms Demand Action turn in petitions for ballot measure

Maine election officials are currently going through petitions for a ballot measure that would allow the Maine people to vote on requiring criminal background checks on all private gun sales in the state.

The group claims to have 72,000 signatures, they needed 61,123 valid signatures and election officials have until February 18 to verify the signatures, if valid the measure will be on the ballot this November.

Currently, most licensed gun dealers will offer a background for private sales, but most come with a fee. If passed, the measure would require that private sellers have background checks done on potential buyers through the federal system.

Top health official says Maine needs more data to help fight heroin addiction

On Tuesday, the top health official in Maine said that the state needs better data to help connect patients of addiction with effective treatment.

According to Mary Mayhew, the state’s health and human services commissioner, substance abuse providers that are contracted through the state still have around $500,000 in unspent funds, which she believes is an indication that treatment availability is meeting its demand.

Despite her claims, those who run these treatment programs have been complaining that there isn’t nearly enough treatment capacity to tackle the heroin problem in Maine. Especially those who are uninsured, they have the most difficult time finding treatment.

Mayhew said that more data would give the state the information it needs to make decisions on the strategy for tackling the heroin problem in the state.

“The providers are not submitting comprehensive data to us. We’re not getting the kind of detail we need,” Mayhew said.  


2015 was the hottest year on record

On Wednesday, scientists reported that across the globe, 2015 was the hottest year on record, breaking the record that had been set the previous year in 2014. In the United States, 2015 was the second hottest year on record, with a December that was the warmest and wettest on record.

Scientists say that part of the heat had to do with the El Nino weather pattern which was releasing large amounts of heat into the atmosphere from the Pacific Ocean, but most of the heat comes from global warming due to the large amount of carbon emissions by humans.

It isn’t certain yet, but the back to back record years in heat may put the world back on a path of rapid global warming, after a period that saw relatively slow warming since the last El Nino which was in 1998.

Two astronomers found signs of potential ninth planet

It’s possible that a ninth planet has been discovered by two astronomers that say they have found signs of something that would fulfill the current definition of a planet.

The two astronomers have yet to find the planet, only evidence that it exist. In a paper published in the Astronomical Journal, they lay out their evidence for the planet’s existence.

The planet is most likely located further out than Pluto and an equal to Earth, but it’s likely that it’s much larger, with a mass about 10 times the size of Earth and 4,500 times the mass of Pluto.

Obama finally comments of poisoned Flint, Michigan drinking water

Dozens of Flint residents have been poisoned and hundreds of others are still unsure if they will see any ill effects after lead was found in their drinking water after the city switched it’s water source to save money. The city has since gone back to Detroit for its water.

“I told her that we are going to have her back, and all of the people of Flint’s back, as they work their way through this terrible tragedy,” President Obama said in a White House meeting with Flint Mayor, Karen Weaver.

Just hours before President Obama made this statement, Mayor Weaver stated that something like this never would have happened in a rich suburb. Flint, Michigan is a poor city with a mostly black population.

Hillary Clinton also stated in the Presidential Debate on Sunday, January 17, that there would have been action if this had happened in a rich suburb in Detroit.


20 killed during Taliban attack at a university in Pakistan

Last Wednesday, Taliban members in Pakistan stormed a university, killing at least 20 people, most of which were students and teachers. As of now, reports show that there were at least four attackers.

The attackers used fog for cover as they made their way through fields, scaling the back wall of the university, storming through classrooms and open firing.

Security forces cornered the attackers, which some described as appearing to be teenagers, in two university blocks, sparking combat that reportedly lasted for hours. Officials report that the attackers were killed before they could explode their suicide vests.

1,400 year old monastery in Iraq reduced to rubble by Islamic State

Irbil, Iraq was the home of St. Elijah’s Monastery for 1,400 years before the Islamic State destroyed it on Wednesday, continuing their destruction of ancient cultural sites.

Recently, the monastery was used as a place of worship for U.S. troops.

“I can’t describe my sadness,” said Rev. Paul Thabit Habib. “Our Christian history in Mosul is being barbarically leveled. We see it as an attempt to expel us from Iraq, eliminating and finishing our existence in this land.”

St. Elijah’s Monastery has joined a list of over 100 religious and historic sites in Iraq and Syria that have been destroyed by the Islamic State.

More Brazilian babies are being born with birth defects due to Zika virus

There has been an increasing amount of cases in Brazil of children being born with abnormally small heads because their mother has the Zika virus. There have been 3,893 cases since October.

This is the largest outbreak on record of the Zika virus, which is transmitted through mosquito bites.

Currently, the virus has killed five babies and another 44 cases are being investigated.

Brazil isn’t the only Latin American country being hit by the virus, latest reports show that Colombia has had more than 13,500 cases of the virus reported.

An introduction to the invasive species of Maine

USM Free Press News Feed - Mon, 2016-01-25 14:57

By Haley Depner

This is the first article in a four part series. The first article focuses on introducing the concept of invasive species. The remaining articles will look at case studies of invasive species in Maine.

Every year damage from invasive species costs the United States billions of dollars more than damage from all other natural disasters in the U.S. combined.

According to the Washington State Invasive Species Council, invasive species in the US impact nearly half of the species listed as threatened or endangered by the US Endangered Species Act.

But what is an invasive species and how do they cause problems? In order to fully understand the answer, we first need to have a little background in ecology.

Ecosystems are never static. The ranges where species inhabit have been altered, spread, and eliminated since the beginning of competitive life on Earth.

Natural disasters and shifting climate have always had influence on where lifeforms can spread and thrive. Natural disasters have the potential to wipe out local populations as well as sweep species into new territories that they had yet to colonize.

Fluctuating climate causes some lifeforms to migrate to more desirable ranges (if accessible) while prompting other species to shift the timing of their breeding or growing seasons.

When an organism is taken away from or a new organism is added to an ecosystem, the change may be felt throughout the system. Such changes could signal the end to some populations in a community and the introduction and proliferation of others. Whenever a population joins or leaves a community or shifts its life cycle according to a change in climate, there is potential for the ecosystem to be significantly altered.

The Pennsylvania State New Kingston University sums up the reasons for this nicely in an entry in their Virtual Nature Trail:

“A consequence of living is the sometimes subtle and sometimes overt alteration of one’s own environment. The original environment may have been optimal for the first species of plant or animal, but the newly altered environment is often optimal for some other species of plant or animal. Under the changed conditions of the environment, the previously dominant species may fail and another species may become ascendant.”

With that being said, it is not surprising when humans bring exotic species from far away places into new communities that the effects of the introduction may be felt throughout the ecosystem. Anthropogenic introduction of species occurs in a variety of ways and for an assortment of purposes. Domesticated and game species are brought to new ecosystems by people who rely on them as resources. Some species are brought in as a form of biological control for serving anthropogenic activities such as agriculture. Other species that are brought in are merely for decorative purposes, kept as pets, or are unintentionally introduced by hitchhiking their way into new ecosystems. All of these situations have the potential for the non-native species to find their way into the foreign ecosystem.

Non-native species can compete with, prey upon, and infect native species with parasites and/or diseases of which they have no immunity to. Executive Order 13112 defines a native species as “with respect to a particular ecosystem, a species that, other than as a result of an introduction, historically occurred or currently occurs in that ecosystem.”

A non-native or alien species, on the other hand, is defined by the order as “with respect to a particular ecosystem, any species, including its seeds, eggs, spores, or other biological material capable of propagating that species, that is not native to that ecosystem.”

If a non-native species has a significant ecological impact it is dubbed “invasive.” An invasive species, as defined by the Executive Order, is “an alien species whose introduction does or is likely to cause economic or environmental harm or harm to human health.”

The amount of impact inflicted by the non-native species on its new habitat depends on many factors. A good example of this is Oryctolagus cuniculus, a species of rabbit that, according to Flavia Schepmans of Columbia University, writing for the Invasive Species Summary Project , has spread from its original range in Europe to every continent except Asia and Antarctica, thanks to the aid of humans.

The spreading of this species began about a thousand years ago when Romans brought the mammal with them to Italy for food. According to researchers at the World Rabbit Science Association, today introduced populations of O. cuniculus in Italy are relied upon as a keystone species.

While the introduction of O. cuniculus worked out fine in Italy and select other regions, the same cannot be said for other environments that the rabbits have spread to. As Schepmans wrote:

“in Australia (and many small islands where it has been introduced), the rabbit, virtually unchecked by local predators, decimates plants, affects soil composition, and changes entire ecosystems. In Australia, the rabbit competes for food and shelter with native animals such as the wombat, the bilby, the burrowing bettong and the bandicoot, and therefore has contributed to the decline of these native species.”

Schepmans explains that this species has become particularly problematic in Australia largely due to its fitness and the lack of predators:

“The European rabbit is a highly adaptable animal. It is not a picky eater and breeds very fast. In Australia, the rabbit was particularly successful at spreading like wildfire because its natural predators from back home, the weasel and fox, were not originally present Down Under. The dingo and Tasmanian wolf, Australia’s native carnivores (and potential rabbit consumers), were themselves being kept in check by local sheep and cattle ranchers, so they were not effective at keeping the rabbit populations down. The rabbits’ spread was also aided by early hunters whose interest lay in having the animals spread so they could hunt more of them.”

The contrast between the outcomes of the introduction of O. cuniculus in different settings demonstrates that it is not just what species but where it is released that determines the amount of impact on local ecosystems. The same species exists as a thriving nonnative keystone species in Italy, while having detrimental effects in Australia.

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), there are already approximately 50,000 exotic species known to be in the United States. Of these, the US Geological Survey reports that there are currently over 6,500 species that are considered invasive.

During their 2012 fiscal year, the Department of the Interior spent over $2 billion on the prevention and control of invasive species in the United States. This funded activities that help slow the spread and impact of invasive species in the United States through prevention, early detection and rapid response, control and management, research, habitat restoration, education and public awareness, and leadership and international cooperation.

This is a small investment compared to the almost $138 billion estimated by the NOAA to be lost every year due to the impacts of invasive species in the U.S.

Maine residents and companies lose millions every year because of invasive species. These species affect Maine residents by negatively impacting agricultural productivity, the productivity of fisheries, forest and other habitat growth and stability, decrease property values, and disfigure favored tourism and recreational destinations. This damage is caused by dozens of species of plants, invertebrates, fish, microorganisms, and fungus that have found their way into the state.

The age-old adage “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” may be cliché but is a truism nonetheless. The best way to fight invasive species is to not let them become established in the first place. This means taking measures to prevent introduction, such as keeping firewood within 30 miles of where it was collected, making sure boats are clean of any plants or animals before entering new waters, thoroughly inspecting vehicles for insect eggs when traveling out of state and selecting species for cultivation and biological control that are native to the area or support the ecosystem (for example, apples are not native to North America but are relied upon by many species as a food source). These measures do more to reduce damage caused by invasives than trying to rebalance ecosystems after the damage has occurred.

This is not to say that attempts to heal ecosystems affected by invasive species are not important. Clearing away invasive species and reintroducing native species can help an ecosystem reestablish its balance. Actions such as removing invasive plant species from your garden and replacing them with native plants help to reverse the damage.

According to  Sarah Ogden, Program Coordinator at the Maine Wildlife Park in Grey, species are more likely to become invasive if, in the foreign habitat, they have no natural predators (or in the case of plants, have nothing consuming their plant matter), have a quick reproduction rate, and/or are a generalist species (species that are highly adaptable and capable of thriving in a variety of habitats).

This article is the first in a four part series on invasive species in Maine. Three more articles in this series will be published in this paper throughout the spring semester. These articles will look at case studies of three invasive species in Maine that students can easily play a role in their control and eradication. Each article will introduce a species, give its profile, discuss its history as to how it was introduced, explore the impacts it has on Maine’s ecosystems and the Maine economy and provide information as to how that species is spread and how it can be controlled.

The topic for the next article is the potentially invasive red-eared slider turtle (Trachemys scripta elegans) and will be coming out in the next few weeks. The two remaining articles will focus on wood-boring beetles and invasive plants you may find in your garden.


President Cummings used first semester to repair and heal USM

USM Free Press News Feed - Mon, 2016-01-25 14:36

By Bradford Spurr/Free Press Staff & Troy Bennett/Bangor Daily News

Midway through the month of May in late 2015 it was announced that the university had found a more stable solution to the presidency as opposed to the revolving door of interims that has plagued USM for the past four years.

Dr. Glenn Cummings, former Speaker of the Maine House of Representatives, would replace President David Flanagan starting on the first of July. This was after a presidential replacement had already been announced but the candidate, Harvey Kesselman, was forced to withdraw his application due to unforeseen circumstances at his current university.

The change and decision was not welcomed by all, chief amongst the dissenters were the faculty members who felt particularly alienated and taken advantage of by the administration.

One of President Cummings’ first acts as Commander in Chief of USM was to hold a breakfast forum for the entire USM faculty where he asked those who decided to show up two things: the first was what would you tell the new president to do or to warn against doing and the second was tell me something that you are proud of. It was clear by the responses that community engagement in both Portland and USM was deeply important to them.

President Cummings also promised to dig into the coffers and “eat some reserves, give people a little time to rest but soon we will have to pick up our knapsacks and keep going up the hill,” when layoffs were put on hold for the 2014-15 academic year.

There is still a $3.9 million budget gap that USM is staring at moving forward so the same promise to job security could not be made at this time. All that President Cummings is able to commit to currently is the hope “to create the best strategy around filling that [budget] gap with the least impact on students.”

The University of Southern Maine finds itself at a crossroads where it is no longer tethered to snap decisions and hasty conclusions made by distant authority figures and is instead soldiering on with a President that it can hold accountable and who has concrete and attainable goals for this school.

President Cummings’ goals moving forward through the end of this semester are “to work through this budget, it is going to be a tough one and get ready for the ‘17 budget year and secondly is to begin to, now that the leadership team is in place, reach out to the top 20, 30, 40 chief executive officers in this area and begin to build this alliance.”

With 209 days under his belt the new President has made great strides to “repair and heal” the university, but we are only halfway up the mountain and only time will tell when a conclusion will be reached surrounding the fiscal crisis that the University of Southern Maine has found itself in.


First Somali Woman Police Officer in Portland

USM Free Press News Feed - Mon, 2016-01-25 14:35

By Seth Koenig

Pious Ali — who was touted as the first African-born man and first Muslim to be elected to public office in Portland when he was voted onto the school board in 2013 — posted on social media that Abu became the state’s first female Muslim police officer.

“The Portland Police Department certainly strives to have our workforce mirror our community,” Chief Michael Sauschuck, whose city is the most diverse in Maine, told the BDN. “We realize the importance of diversity, and how that builds trust and relationships in the community. But our priority is hiring the very best people we can find.

“I don’t care what color they are or what gender they are,” he continued. “I want the best people possible to serve the city of Portland and Zahra Abu is one of them. I absolutely understand the impact when you break down barriers like this. But she may or may not be the first [female Muslim police officer in the rest of Maine] — I don’t know for sure.”

Sauschuck said Abu was not available for interviews Friday afternoon, but said the swearing-in represented a “truly powerful moment.”

“I think internally here, officers went to a swearing-in today because they’re happy and they’re proud to be welcoming new folks into the Portland PD family,” he said. “I believe that our officers, including Zahra, realize it could potentially be a groundbreaking scenario. But they don’t necessarily look at it that way, because we treat everybody the same. I’m proud of all five of our new officers. She’s top notch, as is the rest of the group.”

The chief said Abu’s parents are natives of Somalia, and that Abu herself is a Deering High School graduate who has been in the country since infancy. Katrina Ferguson is a 2009 Deering graduate said she played sports alongside Abu.

“We called her AZ,” Ferguson told the BDN’s Troy R. Bennett. “She was two grades below me, but we had some overlap being on sports teams and such. Very funny girl, big sense of humor.”

Ferguson said she had heard the news of Abu’s hiring as a Portland police officer.

“I’m really excited for her,” she said.

By some estimates, there are between 5,000 and 7,000 Somalis in Portland.

“People were thinking, to be a police officer, you have to be born in the U.S. … you have to be white,” Muhidin Libah, executive director of the Somali Bantu Community Association of Maine, told Reuters last year. “They never thought they could be a police officer.”

Said Sauschuck: “There’s no question that having a person who speaks Somali fluently – the current system is that we have to call in a translator or sometimes conduct three-way interviews over the phone – gives us access to build a rapport [with certain immigrant communities]. You can build that naturally through a mutual language, and that’s incredibly powerful.”

In Lewiston, the state’s second largest city, the police chief said he hoped to attract Somali immigrant candidates as a way to fill nagging vacancies and better reflect the diversity of its constituents.

“When you’re trying to live in a place, then you need to look like that place,” ZamZam Mohamud, the first Somali immigrant elected to the Lewiston school committee, told Reuters. “If we have Somali police officers, Somali lawyers, Somali judges … That is a sign the community is assimilating, people are feeling comfortable.”

Sauschuck said the Portland Police Department ultimately hires less than 3 percent of the people who apply for jobs, saying candidates must get through a rigorous selection process which includes a written exam, a physical test, a board interview, a background check, and medical and psychological tests.

The chief said once candidates are hired — such as the five that were sworn in Friday — they must attend 18 weeks of training at the Maine Criminal Justice Academy and work through another 14 weeks of field training with local police.

“It’s tough enough to be a police officer today, let alone to be the first of anything,” he said, adding, “We’re looking for communicators, we’re looking for compassionate communicators who really do want to help people. You’re not out here for the pay — you really want to make a difference. This is a profession, a calling, where you really can do that.”

Police Beats

USM Free Press News Feed - Mon, 2016-01-25 14:32


Reading Books Deemed Illegal

Unwanted person, Glickman Library. Officer located a person that is not welcomed at the library. Trespass paperwork served by Officer.

Buying Books, Also Illegal

Unwanted person, Woodbury Campus Center. Unwelcome person reported in the store. Unfounded, no official restriction in place.

Beating with Books, Awesome

Disturbance, Glickman Library. Staff reports two people fighting. Officer responded. Trespass paperwork issued.


Rookie Cop’s Big Break

Motor Vehicle Stop, Fort Hill Rd. Vehicle defect issued for brake light out.

“I Used My Mouth Hole to Tell Him To Stop”

Motor Vehicle Stop, Campus Ave. Verbal warning for stop sign violation.

Cops Score Crack Pipe Study-Buddy

Drug complaint, Upton Hastings Hall. R.D, Drug paraphernalia found and turned over to Police. Report taken.


Haunted Shaft Dial Cops

911 Call, 59 Exeter St. Emergency phone in elevator. No answer. Handled by Dispatch.


It’s Tricky When They’re Not Moving

Motor Vehicle Crash, G20 Parking lot. Vehicle struck parked car. Report taken.


Mother Called; Wash Your Butt

Attempt to Locate, Parents called about locating son on Gorham campus. Student located.


Poo Box Dumped

Abandoned Motor Vehicle, 88 Bedford St Parking Garage. Vehicle towed. Report taken.


Riveting News

Abandoned Motor Vehicle, G20 parking lot. Dispatch made contact with the owner. Vehicle will be moved in the next two weeks.


Don’t Mess With Lib. Staff

Criminal trespass, Glickman library. Staff reports that a subject known to them is trespassing. Subject was arrested by USM Officer and transported to the Cumberland County Jail.


OK U Broke In; Leave Door Alone

Burglary report, Glickman Library. Staff reports that a known subject had broken into the Library and while doing so damaged an exterior door. Report taken. Officer investigating. Update: Subject identified, criminal charges pending.


Hockey-Booze; Perfect Marriage

Disorderly Conduct and Assault,  Ice Arena, 55 Campus Drive. Report of a Student being disorderly and would like them removed. Student was uncooperative and assaultive. Was arrested for Assault and taken to the Cumberland County Jail. Also charged with Minor Consuming Liquor.



Motor Vehicle Accident, G20 Parking Lot. Vehicle rolled out of parking space and into another vehicle. Report taken.


Networkmaine Maintenance - Upperclass Hall - USM Gorham Jan 27, 2016

Outages - Mon, 2016-01-25 13:39
Where: Upperclass Hall - USM Gorham
When: Jan 27, 2016 6 AM
Expected Duration: 1/2hr
Scope: Data services at Upperclass Hall

Brief maintenance is required that will impact data services through parts of Upperclass Hall for no more than 30 minutes.

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Networkmaine Maintenance - Orono Jan 27, 2016

Outages - Fri, 2016-01-22 13:48
Where: Orono
When: Jan 27, 2016 05:00
Expected Duration: 1/2hr
Scope: UMaine PRI Gateway

Maintenance will be performed on one of two gateways serving inbound/outbound calling for UM campus. Service will not be affected. Secondary gateway will continue to operate.

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Networkmaine Maintenance - UM Jan 24, 2016

Outages - Fri, 2016-01-22 13:13
Where: UM
When: Jan 24, 2016 5:00AM
Expected Duration: 1/2hr
Scope: UM PRI Gateway

Maintenance will be performed on one of two gateways serving in-bound/out-bound calling for UM campus. Service will not be affected. Secondary gateway will continue to operate.

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Networkmaine Maintenance - UM Jan 24, 2016

Outages - Fri, 2016-01-22 11:54
Where: UM
When: Jan 24, 2016 05:00
Expected Duration: 1/2hr
Scope: UM Analog Phones

Will be performing maintenance on UM analog gateways requiring a restart. Analog phones will be down approx 5-10mins. This includes emergency blue light phones.

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Networkmaine Maintenance - Philippi Hall - USM Gorham Jan 24, 2016

Outages - Fri, 2016-01-22 10:34
Where: Philippi Hall - USM Gorham
When: Jan 24, 2016 6 AM
Expected Duration: 1/2hr
Scope: Data services at Philippi Hall

We will be performing network maintenance that will impact data services to Philippi Hall on the USM-Gorham campus for no more than 30 minutes. Please plan accordingly.

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Networkmaine Maintenance - LAC Jan 20, 2016

Outages - Tue, 2016-01-19 13:53
Where: LAC
When: Jan 20, 2016 6:00AM
Expected Duration: 1/2hr
Scope: LAC Wireless

The IP address space for the Lewiston-Auburn College wireless service is being changed.

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Re: Networkmaine Maintenance - USM, Gorham Jan 17, 2016

Outages - Sat, 2016-01-16 18:22
This maintenance is cancelled, and will be rescheduled at a future date.


On Thursday, January 14, 2016, Brandon Glenn wrote:

> Where: USM, Gorham
> When: Jan 17, 2016 6 AM
> Expected Duration: 1/2hr
> Scope: All data services at the Gorham campus
> Summary:
> We will be performing network maintenance that will impact data
> services at the USM, Gorham campus for no more than 30 minutes. Please plan
> accordingly. Thanks.
> Networkmaine Contact Info:
> NOC 561-3587
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