The nonprofit magazine Washington Monthly has named the University of Southern Maine as one of the top four-year schools in the country for adult learners. It's ranking — the first of its kind aimed at students age 25 an over — lists USM at #38. No other Maine school made the list.
USM's work to give chemistry students real world experience as analysts and chemical testers for Maine's growing beer industry is once again earning attention. The program was recently featured in the Portland Press Herald and on National Public Radio's "Morning Edition."
It’s been a while since the governor of an American state announced to his citizenry that they were in the middle of a race war. Sure, 2016 has been the year in American politics when all racist dog whistles became racist train whistles, but even for the year of Trump, this is a horrific moment. How did we get here? How did the governor wind up making his world view so explicit?
Coming soon: October 4th event with a guest from the Canadian Artic Resource Committee speaking on the political, social, and environmental changes happening in the polar region. We'll be posting details on this event by next week.