This Maine home can stay 70 degrees without a furnace, even when it’s freezing outside (Maine Public): The new residence hall under construction in Portland stands out as a prominent example of the growing trend toward passive housing.

Maine scholarship ensures all students get opportunity to succeed (NEWS CENTER Maine): Jean-Daniel Liwanga is working toward a degree in Computer Science thanks in part to financial support from the Mitchell Scholarship.

USM hockey star making a difference both on and off the ice (WGME): The competitive spirit that senior Tanner McClure brings to his hockey career is matched by the community spirit that he brings to his work with the Best Buddies program.

‘Night of the Living Rez’ author and Stonecoast faculty member Morgan Talty.

‘Night of the Living Rez’ a finalist for national prize (Portland Press Herald): The latest kudos for Stonecoast faculty member Morgan Talty add to a long list of awards and honors for his lauded short story collection.

Research: Screening lack for infectious diseases among Medicaid users with opioid use disorder (NEWS CENTER Maine): Dr. Katherine Ahrens, an associate professor at the Muskie School of Public Service, discovers a blindspot in the health records of a vulnerable population.

Game On: USM soccer standout Huntress shows creativity on the pitch and with a new product line (Portland Phoenix): When Kiki Huntress isn’t wearing her USM soccer jersey, she keeps busy by screenprinting her artwork onto t-shirts for other people to wear.

Looking Ahead at 2023: Portland leaders share their hopes and dreams for the new year (Portland Phoenix): University President Jacqueline Edmondson signals a turning point for the Portland Campus that has been years in the making.


Beyond ‘Sectional Superiority’: Memorializing Black History in Northern New England (The New England Quarterly): Retired English Professor Eve Raimon analyses the message that New England communities hope to communicate about their role in advancing civil rights by focusing on the way public monuments portray Black history.