Office of the President
Posted December 26, 2013
Girls had to wear skirts to school, and if you put your snow pants on underneath to stay warm, you looked like a goon and a loser. And if you rolled in the snow like you wanted to, everything would get wet, and your mother would yell at you. We rolled often — at least, I did. And then I came home and dripped on the kitchen floor for good measure.
Posted November 5, 2013
Read President Kalikow's latest article in the Kennebec Journal.
Posted September 30, 2013
Read President Kalikow's latest commentary in the Morning Sentinel.
Posted September 3, 2013
The new students come to college this weekend. Families are doing frantic last-minute packing. On campus, we're sprucing everything up. Faculty members are doing final planning for all their new students. Everybody's getting ready for the real start of the New Year!
Posted August 30, 2013
President Kalikow gave the annual USM Opening Breakfast speech to over 500 faculty and staff this morning.
Posted August 29, 2013
"The central challenge for Maine, I believe, is revitalizing the links between the large and the small institutions. Such community building, I am convinced, is the best way for Maine to address not just the problems of an obsolete, uneconomical system of government, but also the apparently unrelated demographic and economic problems."
Posted August 23, 2013
"The future of this state depends on all of us harnessing our assets to fuel Maine’s future. But it is also important to pause and acknowledge those who have already influenced our state in deep and lasting ways. It’s not easy to identify 50 living Mainers who have made a difference in our state..."
Posted August 6, 2013
Last time I wrote about internships, so today I’m going to tell you about my own internship experience from 50-plus years ago. Moral up front: it can be the internship from hell, and you can still learn.
Posted August 6, 2013
Today, I'm going to focus on some specific purposes of education. What do employers actually want? What do businesses, industry and nonprofits need people to be able to do? Particularly here in Maine, what should we be paying attention to?
Posted June 25, 2013
President Kalikow shares her top 10 favorite updates for 2012-2013.