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Theo’s Rant #5: Student Success

Wow!  That pretty much sums up my reaction to the poster session held in the Sullivan Gym as part of Thinking Matters 2013.

We have talked a lot about student success as an overarching institutional goal, about how to connect students with the university in meaningful ways such that we retain them in greater numbers while educating them for careers and life beyond their time at USM.

We have a lot of work to do, but Thinking Matters, held a week ago Friday, reminds me that we already have much to celebrate.

The Sullivan floor was packed with a dizzying array of poster presentations on such research projects as environmental threats to local watersheds; a stormwater plan for the Portland campus; therapeutic exercise as part of treatment for acute Achilles tendon ruptures; a study of homeless women in Portland; and the impact of the Brady Bill on gun violence.

Read the rest of the rant here:

http://www.usm.maine.edu/pres/theos-rants-comments