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USM student working as AmeriCorps Vista Summer Associates with Trekkers
USM student Jordan Carpenter returned to Midcoast Maine this summer as an AmeriCorps Vista summer associate, working for a non-profit group that helped her as a teenager.
USM Professor Eve Raimon interviewed by Portland Press Herald about Maine signer of the Declaration of Independence
USM English Professor Eve Raimon was interviewed by the Portland Press Herald about Gen. William Whipple, an abolitionist who was recently remembered near his family home in Kittery.
USM analysis informs discussion of harness racing in Maine
A just-completed USM analysis of the struggling harness racing industry has been cited in news reports from Maine Public and the Bangor Daily News.
Missouri Public Radio interviews USM's Andrew Coburn about rural hospitals
A Missouri Public Radio reporter interviewed USM's Andrew Coburn for a story on financial pressures faced by rural hospitals.
USM Voices: From Montagu to Maine, With Love
The Montagu Project provides fertile ground for personal and professional growth, acquiring global leadership skills and realizing community development initiatives.
USM alumna Bailey-Curry appointed to board of YWCA of Central Maine
USM alumna Tonya Bailey-Curry, who received her master’s in social work in May 2017, has been named to the board of directors of the YWCA of Central Maine in Lewiston.
USM working with SmilePartners to help financially struggling people receive dental care
The University of Southern Maine is working with a growing list of partners in the community to ease barriers for people with limited means to access high quality comprehensive dental health care.
USM researcher and student add to analysis of Highland Lake
A discussion about the future of Highland Lake drew public comments by both a USM faculty member and a student. The lake — which borders on Westbrook, Windham and Falmouth — has been clouded with a bloom.
NPR’s Tom Ashbrook and “On Point” coming to USM on Aug 3.
NPR’s Tom Ashbrook and “On Point” will record a show at USM on August 3. Guests will include Dick Barringer, Professor emeritus at the Muskie School of Public Service, and USM Alumna Heather Sanborn, a Maine legislator from Portland and co-owner of Rising Tide Brewing Company.
USM initiatives lessen student debt, President Glenn Cummings says in Portland Press Herald op-ed
Even as the student debt crisis deepens nationally, the average student debt at USM is declining, President Glenn Cummings said in an opinion article published July 23rd in the Portland Press Herald. New initiatives — including increased scholarship funding, money for transfer students and need-based grants — are helping students attend and graduate, he said.