The Bangor Daily News published an opinion piece by Sandra Butler, a professor of social work at the University of Maine, and Nancy Kelly, field director at UMaine’s School of Social Work. The article titled “Despite historic changes, it still can be scary to be old and gay,” focuses on gay rights in Maine and the rest of the country.
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A Bangor Daily News editorial titled “Want Bangor to be Silicon Valley East? Here are 3 ideas to start making it happen” cited the University of Maine’s Foster Center for Student Innovation and the Target Technology Incubator as important resources in the Bangor region that can help entrepreneurs grow their businesses.
The Bangor Daily News editorial, “Maine has lots of businesses, and we can get them to grow,” stated research conducted at the University of Maine to help startups is one of the state’s most valuable resources related to economic growth.
The Bangor Daily News published an opinion piece by Gordon Donaldson, professor emeritus of education at the University of Maine, titled “End the Ellsworth-area RSU experiment on Nov. 5.” Donaldson wrote residents in Ellsworth, Hancock and Lamoine want to withdraw from Regional School Unit 24, and a “yes” vote on the issue would allow the towns to determine their own school futures and budgets.
President Paul Ferguson wrote an opinion piece for the Bangor Daily News titled “Why UMaine deserves your vote.” The president urged voters to support Question 2 on Nov. 5. He wrote the bond issue is designed to enhance educational and employment opportunities for Maine students and residents. If approved, the bond will provide $15.5 million to the University of Maine System — $5.5 million to UMaine — for renovations and improvements to existing laboratory and classroom facilities. The BDN also published an editorial titled “Yes on Question 2: Why $15.5 million in renovations at Maine’s universities is a smart investment.”
The Bangor Daily News published an opinion piece by Robert Glover, a University of Maine College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Honors preceptor of political science. The article is titled “Redemption song: Why progress on immigration reform could restore America’s faith in Congress.”
In a recent Bangor Daily News blog, Education: Future Imperfect, University of Maine professor of history Howard Segal discussed compensation for presidents of colleges and universities and some of the responsibilities of top leadership positions.
In her Bangor Daily news blog Pollways, University of Maine professor of political science Amy Fried discussed the issue of gun control in the aftermath of the Newtown, Conn. elementary school shootings, and heroism of teachers shown during the massacre.
The Bangor Daily News has published an essay by University of Maine history professor Howard Segal about the original intentions of the Morrill Act of 1862, which provided for the creation of land grant universities in the United States.
An opinion column in the Bangor Daily News by Robert Glover, a University of Maine College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Honors Preceptor of Political Science, discusses healthcare changes the Maine Legislature made last year, which made immigrants living in Maine for less than five years ineligible for MaineCare, the state’s low-income healthcare program. Glover argues the changes make for unfair and bad policy, which the newly elected 126th Maine Legislature should consider reversing.
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