The Sun Journal recently published an opinion piece by Howard Segal, a history professor at the University of Maine. The column is titled “Boycott of Israel goes too far.”
Robert Wagner, a forestry professor at the University of Maine, spoke with the Bangor Daily News for the editorial “A devastating infestation of spruce budworms is coming — and we need to be ready.” Wagner, who is director of the Cooperative Forestry Research Unit that was formed in 1975 during the last spruce budworm outbreak, calls the state’s upcoming infestation a slow-moving hurricane and estimates the pest will start destroying forest stands in northern Maine within the next two to four years. He said UMaine, the Maine Forest Service and landowners with the Maine Forest Products Council are putting together a disaster preparedness plan that will identify the anticipated level of the outbreak and how the state can respond.
The Bangor Daily News published an opinion piece titled “Goodbye, Dirigo Health: What Maine’s program accomplished over 10 years,” by Trish Riley, a senior fellow at the University of Southern Maine’s Muskie School of Public Service, lecturer at George Washington University and principal architect of Dirigo Health Reform. The complete version of the article first appeared in Maine Policy Review, published by the University of Maine’s Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center.
The Bangor Daily News published the fourth article in a yearlong series by Sandra Butler, a professor of social work at the University of Maine, and Luisa Deprez, a professor and department chair of sociology and women and gender studies at the University of Southern Maine. “Could your family live on $1.40 per meal?” is the pair’s latest column to share stories of Mainers struggling in today’s economy.
The Bangor Daily News published an opinion piece titled “What’s unfair, volatile? A state tax structure that just won’t change,” by Sen. Richard Woodbury, a Yarmouth independent who has served five terms in the Legislature. The complete version of the article first appeared in Maine Policy Review, published by the University of Maine’s Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center.
The proposed floating offshore wind project led by the University of Maine and its partner companies was cited in a Bangor Daily News editorial titled “The year in arguments: Five Maine, national matters we haven’t seen the end of.” The article states the pilot project “relies on developing technology that’s innovative and Maine-grown.”
The Maine Aqua Ventus 1 pilot project, the proposed floating offshore wind project led by the University of Maine and its partner companies, was the focus of the Bangor Daily News editorial “How to prepare for Maine’s next big, windy industry.” The Working Waterfront also published an article about the concern of Monhegan residents over the proposed project’s effect on island tourism.
Lenard Kaye, director of the University of Maine Center on Aging and professor in the UMaine School of Social Work, and Carol Kim, UMaine’s vice president for research, wrote an opinion piece for the Bangor Daily News titled “Older Mainers are an answer to the state’s economic woes.” The op-ed says as part of the Blue Sky Project, UMaine is considering new opportunities to “collaborate and form interdisciplinary teams to catalyze Maine’s renewal and include older Mainers.”
Kenneth Hillas, a retired senior foreign service officer who teaches a graduate seminar in global politics at the University of Maine, wrote an opinion piece published in the Bangor Daily News titled “As we remember Mandela, don’t simplify his history, legacy.
The Bangor Daily News published an opinion piece by University of Maine first-year student Grace Marshall, who is studying English. Marshall’s article is titled “If they’re terminal, let Mainers choose how they die.”