Archive for the ‘Opinion’ Category

UMaine Offshore Wind Project Cited in BDN Editorial

Monday, December 23rd, 2013

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.”

UMaine Offshore Wind Project Focus of BDN Editorial, Working Waterfront Article

Thursday, December 12th, 2013

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.

Kaye, Kim Write Op-Ed on Older Mainers’ Effect of State Economics for BDN

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013

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.”

Hillas Writes Op-Ed on Mandela’s Legacy for BDN

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013

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.

BDN Publishes Op-Ed by First-Year UMaine Student

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013

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.”

BDN Publishes Op-Ed by UMaine Grad Student

Monday, December 9th, 2013

Charles Hastings, a graduate student in the University of Maine’s School of Policy and International Affairs, wrote an opinion piece for the Bangor Daily News titled “Public-private partnership or corporate welfare? However you view it, Maine’s prosperity depends on it.”

UMaine Study Cited in Press Herald Editorial on High School Accreditation

Thursday, December 5th, 2013

A 2009 study conducted by researchers at the University of Maine College of Education and Human Development’s Center for Research and Evaluation was cited in a Portland Press Herald editorial on high school accreditation. The study found 102 of the state’s 119 public secondary schools were accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. The study also found some schools dropped accreditation in the early 1990s because of budget constraints and that high school accreditation rarely comes into play when New England colleges review applications.

BDN Publishes Op-Ed by First-Year UMaine Student

Monday, December 2nd, 2013

Allyson Eslin, a first-year political science major at the University of Maine, wrote an opinion piece for the Bangor Daily News titled “We might feel helpless in face of mass violence, but we’re not.”

BDN Publishes Butler’s Third Profile on Struggling Mainers

Monday, December 2nd, 2013

The Bangor Daily News published the third 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. “Without Medicaid, what will happen to this Portland man?,” is the pair’s latest article to tell the story of a Mainer struggling economically.

UMaine Grad Student Writes Op-Ed for BDN

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

Robin Barstow, a master’s of social work student at the University of Maine who also has a Ph.D. in evolutionary biology, wrote an opinion piece that appeared in the Bangor Daily News titled “In Maine, Thanksgiving dinner can be made with completely local ingredients.”