The Bangor Daily News published an opinion piece by Liam Riordan, a University of Maine history professor, board member of the Maine Humanities Council, and incoming director of the UMaine Humanities Initiative (UMHI); and Gibran Graham, a member of the Bangor City Council, founder of PechaKucha Bangor and board member of River City Cinema. The article, “Community engagement makes a difference. The Bangor region is a case in point,” focused on the importance of public humanities and upcoming UMHI events in the area.
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The Bangor Daily News published the opinion piece “Cut parents some slack, already” by Amy Blackstone, an associate professor and chairwoman of the University of Maine’s Sociology Department. Blackstone also is a member of the Maine Regional Network, part of the Scholars Strategy Network, which brings together scholars across the country to address public challenges and their policy implications. Members’ columns appear in the BDN every other week.
Times Higher Education recently published the column, “A cocktail for violence,” by Howard Segal, a history professor at the University of Maine, and Deborah Rogers, a UMaine English professor.
The Bangor Daily News published an opinion piece by Christopher Burns, a University of Maine undergraduate student studying English. Burns writes for The Maine Campus and The Key Reporter and will work as a BDN intern this summer. His article is titled “If you build internships, young people will stay. Here’s how Bangor-area colleges, businesses, legislators can get started.”
Maine Career Connect, a Bangor-based nonprofit program of the University of Maine’s ADVANCE Rising Tide Center, was cited in the Bangor Daily News editorial “Let’s ensure Mainers don’t become an endangered species.” The article states the new program will work to create a consortium that will help facilitate employment opportunities for spouses of UMaine faculty and staff.
The Bangor Daily News published an opinion piece by fourth-year University of Maine student Liam Nee, who is studying journalism and political science. Nee’s article is titled “What’s in it for a recent college graduate to stay in Maine?”
The Bangor Daily News published an opinion piece by University of Maine graduate student and small-business owner Charles E. Scott II, who received his bachelor of social work from UMaine and is currently in the master of social work program. Scott’s article is titled “From a small-business owner: Why Maine shouldn’t let corporations hide profits offshore.”
The Bangor Daily News published the seventh 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. “How a Milo man is raising grandson after the death of wife, loss of income” is the pair’s latest column to share stories of Mainers struggling in today’s economy.
Amy Fried, a political science professor at the University of Maine, co-wrote an opinion piece with Rep. Jan Schakowsky of Illinois. The piece, titled “Affordable Care Act — Women’s history in the making,” was published by Huffington Post.
The Bangor Daily News carried an op-ed coauthored by University of Maine student Samantha Perez. She and other members of Divest UMaine have encouraged the Investment Committee of the University of Maine System Board of Trustees to stop investing endowment funds in the fossil fuel industry.