Silka, de Leon op-ed touts benefits of community partnerships

The Bangor Daily News featured an op-ed highlighting the benefits of university-community partnerships, particularly during a pandemic. The column, which was co-authored by Linda Silka, a University of Maine professor emerita of economics and senior fellow at the Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions, and Michelle de Leon, a graduate student in ecology and environmental sciences, suggests that community engagement yields better science and creates beneficial relationships based in equity and trust.