Opinion

NYT publishes Barkan’s letter to the editor

The New York Times published a letter to the editor by Steven Barkan, a professor of sociology at the University of Maine. In the letter, Barkan responded to a Times article about the politics surrounding the death penalty.

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BDN publishes op-ed on home health care by Butler

Sandra Butler, a professor of social work at the University of Maine, wrote an opinion piece for the Bangor Daily News titled “Lawmakers said home health care was important. Now it’s time for them to do something about it.” Butler is a member of the Maine chapter of the national Scholars Strategy Network, which brings […]

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BDN publishes op-ed by Mayewski on Green New Deal

The Bangor Daily News published an opinion piece by Paul Mayewski, Distinguished Maine Professor in the School of Earth and Climate Sciences and director of the Climate Change Institute at the University of Maine. The piece is titled, “Green New Deal offers a possible route to conquer climate change.”

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The Conversation, AP publish Socolow’s op-ed on media, government

The Conversation published an opinion piece by Michael Socolow, an associate professor of communication and journalism at the University of Maine. The piece is titled “The revolving door between media and government spins again with CNN’s hiring of Sarah Isgur Flores.” The Associated Press published The Conversation piece, and WTOP, Connecticut Post, Times Union, Beaumont […]

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Mahon, Jones write Press Herald op-ed

Maine Business School faculty John Mahon, the John M. Murphy Chair of International Business Policy and Strategy and professor of management, and Nory Jones, a professor of management information systems, wrote an opinion piece for the Portland Press Herald’s “Maine Voices” column titled “Knowledge is power in the developing new world order.”

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Slate publishes opinion piece by Socolow on Willie Miller

Slate published an opinion piece by Michael Socolow, an associate professor of communication and journalism at the University of Maine, about the story of former NFL star and Vietnam War veteran Willie Miller. The piece, titled “Why has Los Angeles Rams wide receiver and Vietnam veteran Willie Miller been forgotten by the NFL?”, explored how […]

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BDN editorial mentions Climate Change Institute report

A Bangor Daily News editorial titled “Maine can change the debate on climate change” mentioned a report from the Climate Change Institute at the University of Maine. The report by Sean Birkel and Paul Mayewski analyzed historical climate trends and potential impacts of climate change on coastal Maine, especially the agriculture and fishing industries. The […]

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Ms. Magazine publishes opinion piece co-written by Blackstone

Ms. Magazine published an opinion piece written by Amy Blackstone, a professor of sociology at the University of Maine and author of the forthcoming book “Childfree by Choice;” and Maxine Trump, filmmaker and director of the film “To Kid or Not To Kid.” The piece was titled, “What Choice Means to Childfree Women.” An upcoming […]

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Vekasi quoted in BDN editorial on foreign aid, immigration

Kristin Vekasi, an assistant professor of political science and international affairs at the University of Maine, was quoted in the Bangor Daily News editorial, “Taking away foreign aid won’t stop immigration.” A key goal of foreign aid is to improve economic conditions in the countries that receive that aid, according to Vekasi. “It defies logic […]

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