Opinion

BDN publishes Sporer’s op-ed about consequences of far-right extremism

The Bangor Daily News published an op-ed from Karyn Sporer, an assistant professor of sociology at the University of Maine, titled “Ignoring violence of far-right extremists has serious consequences for Maine and the nation.” Sporer serves as a principal investigator for the Department of Homeland Security’s National Counterterrorism, Innovation, Technology and Education Center and is a member […]

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Press Herald op-ed cites Dana’s 2019 report about diversity at UMaine

A Portland Press Herald column advocating for inclusive pedagogies and describing the role of higher education in advancing women of color cited a 2019 report by Robert Dana, the University of Maine vice president of student life and inclusive excellence. The report, which was updated in 2020, indicated that 76% of UMaine faculty and staff […]

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Biomass column in Bethel Citizen cites UMaine research

A column about biomass published in The Bethel Citizen and The Franklin Journal cited research from the Center for Research on Sustainable Forests at the University of Maine. According to the center, as cited in the opinion piece, “the total stored biomass is roughly constant, thus maintaining the forest-based economic sector of Maine.”

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Gill, Glover call for vaccine mandate in Centralmaine.com column

In a Centralmaine.com op-ed, University of Maine associate professors Jacquelyn Gill and Robert Glover, who are part of the Scholars Strategy Network, advocate for requiring vaccines and masks when staff and students return to UMaine this fall. The pair called on the Chancellor Dannel Malloy to protect staff and students and the communities surrounding the […]

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Entwistle op-ed about waste from takeout published in BDN

The Bangor Daily News published an op-ed from Jared Entwistle, a University of Maine graduate student studying ecology and environmental sciences and business administration, titled “Pandemic, patrons and packaging: Thoughts on our role in takeout culture.”

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BDN Editorial cites UMaine WWII plaque ceremony

A Bangor Daily News editorial titled “‘I’m just happy to be here’ should be the outlook for all generations’ referenced an earlier ceremony for the unveiling of a new plaque honoring World War II veterans in the University of Maine’s WWII Memorial Garden. A number of Maine’s WWII veterans participated.

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