Opinion

Undark Magazine publishes opinion piece by master’s student

Undark Magazine published an opinion essay on wildlife policy and Lyme disease by Elyse DeFranco, an ecology and environmental sciences master’s student at the University of Maine. The essay draws on research led by Susan Elias while completing her Ph.D. at UMaine’s Climate Change Institute, which found that maintaining deer populations below a certain threshold […]

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Slate publishes opinion piece by Socolow

Slate published an opinion piece by Michael Socolow, an associate professor of communication and journalism at the University of Maine, titled “Does Football Bear Responsibility for a Chiefs Legend’s 1980 Murder-Suicide?” 

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UMaine mentioned in New York Times opinion piece

An opinion piece in The New York Times about campuses that have stopped investing in fossil fuel included the University of Maine. “After pressure from student groups, Stanford announced in 2014 that it would not make direct investments in publicly traded companies whose principal business is coal mining. The University of Maine followed suit in […]

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BDN quotes Barkan in editorial about gun research

University of Maine sociology professor Steven Barkan was quoted in a recent Bangor Daily News editorial titled “With funding for gun research, safety measures should be a priority for study.” As part of a $1.4 trillion spending plan approved in December, Congress — for the first time in 20 years — approved federal funding for […]

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BDN publishes op-ed by Silka

Linda Silka, senior fellow at the Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions at the University of Maine, wrote an opinion piece for the Bangor Daily News titled “Holidays bring gifts and good cheer — and a lot of trash.” Silka is a member of the Maine chapter of the national Scholars Strategy Network, […]

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Bicks co-writes humor column for McSweeney’s

Caroline Bicks, a professor of English at the University of Maine, co-wrote a humor column for McSweeney’s with Michelle Ephraim, an associate professor in humanities at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. The column was titled “I am Lady Macbeth, and your Facebook post about your kid’s early acceptance to Harvard really pisses me off.” 

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East Asia Forum includes Vekasi column about economic interdependence deployed for political goals 

East Asia Forum published Kristin Vekasi’s column titled “Weaponised interdependence and the Japanese private sector.” Vekasi is an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science and School of Policy and International Affairs. “From trade barriers to financial sanctions, it’s increasingly common to see economic interdependence deployed for political goals,” she wrote. “This type of […]

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