Archive for the ‘Opinion’ Category

BDN Publishes Op-Ed by UMaine Journalism, Political Science Student

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

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?”

BDN Publishes Op-Ed by UMaine Grad Student

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

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.”

BDN Publishes Butler’s Seventh Profile on Struggling Mainers

Friday, March 28th, 2014

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.

Huffington Post Publishes Op-Ed Written by Fried

Monday, March 24th, 2014

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.

Bangor Daily Runs Student Op-Ed

Monday, March 17th, 2014

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.

Press Herald Publishes Book Review on Memoir of Wilde-Stein Club Co-founder

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

The Portland Press Herald published a book review of “Sturge: A Memoir.” The book focuses on the life of Sturgis (Sturge) Haskins, a pioneer for gay rights who co-founded the University of Maine’s Wilde-Stein Club in 1974.

UMaine’s On-Campus Housing Policy Mentioned in BDN Editorial

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

The University of Maine’s on-campus housing policy was mentioned in a Bangor Daily News editorial on the need for the University of Maine System to offer more housing and decrease lightly used space. To accommodate a larger freshman class and to keep more sophomores on campus, recently UMaine announced it will give sophomores — as opposed to juniors and seniors — first pick at remaining dorm rooms after all freshmen are placed.

BDN Publishes Butler’s Sixth Profile on Struggling Mainers

Monday, February 24th, 2014

The Bangor Daily News published the sixth 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. “First a parent, then a scholar: How this Maine woman finally completed college,” is the pair’s latest column to share stories of Mainers struggling in today’s economy. The article focuses on UMaine graduate student Elizabeth “Liz” Franck.

UMaine Master of Social Work Student Writes Analysis for Sun Journal

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

Pamela Simpkins, a licensed social worker who is currently enrolled at the University of Maine in the master of social work program, wrote an analysis for the Sun Journal titled “We can make a difference in a child’s life.”

BDN Publishes Butler’s Fifth Profile on Struggling Mainers

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

The Bangor Daily News published the fifth 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. “Going back to college at 50, and why it’s a dream come true” is the pair’s latest column to share stories of Mainers struggling in today’s economy.