Opinion

Barkan writes BDN op-ed on criminal justice

The Bangor Daily News published the opinion piece “The hurtful racial truth about criminal justice in the U.S.,” by Steven Barkan, a sociology professor at the University of Maine and author of the forthcoming “Race, Crime, and Justice: The Continuing American Dilemma.” Barkan also is a member of the Maine Regional Network, part of the […]

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Socolow co-writes Washington Post op-ed on preserving radio voices

Michael Socolow, a professor of communication and journalism at the University of Maine, and Christine Ehrick, a historian at the University of Louisville and communications director of the Radio Preservation Task Force, co-wrote an opinion piece for The Washington Post, titled “Voices on the radio are a crucial part of life, but they’re being lost. […]

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Carter writes BDN op-ed on ‘precarious economies’

Valerie Carter, a research associate at the University of Maine’s Bureau of Labor Education, wrote the Bangor Daily News opinion piece, “Struggling to survive: The reality of living in a precarious economy.” Carter is a member of the Maine chapter of the national Scholars Strategy Network, which brings together scholars across the country to address […]

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UMaine mentioned in BDN editorial on mass timber

The University of Maine was mentioned in the Bangor Daily News editorial, “Maine should help give mass timber mass appeal.” The editorial argues the state could benefit greatly from turning the lumber from Maine woods into a variety of new products. Using any of the state’s vacant industrial spaces to manufacture mass timber products could […]

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Socolow co-writes Inside Higher Ed column about pitching to journalists

Michael Socolow, a professor of communication and journalism at the University of Maine, and Alex Kingsbury, deputy ideas editor at the Boston Globe, co-wrote a column for Inside Higher Ed. In “How to pitch journalists more successfully,” the authors outlined six ways academics can get on the same page with editors.

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Glover quoted in BDN editorial on imposing immigration rules

Robert Glover, an assistant professor of honors and political science at the University of Maine, was quoted in the Bangor Daily News editorial, “LePage can’t impose immigration rules on sheriffs that violate law, Constitution.” Requiring state and local government agencies to carry out federal mandates violates the 10th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, said Glover. […]

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