Opinion

Pitman pens op-ed for BDN about homelessness law

Brad Pitman, assistant professor of sociology, wrote an op-ed for the Bangor Daily News examining the implementation of a law requiring police agencies to have homelessness crisis response protocols in Maine. Pitman writes that the new law may be well-intentioned, but might have the unintended consequence of increasing police surveillance of the growing number of […]

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Micinski pens article about Ukrainian refugee protection for Washington Post

Nicholas Micinski, Libra Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Affairs at the University of Maine, wrote an article for the Washington Post about the European Union granting Ukrainian refugees temporary protection in a departure from their response to past migrant crises. Micinski wrote, “The Ukraine crisis shows that the E.U. can and does cooperate […]

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UMaine social work graduate students pen op-ed for BDN

Kessie Silas, Jamie Kane, Andy Bradley and Alli O’Neil, social work graduate students at the University of Maine, wrote an op-ed for the Bangor Daily News arguing that the state of Maine has the power to decrease the number of deaths from overdoses by expanding the Good Samaritan Law, which prevents a person who seeks […]

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BDN featured de Leon op-ed about Indigenous storytelling

The Bangor Daily News published a column co-written by Michelle de Leon, graduate student in ecology and environmental sciences at the University of Maine. De Leon argues that listening to and sharing the stories of Indigenous peoples in Maine can influence change in tribal and nontribal communities.

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Victor’s BDN op-ed calls for ‘a different kind of climate action’

The Bangor Daily News published an op-ed from Erin Victor, a University of Maine doctoral student, titled “The case for a different kind of climate action.” Victor is a member of the Maine chapter of the national Scholars Strategy Network, which brings together scholars across the country to address public challenges and their policy implications.

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Press Herald column highlights Scontras, proposed center named after him

A column published in the Portland Press Herald highlighted Charles Scontras, renowned educator, author and labor historian who taught at the University of Maine for 36 years before passing away last year, and a bill that, if passed into law, would support the creation of a labor education center at the University of Southern Maine […]

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