Opinion

Berry advocates for home goods banks in BDN column

In a Bangor Daily News column, Brie Berry, a Ph.D. candidate at Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions at the University of Maine, advocates for donations of quality used furniture and home goods to help those in the community suffering from unexpected life changes such as homelessness, domestic violence or fire.

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Socolow discusses saving the Olympics in Globe column

Michael Socolow, University of Maine associate professor of communication and journalism and director of the Clement and Linda McGillicuddy Humanities Center, has a column published in the Boston Globe titled “How to Save This Summer’s Olympics.” Socolow argues that with rising COVID-19 rates in Japan, the solution to staging the Olympics is removing the in-person audience.

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Forbes column cites UMaine Sustainability Office

A Forbes column aimed at providing a basic understanding of sustainability cited the University of Maine Office of Sustainability’s definition of the word. According to the office’s website, as cited in the column, “Sustainability is not just about renewable energy and energy efficiency … We must strive to achieve a sustainability state of mind that […]

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Socolow discusses NYT ‘op-ed’ page with Salon

Michael Socolow, associate professor of communication and journalism at the University of Maine, spoke with Salon about the New York Times’ op-ed page in a column about the newspaper’s decision to rename op-eds “guest essays” in the opinions section. “For many Times readers (and even employees), the page looks like a unified platform or singularly […]

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