Opinion

BDN editorial mentions Climate Change Institute report

A Bangor Daily News editorial titled “Maine can change the debate on climate change” mentioned a report from the Climate Change Institute at the University of Maine. The report by Sean Birkel and Paul Mayewski analyzed historical climate trends and potential impacts of climate change on coastal Maine, especially the agriculture and fishing industries. The […]

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Ms. Magazine publishes opinion piece co-written by Blackstone

Ms. Magazine published an opinion piece written by Amy Blackstone, a professor of sociology at the University of Maine and author of the forthcoming book “Childfree by Choice;” and Maxine Trump, filmmaker and director of the film “To Kid or Not To Kid.” The piece was titled, “What Choice Means to Childfree Women.” An upcoming […]

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Vekasi quoted in BDN editorial on foreign aid, immigration

Kristin Vekasi, an assistant professor of political science and international affairs at the University of Maine, was quoted in the Bangor Daily News editorial, “Taking away foreign aid won’t stop immigration.” A key goal of foreign aid is to improve economic conditions in the countries that receive that aid, according to Vekasi. “It defies logic […]

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BDN publishes op-ed by journalism, political science student

Elizabeth Theriault, a third-year journalism and political science student at the University of Maine, wrote an opinion piece for the Bangor Daily News titled, “Proposed campus sexual misconduct rules fail victims.” Theriault is the communications intern for the Maine chapter of the national Scholars Strategy Network, which brings together scholars across the country to address […]

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BDN publishes op-ed by Howard

The Bangor Daily News published an opinion piece by Michael Howard, a professor of philosophy at the University of Maine, titled, “We have two years to avoid climate disaster. A carbon fee and dividend will help.” Howard is a member of the Maine chapter of the national Scholars Strategy Network, which brings together scholars across […]

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BDN publishes op-ed by Hillas on President George H.W. Bush

The Bangor Daily News published an opinion piece by Kenneth Hillas, an adjunct professor of global politics and U.S. foreign policy at the University of Maine School of Policy and International Affairs. The piece is titled, “No president is perfect on foreign policy, but George H. W. Bush earned high marks.”

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BDN publishes op-ed on Paris Agreement by graduate research fellow

Anna McGinn, a National Science Foundation graduate research fellow at the University of Maine, wrote an opinion piece for the Bangor Daily News titled, “The US is still in the Paris Agreement.” McGinn is the graduate fellow for the Maine chapter of the national Scholars Strategy Network, which brings together scholars across the country to […]

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Washington Post publishes op-ed by Socolow on ‘War of the Worlds’ broadcast

The Washington Post published an opinion piece co-written by Michael Socolow, an associate professor of communication and journalism at the University of Maine, about Orson Welles’ “War of the Worlds” broadcast. The piece, titled “Unraveling the myth of ‘War of the Worlds,’” challenged long-held conceptions that the broadcast caused mass panic and hysteria, arguing that […]

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