Opinion

Barkan co-writes BDN op-ed

The Bangor Daily News published the opinion piece “More guns won’t make our universities and colleges any safer,” by Steven Barkan and alumnus Michael Rocque. Barkan is a sociology professor at the University of Maine and author of “Criminology: A Sociological Understanding.” Rocque is an assistant professor of sociology at Bates College. They are both […]

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Huffington Post publishes International Family Day opinion piece by Blackstone

Amy Blackstone, a sociology professor at the University of Maine, wrote an opinion piece for the Huffington Post titled, “Recognizing childfree families on International Family Day.” Blackstone conducts research on the decision not to become a parent. She and her husband maintain the blog, “We’re {not} having a baby! childfree adventures in a child-centric world.”

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BDN publishes op-ed by Butler

The Bangor Daily News published the opinion piece, “Lessons from France: Universal care works and is not politically divisive,” by Sandra Butler, a professor of social work at the University of Maine. Butler 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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BDN publishes grad student’s op-ed on ransomware

Lucas Ashbaugh, a graduate student in the University of Maine School of Policy and International Affairs, wrote an opinion piece for the Bangor Daily News titled, “WannaCry attack a wakeup call to the danger of cyberaggression.” Ashbaugh is pursuing a master’s degree in international security.

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Tisher, Borns co-write BDN op-ed

The Bangor Daily News published the opinion piece, “Trump’s fight against environmental protection is a threat to Maine’s economy and health,” by Sharon Tisher and Harold Borns. Tisher is a lecturer in the University of Maine School of Economics and Honors College. Borns is a glacial and ice age geologist, UMaine professor emeritus of the […]

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Huffington Post publishes opinion piece by Blackstone

Amy Blackstone, a sociology professor at the University of Maine, wrote an opinion piece for the Huffington Post titled, “There is no maternal instinct.” Blackstone conducts research on the decision not to become parents. She and her husband maintain the blog, “We’re {not} having a baby! childfree adventures in a child-centric world.” Blackstone also was […]

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BDN publishes op-ed by LaBouff, grad student

The Bangor Daily News published the opinion piece, “In absence of diversity, stereotypes take hold in Maine,” by Jordan LaBouff, an assistant professor of psychology and honors at the University of Maine, and Andrew Tomer, a graduate student in psychology at UMaine.

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BDN publishes op-ed by social work grad student

Arthur Barry Adoff, a graduate student in the University of Maine School of Social Work, wrote an opinion piece for the Bangor Daily News titled, “Good health is good for the economy. It’s time for Maine to expand Medicaid.” Jesse Call, Harry Ward and Lu Ruyi, fellow graduate students in the UMaine School of Social […]

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Kaye writes BDN op-ed on social isolation among seniors

Lenard Kaye, director of the University of Maine Center on Aging and professor in the UMaine School of Social Work, wrote an opinion piece for the Bangor Daily News titled, “Fighting the scourge of the social isolation of seniors.” Kaye is a member of the Maine chapter of the national Scholars Strategy Network, which brings […]

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