Opinion

Gizmodo quotes Gill in article on new NSF sexual harassment reporting policy

Jacquelyn Gill, an assistant professor of terrestrial paleoecology at the University of Maine, was quoted in a Gizmodo article, “Scientists react to new ruling requiring NSF-funded institutions to report sexual harassment.” The National Science Foundation will require the institutions it funds to report findings of sexual or any other kind of harassment involving a principal […]

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Hillas writes BDN op-ed on Nunes memo

Kenneth Hillas, a retired U.S. diplomat and adjunct professor in the School of Policy and International Affairs at the University of Maine, wrote an opinion piece for the Bangor Daily News titled, “The Nunes memo has serious consequences for national security.” Hillas currently is teaching a course on the U.S. intelligence community and national security.

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System’s local food pledge focus of Press Herald editorial

The University of Maine System’s pledge to offer more local food was the focus of a Portland Press Herald editorial. When the University of Maine System signed a food-service contract in 2016 prioritizing local food, it sent a strong message about supporting Maine agriculture, according to the editorial. The 10-year contract set the goal of […]

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Grad student’s climate change art mentioned in Press Republican column

Jill Pelto, a graduate student in the School of Earth and Climate Sciences at the University of Maine, was mentioned in the opinion piece, “Artists engage the science of climate change,” published in the Press Republican of New York. Earth’s changing climate has brought artists working in all media to express in their own way […]

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Tisher, Borns co-write BDN op-ed on climate change

Sharon Tisher, a lecturer in the University of Maine’s School of Economics and Honors College; and Harold Borns, professor emeritus of the Climate Change Institute and the School of Earth and Climate Sciences at UMaine, wrote an opinion piece for the Bangor Daily News titled, “Climate change under Trump: A perfect storm.” Tisher is a […]

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Sun Journal publishes op-ed by Scontras

The Sun Journal published an opinion piece by Charles Scontras, a historian and research associate at the University of Maine’s Bureau of Labor Education, titled “Maine women have long fought for equal rights, and the fight continues still.”

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LaBouff writes BDN op-ed on diversity in Maine’s classrooms

The Bangor Daily News published the opinion piece, “Valuing diversity in Maine’s classrooms,” by Jordan LaBouff, an associate professor of psychology and honors at the University of Maine. LaBouff 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 […]

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