Opinion

Letter Notes UMaine Wind Power Research

A letter to the editor in New Hampshire’s Hampton Union newspaper about the topic of nuclear power plants mentioned UMaine’s research into the potential for deepwater offshore wind energy. The letter argued that wind turbines in the Gulf of Maine might make unnecessary the restart of a nuclear reactor in New Hampshire. UMaine’s AEWC Advanced […]

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Stephen King in Halloween Editorial

Horror writer and UMaine alumnus Stephen King and his wife Tabitha King, also a writer and a UMaine graduate, were mentioned in a BDN editorial about Halloween. The editorial noted that the Kings give generously to libraries around the state, recreation groups and education efforts, notably to UMaine. The editorial made the link between the […]

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Maine Campus Noted in Press Herald Op-Ed

UMaine student Michael Shepherd, the editor of UMaine’s Maine Campus newspaper, was mentioned in a Portland Press Herald op-ed by Anthony Ronzio, the past president of the Maine Press Association and the editor and publisher of the Kennebec Journal and Central Maine Morning Sentinel. Ronzio wrote that Shepherd represents the future of Maine journalism as […]

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Fried Column on Integrity of Law

Amy Fried’s biweekly Bangor Daily News column examines equal enforcement of the law in the wake of the recent controversy over college students voting in Maine. Fried argues that laws should not be enforced selectively, as she believes they were in this case. Contact: Jessica Bloch, 207-581-3777

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Historian in Column About Life Along Border

UMaine Libra Professor of History Scott See was mentioned in a Bangor Daily News column by Kathryn Olmstead, a former UMaine associate dean and associate professor of journalism. Olmstead wrote about two Maine Humanities Council talks that asked participants to explore their views of the Maine-Canada border as a concept and a reality. Olmstead noted […]

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Fried BDN Column on Student Voting

In her biweekly Bangor Daily News opinion column, UMaine political scientist Amy Fried commented on the issue of whether students should be voting in their college town or in their hometown. She argued students should vote where they live, which is a constitutional right supported by the U.S. Census and Supreme Court cases. Contact: Jessica […]

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Honors College Preceptor Column on Website

Justin Martin, the UMaine College of Liberal Arts and Sciences-Honors College preceptor of journalism, has a column on the Inside Higher Ed website about how college life is more like real life than we believe. Martin argues students’ college years can be liberating and exciting, but students also experience “a myriad of deadlines, limited self-efficacy […]

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