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Voting closed for no-confidence vote, awaiting results

on May 02, 2012, at 4:50 p.m.
Voting closed at 4 p.m. today for the faculty-wide vote of no confidence in University of Southern Maine President Selma Botman with results set to be announced later tonight. Faculty began casting their ballots yesterday at locations in Portland, Gorham and Lewiston. Ronald Schmidt, a professor of political science and the …
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Results of no-confidence vote expected tonight

on May 02, 2012, at 8:30 a.m.
The results of the faculty-wide vote of no confidence in University of Southern Maine President Selma Botman will continue today, with results expected this evening. The referendum was triggered by a petition signed by 53 senior faculty and given to Botman and the Faculty Senate April 4. Any petition receiving …
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Multicultural students to observe graduation with community celebration

on April 30, 2012, at 10:31 a.m.
Multicultural students graduating from the University of Southern Maine, Southern Maine Community College and the University of New England will have quite a send-off at the 12th annual multicultural student graduation ceremony Tuesday evening. The USM Office of Multicultural Student Affairs is organizing the celebration, which will include food and …
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Hurowitz: Let something (positive) take over your life

on April 30, 2012, at 8:35 a.m.
I’d like to think The Free Press has made me a better writer than to utter overused sentiments, so I won’t call this last production day at The Free Press “bittersweet.” I’ll just say I’m psyched to be taking a break from spending two full days every weekend in front …
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Botman addresses faculty criticism, urges university to move forward

on April 22, 2012, at 2:35 p.m.
University of Southern Maine President Selma Botman reached out in an email to members of the USM community Tuesday, addressing the recent criticism of her from faculty and highlighting a number initiatives the university is undertaking to increase enrollment. Botman wrote that her commitment, her management style and the decisions …
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Botman addresses faculty criticism, urges university to move forward

on April 22, 2012, at 2:35 p.m.
University of Southern Maine President Selma Botman reached out in an email to members of the USM community Tuesday, addressing the recent criticism of her from faculty and highlighting a number initiatives the university is undertaking to increase enrollment. Botman wrote that her commitment, her management style and the decisions …
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Some faculty accuse committee organizing no-confidence vote of bias

on April 15, 2012, at 10:35 p.m.
A faculty vote of no confidence in University of Southern Maine President Selma Botman is tentatively scheduled for the end of this month, but some faculty members have raised concerns over the neutrality of the committee organizing the vote, as well as the process.
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Rift develops as faculty take sides for and against Botman

on April 15, 2012, at 10:19 p.m.
Members of faculty opposing and supporting University of Southern Maine President Selma Botman have released statements outlining their support for or opposition to voting no confidence in the embattled president.
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City of Portland, USM looking to improve annoying intersection near campus

on April 15, 2012, at 9:53 p.m.
Whether on foot or by car, crossing the six-way intersection next to the University of southern Maine Portland campus can be time consuming and hazardous. But the city of Portland and USM would like to change that. The Portland City Council held a public meeting in March to discuss the intersection …
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Anti-abortion display raises hackles on campus

on April 11, 2012, at 11:51 a.m.
A graphic photographic display comparing abortion to genocide is stirring emotions and sparking debates between passersby and activists today at the University of Southern Maine. The Genocide Awareness Project, organized by the Center for Bio-Ethical Reform, is a traveling display that sets up tall signs on college campuses showing graphic images of aborted fetuses.
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Anti-abortion group coming to Portland campus Wednesday and Thursday

on April 10, 2012, at 2:12 p.m.
An anti-abortion group known for displaying graphic images of holocaust victims and aborted fetuses is coming to campus, while a group of University of Southern Maine students are organizing a carnival to distract from the event.
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Chancellor James Page responds to no confidence vote at USM

on April 10, 2012, at 2:08 p.m.
University of Maine System Chancellor James Page weighed in Monday on the turmoil surrounding a faculty vote of no confidence in University of Southern Maine President Selma Botman. “I support President Botman’s efforts to address these challenges, and at the same time I take the concerns raised by the Faculty …
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USM to lower dorm costs, seeks to freeze out-of-state tuition

on April 09, 2012, at 12 a.m.
Residential and out-of-state students at the University of Southern Maine could be getting some relief in their wallets next year.
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TJ Williams elected student body president in uncontested race

on April 08, 2012, at 2:51 p.m.
TJ Williams' 123 votes for student body president were more than enough in an student government election with drastically lower voter turnout previous spring contests and all candidates running unopposed.
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Spending a night with Occupy Maine in Lincoln Park

on Oct. 19, 2011, at 12:05 p.m.
It's been over two weeks since the protest calling itself Occupy Maine appeared in Portland, and the group's encampment continues to grow. What started out as one lonely tent in Monument Square the first night of the protest, has grown to about 40 tents in Lincoln Park in downtown Portland.
 
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