Stories about University of Southern Maine

University of Southern Maine student Meaghan LaSala (left) stands next to another supporter holding a sign on Wednesday at a news conference at the school's Portland campus, where students and faculty members protested layoffs there.

What’s at the root of the dispute between USM faculty and administration?

By Seth Koenig on Jan. 16, 2015, at 7:48 p.m.
Daniel Bahun, a second-year student at the University of Southern Maine who is majoring in French, said he was standing outside Sullivan Gym as hundreds entered the building to attend a board of trustees meeting to "fight for the French program and my education here." The board voted to cut undergraduate French and graduate applied medical sciences.

Trustees cut French and applied medical sciences at USM

By Nell Gluckman on Oct. 24, 2014, at 6:55 p.m.
David Flanagan

USM trustees back cuts as 24 targeted faculty members agree to retire

By Nell Gluckman on Oct. 22, 2014, at 12:43 p.m.
David Flanagan has being named the interim president at the University of Southern Maine in Portland.

USM president announces team to help him cut more than $12.5 million from budget

By Nell Gluckman on Aug. 20, 2014, at 6:35 p.m.

Emory eliminates Southern Maine baseball team in NCAA Div. III Championship

on May 26, 2014, at 7:33 p.m.
Students for #USMFuture organizer Jules Purnell tells audience about Purnell's work as a member of the group's legislative committee and the student-drafted bill that was sponsored by state Rep. Ben Chipman of Portland.

‘We are rallying for statewide solidarity’: USM protesters broaden focus

By Sam Hill, Special to the BDN on March 28, 2014, at 5:35 p.m.
University of Southern Maine President Theo Kalikow talks to people in the Shepard Lee Community Hall before Friday afternoon's meeting of the school's Faculty Senate.

USM president proposes cutting four programs, 20-30 faculty positions

By Seth Koenig on March 14, 2014, at 4:31 p.m.

University of Maine System ‘rainy day’ money well short of $177 million, most already assigned to campus projects, officials say

By Nick McCrea on April 27, 2013, at 6:41 p.m.
Charles Colgan

No jobs progress in Maine after 4 years; don’t count on 2013, economist says

By Whit Richardson on Jan. 08, 2013, at 3:41 p.m.

USM School of Business makes best-of list

By Whit Richardson on Oct. 22, 2012, at 7:27 p.m.
Rear Adm. William Leigher, an Appleton native and University of Southern Maine graduate, discusses the future of the Navy during a interview Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012, at his hotel in South Portland. Leigher returned to Maine as part of the Navy's 50-city outreach tour.

Rear admiral talks about Navy’s future, how BIW, USM, Maine fit in

By Seth Koenig on Sept. 26, 2012, at 5:39 p.m.
Prospective students and their parents tour the campus of Bowdoin College in Brunswick in March 2009.

7 Maine colleges listed among best in the region by The Princeton Review

By Alex Barber on Aug. 21, 2012, at 7:27 p.m.
Zachary Chopchinski, vice president of the University of Southern Maine Chemistry Club, waits for the boom as he lights a balloon filled with oxygen and hydrogen during a science show for children in Portland's Deering Oaks Park on Thursday, July 26, 2012.

USM student chemists: ‘The bigger the boom, the more fun we have’

By Seth Koenig on July 26, 2012, at 4:28 p.m.
Portland Police officers gather outside a brick apartment building at 105/107 India Street Wednesday morning, July 11, after an overnight shooting left one dead. The sidewalk had what appeared to be blood drops covering several yards up toward the corner of India and Congress Street.

Criminologist warns against racial stereotyping after Portland shooting

By Seth Koenig on July 12, 2012, at 6:36 p.m.

Spanish piece of eight found at dig near Hamilton House in South Berwick

By Oliver Jenkins, Foster's Daily Democrat on July 11, 2012, at 5:54 a.m.
Theo Kalikow speaks with the press in Portland on Tuesday, July 10, 2012, her first day as the new president of the University of Southern Maine.

New USM president aims to mend relations with faculty

By Seth Koenig on July 10, 2012, at 7:56 p.m.
Selma Botman

Trustees to consider University of Southern Maine president’s new post, plan for Orono campus

By Nick McCrea on July 08, 2012, at 4:05 p.m.
University of Southern Maine President Selma Botman fields questions from reporters Thursday afternoon, July 5, 2012, after announcing she would be leaving the USM post and taking a job in the University of Maine System chancellor's office.

USM president resigns for system office job after spring ‘no-confidence’ vote by faculty

By Seth Koenig on July 05, 2012, at 1:29 p.m.
University of Southern Maine President Selma Botman, who was the focus of a controversial facultywide “no-confidence” vote this spring, is leaving the school to take a post at the University of Maine System chancellor’s office.
University of Southern Maine Associate Professor of molecular and microbiology Monroe Duboise is leading a team of graduate students who are developing a new approach to preventing malaria using bacteriophages.

USM team hopes to genetically modify viruses to battle malaria parasites

By Seth Koenig on July 02, 2012, at 5:46 p.m.
University of Southern Maine biology Prof. Lisa Moore holds a culture of prochlorococcus, the most abundant photosynthetic bacteria in the world's oceans, at her Portland lab Thursday, June 14, 2012. Moore is taking part in a $13 million National Science Foundation project to develop an evolutionary "Tree of Life."

University of Southern Maine professor to work on $13M evolutionary mapping project

By Seth Koenig on June 14, 2012, at 6:51 p.m.