Archive for February 12th, 2009
Instead of demonizing Michael Phelps from smoking marijuana, maybe we should rethink our “paranoid delusions” about pot.
Androscoggin pot operation Public Safety received a report of suspected marijuana use from the Androscoggin Hall Resident Life staff at 12:04 a.m. on Feb. 3. A female resident assistant confronted one of the male residents of the suspected room, and after a brief discussion, he shut the door.
Outsourcing services may become a reality as the University of Maine System seeks to save money. One service that may be affected is the University Bookstore, if it becomes privatized, as suggested in Chancellor Richard Pattenaude’s financial sustainability plan.
University Research was a focal point at UMS Chancellor Richard Pattenaude’s speech Monday, with concerns raised that the proposed plan would take away from research.
Pattenaude promised these feelings of alarm would not go unnoticed.
“I accept the point that this document is not adequately robust about research and graduate students and it is being made very clear – I will take that message back particularly, and I know Sue will take it back to the Chief Academic Officers and make sure that that is not lost,” Pattenaude said.
Curt Smith was one of the best players ever to suit up in a University of Maine baseball uniform. The Willemstad, Curacao native was a four-year standout for the Black Bears, garnering several awards including the 2008 America East Player of the Year.
Now that Smith is in the St.
Maine ranks fourth among the seven worst states to start a small business, according to US News, which determined the ranking based on the Small Business Survival Index produced by the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council and the 2008 State New Economy Index. Maine ranks second to Vermont in number of New England small businesses, according to Jim McConnon, a University of Maine economics professor. The number of Maine’s small businesses, however, is declining.
Their gray carts and yellow trash-bag holders are tucked away in locked closets or unfrequented nooks all over campus. Each cart serves as an expression of the person using it or the building where it resides.
Brooms with frayed bristles, discolored dusters, disinfectants, hand sanitizer, safety glasses, rubber gloves, toilet paper and spray bottles make up the smorgasbord of supplies and instruments that are the toolbox of the custodian.
Questions about tuition hikes, furlough days and the centralization of Information Technologies services were fired at University of Maine System Chancellor Richard Pattenaude on Monday Feb. 9. The chancellor promised the town forum discussion was “the first of many conversations.
University of Maine System Chancellor Richard Pattenaude and all the system union presidents have agreed to withdraw proposals for furlough days, according to an e-mail sent to union members.