Social Impact

Tessa Solomon '23
February 16, 2021

The Difference Between Understand and Understanding

Tessa Solomon is a political science major with minors in business and leadership who participated in the Olympia Snowe Women’s Leadership Institute. She wrote this essay in the summer of 2020 and has since been asked to present it orally at several online events pertaining to racial equity and social justice. I CAN ONLY SPEAK…

Photo depicting police waring riot gear at a rally with sparks flying
February 16, 2021

A Life in Pictures

Sheriff deputies maintain a police blockade as firecrackers thrown by a protester explode behind them during a protest against the Minneapolis police killing of George Floyd during the coronavirus pandemic on May 30, 2020 in Santa Ana, California. GINA FERAZZI frantically loads her Ford Fusion for a 300-mile drive north from her home in Riverside,…

January 15, 2021

Meet Our 2021 Alumni Achievement Award Winners

A federal judge, medical researcher, and journalist are among the 2021 Alumni Award recipients who will be recognized during an awards celebration in late April.  The Hon. George Singal ’67 was selected to receive the Alumni Career Award, the Alumni Association’s highest honor. Singal has had a long, distinguished career in law.  Singal arrived in…

January 14, 2021

Alumni Association Announces Civil Rights Speaker Series

This fall, the Alumni Association will launch the Robert Talbot Civil Rights Speaker Series as part of a campus and community collaboration with the Greater Bangor Area Branch of the NAACP.    The Robert Talbot Civil Rights Speaker Series is intended to “promote dialogue and engagement that advances the political, social, educational, and economic equality of…

December 11, 2020

Wreaths Across America Decorates Veteran Graves at Arlington National Cemetery

Wreaths Across America will again decorate the graves of veterans at Arlington National Cemetery and other military and civilian cemeteries. Although in-person ceremonies won’t take place this year because of the pandemic, the group has planned virtual events. Each year the group places wreaths at more than 2,200 locations across the U.S. This year, December…

November 12, 2020

Twenty-Five Alumni Elected and Re-Elected to Maine Legislature

A total of twenty-five UMaine alumni were elected or re-elected to the Maine House of Representatives and Maine Senate on election day. Eight state senators and seventeen state representatives will be part of the next legislative session when it convenes on December 2. We congratulate them and wish them success as they work on behalf…

November 12, 2020

UMaine Honors Veterans with Week of In-Person, Virtual Events

The university hosted a series of activities honoring veterans last week. Veterans week began with a flag ceremony in front of Fogler Library and included sessions addressing a range of veterans’ issues, a lunch, and an art exhibition. Activities were coordinated by the UMaine Office of Veterans Education and Transition Services (VETS) and UMaine Veterans…

October 22, 2020

“UMaine UVote” Initiative Encourages Students to Vote

The University of Maine’s “UMaine UVote” education and outreach initiative has been working to encourage students to vote. The Division of Student Life coordinates the program. Because many college students are first-time voters, UMaine held a campus-wide voter registration drive in September. A web page is dedicated to information, whether students want to register to…