Tag Archives: University of Southern Maine

USMFuture member Philip Shelley reacts to Flanagan hiring

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  Note: This is not a formal statement by the USMFuture group, it is merely a candid reaction by USMFuture member Philip Shelley to the hiring of David Flanagan as USM’s interim President. Unfortunately the comments have been chopped and skewed by at least one major Maine media outlet. So I wanted to give Mr. […]

#USMFuture raises more than $2,800 in first day of #NoMoreNice campaign

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On Wednesday morning members and supporters of the #USMFuture group held a rally on the University of Southern Maine campus in Portland to help spread awareness for their #NoMoreNice campaign. #NoMoreNice, which was announced via this blog last week, is a fundraising effort to pay for things like an audit of the university; an investigation into […]

#USMFuture group announces #NoMoreNice campaign- “we’re lawyering up”

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The #USMFuture group has released an exclusive statement to ‘Fighting the Tides’ announcing several new developments in their mission to stop what they call “draconian measures” taken by University of Southern Maine president Theo Kalikow’s administration. The student led group has launched a crowd funding campaign with the goal of $10,000 to help cover costs for things like […]

In wake of personal tragedy, USM women’s lacrosse coach finds inspiration through player’s fight for life

Lauren Reid stands with her longtime boyfriend, Brendan Conway, after a big win in 2013. Conway passed away unexpectedly in the fall of 2014 at the age of 34.

Back in the Spring of 2008, Lauren Reid returned home to Portland to figure out what to do with her life. Reid, a former all-American lacrosse player (and fellow 2002 graduate of mine) for the Deering High School Rams, had recently graduated from UMass where she had been a standout player for the women’s Division […]