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Island ventures

Living on an island can be like living in your parents’ basement.
USM show uncovers Peaks
By NICHOLAS SCHROEDER  |  March 26, 2010

Promoting human rights at home

“We have a holier-than-thou” attitude in the United States about human-rights violations abroad, said Bart Carhart, a student organizer of the new Amnesty International chapter at the University of Southern Maine.
The enemy within
By LANCE TAPLEY  |  April 02, 2008

No protests for second showing of inmate’s paintings

Members of the Portland Victory Garden Project say the  police protests that caused the University of Southern Maine to close “Can’t Jail the Spirit: Art by Political Prisoner Tom Manning and Others”  have backfired by spreading the show’s ideas.
Censored art
By RICK WORMWOOD  |  October 18, 2006

Prisoners of politics

The giant sucking sound that all of Southern Maine heard coming from Forest Avenue last week was not some accidental draining of a huge milk tank at Oakhurst Dairy, but the integrity and independence of Maine’s largest public university going down the to
After organizing an exhibit to spark debate, USM closes it when the talk gets too tough
By RICK WORMWOOD  |  September 14, 2006