As we celebrate the bounty of Thanksgiving, hunger among seniors is on the rise

This article, by Mary Gatta an associate professor of sociology at CUNY-Gattman and SSN New Jersey chapter member, was originally published in the Bangor Daily News on November 19, 2018. By Mary Gatta, Special to the BDN • November 19, 2018 11:04 am As we approach Thanksgiving and the winter holiday season, some people often joke that […]

Improve the economy through improved education

This article, by Flynn Ross of the University of Southern Maine, was originally published in the Bangor Daily News on November 20, 2018. By Flynn Ross, Special to the BDN November 20, 2018 7:21 am If poor students in Maine were able to achieve the same academic success as their economically secure peers, the state’s […]

Maine’s made progress on domestic violence, but the job isn’t done

This article, by Jenny Wriggins of the University of Maine School of Law, was originally posted in the Bangor Daily News on November 6, 2018. By Jennifer Wriggins, Special to the BDN • November 6, 2018 6:00 am If you go to almost any state court in the U.S. on any given day, you’ll likely see judges […]

We can prevent runaway climate change — if we follow scientific evidence

This article by Amanda Bertana, SSN Maine Chapter post-doc, was originally published in the Bangor Daily News on October 23, 2018. By Amanda Bertana, Special to the BDN • October 23, 2018 9:33 am Climate change is not a debate for the lobsters that are migrating further away from the coast in search of cooler […]

Home care referendum a necessity for Maine

This article, by Sandra Butler of the University of Maine and Luisa S. Deprez of the University of Southern Maine, was originally published in the Bangor Daily News Opinion Section on October 9, 2018. Maine is the oldest state in the country: 267,181 people — 20 percent of the population — is over age 65. Over the next […]

A century of ranked-choice voting in Australia offers lessons for Maine

This article, by Dr. Ben Reilly of Murdoch University in Western Australia, was originally posted in the Bangor Daily News Opinion Section on August 28, 2018. **Dr. Ben Reilly will be giving a public lecture at the Bangor Public Library on September 4 at 5:30PM. Please join us for a reception with refreshments before the […]

‘From away’ should be celebrated, not scorned

This article by Jordan LaBouff of the University of Maine was originally published in the Bangor Daily News on July 31, 2018. Seven years ago, I moved from Texas to Maine to build a career and life in Bangor. Although I knew very little of the state when I accepted the job at the University […]