Tag Archives: Maine

Think globally, act locally: Mainers are changing the world

This article, by Amanda bertana of the University of Maine, was originally published on the Bangor Daily News opinion page on June 4, 2019. By Amanda Bertana, Opinion guest column • June 4, 2019 7:03 am It is safe to assume that the majority of us have encountered the catch-phrase, “Think Globally, Act Locally,” most likely on […]

Integrating immigrants into Maine’s workforce benefits us all

This article, by Jordan LaBouff of the University of Maine, was originally published on the Bangor Daily News opinion page on May 21, 2019. By Jordan LaBouff, Opinion guest contributor • May 21, 2019 6:58 am Updated: May 21, 2019 3:26 pm While some Maine industries continue to struggle to fill their open jobs, others are thriving by actively recruiting […]

Now is the time to act on climate change

This article, by Linda Beck of the University of Maine Farmington, was originally published in the Bangor Daily News on January 29, 2019. By Linda Beck, Special to the BDN • January 29, 2019 6:00 am Updated: January 29, 2019 8:00 am On Jan. 19, Maine’s Environmental Priorities Coalition rolled out its legislative priorities for the 2019 session, including nine […]

Maine lawmakers must again consider student debt relief

This article, by Laura Cyr of Kennebec Valley Council of Governments and the University of Southern Maine, was originally published on January 15, 2018 in the Bangor Daily News. By Laura Cyr, Special to the BDN • January 15, 2019 11:23 am Maine’s legislative committees will begin meetings with more than 2,000 bills to review. […]

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 […]

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 […]