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Honors chair in the thesis reading room, with bookshelves of theses shown behind it.

5 Honors Students Named Drug Policy Research Fellows

Congratulations to Honors students Evie Clement, Elijah Munro-Ludders, William Somes, Sara Todd, and Sabrina Paetow who are among the seven University of Maine students chosen as Drug Policy Research Fellows for the 2020-21 school year! Each student will choose their own issue area and learn how to translate existing research into clear and actionable policy […]

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Voter Registration Op-Ed by Glover and Nixon Published by Bangor Daily News

An op-ed written by Associate Professor of Political Science & Honors Preceptor Rob Glover and UMaine UVote Student Voting Ambassador and Honors student Kyleen Nixon was recently published by The Bangor Daily News for National Voter Registration Day. The piece discusses the importance of grassroots voter registration efforts, especially during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. “With COVID-19 […]

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Feature Friday: Nathanael Batson ’23

The Honors College’s Feature Friday series highlights an Honors student every Friday and shares a little bit about their experiences in Honors and at the University of Maine. This week, our profile is on Nathanael Batson. Nathanael is a second-year music and political science double major from Fairfield, Maine. Nathanael noted his favorite part of […]

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Feature Friday: Dominique DiSpirito ’22

The Honors College’s Feature Friday series highlights an Honors student every Friday and shares a little bit about their experiences in Honors and at the University of Maine. This week, our profile is on Dominique DiSpirito. Dominique is a third-year political science major with minors in legal studies and ecology & environmental sciences. She is […]

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A photo of the two Killam fellows. Left: Abigail Muscat, Right: Sarah Marcotte

Marcotte, Muscat awarded Killam Fellowships to study in Canada

Congratulations to Honors students Sarah Marcotte (right) and Abigail Muscat (left) for receiving Killam Fellowships to study in Canada during the Spring 2021 semester! Sarah is a third-year biology major who will be studying at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia; while Abigail is a third-year marine sciences major who will be studying at the […]

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Feature Friday: Avery Gosselin ’23

The Honors College’s Feature Friday series highlights an Honors student every Friday and shares a little bit about their experiences in Honors and at the University of Maine. This week, our profile is on Avery Gosselin. Avery is a second-year Computer Science major from Burnham, Maine. His favorite thing about Honors so far is “HON […]

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Honors Preceptor Rob Glover Awarded Voting Advocacy Grant; Seeking Student Voting Ambassadors

Congratulations to Professor Rob Glover, Associate Professor in the University of Maine Political Science Department and preceptor in the Honors College! Professor Glover is the recipient (with Coordinator for Leadership Development, Jenny Desmond) of an approximately $20,000 grant from the non-partisan student voting advocacy organization Ask Every Student. Half of the value of the grant […]

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Feature Friday: Katie Tims ’21

Our new social media series, “Feature Friday,” will highlight an Honors student every Friday and share a little bit about their experiences in Honors and at the University of Maine. Our first feature is on Katie Tims! Katie is a senior Biology major with a concentration in Pre-Medical Studies and minor in Sustainable Food Systems. […]

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Time Magazine Cover Illustration by Jill Pelto, July 20 2020

Artwork by Jill Pelto ’15H Featured as Time Magazine Cover

Jill Pelto, a 2015 Honors graduate, recently had her artwork featured on the cover of TIME magazine for their July 20, 2020 issue, titled “One Last Chance.” Jill, who studied Studio Art and Earth & Climate Sciences, weaves climate change data into her art. TIME also published an article about Jill and her recent accomplishments […]

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Honors Summer Media List

Honors Staff Summer Media Recommendation List

As multiple members of the Honors staff approach a summer break off-contract during July, we wanted to share with you an Honors staff-recommended summer media list. These are the things we have been reading, watching, and listening to…and we thought you might like them too! Read Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser, recommended by Kim […]

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