Sophie Palangas addresses the crowd at the 2020 student-lead "Coronamencement"

Honors-Student Initiated Commencement Featured in National News

On Friday, March 13, University of Maine students banded together to throw their own commencement, as they learned their commencement likely wouldn’t be possible due to the impact of COVID-19. They dubbed the event “Coronamencement” and it was covered in both the New York Times and the Bangor Daily News. The event was initiated by […]

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Clement and Linda McGillicuddy Humanities Center undergraduate fellows in spring–fall 2020 are, from left, Ivy Flessen, Leela Stockley and Bria Lamonica.

2 Honors Students Among Spring 2020 McGillicuddy Fellows

UMaine Honors students Ivy Flessen and Bria Lamonica are two of the 2020 Spring-Fall Clement and Linda McGillicuddy Humanities Center undergraduate fellows. UMaine student Leela Stockley was also awarded a fellowship. Fellows receive $4,000 a semester for two consecutive semesters while they work on their chosen humanities projects and serve as humanities ambassadors to peers, […]

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Photographs from left: Rachel Binder-Hathaway '12H; Jenny Desmond '14H

Two Honors Alumni, Binder-Hathaway ’12 and Desmond ’14, Recognized with 2020 Alumni Achievement Awards

Congratulations to two of our outstanding Honors alumni, Rachel Binder-Hathaway ’12 and Jenny Desmond ’14 for their Alumni Achievement Awards! Binder-Hathaway received the Spirit of Maine Award, recognizing “a young alumnus or alumna who has achieved exceptional professional success in the years since graduation.” Desmond received the Rising Star Award, honoring “recent graduates who have […]

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First-year Honors students Rebecca Collins and Elaine Thomas hold their copies of the book Educated in the Orono Public Library

Associate Dean and Honors Students Lead OPL Discussion on Educated

On the evening of Tuesday, January 28, 2020, Honors College Associate Dean, Melissa Ladenheim, along with two first-year Honors students, Rebecca Collins and Elaine Thomas, led a discussion on Educated by Tara Westover, which was this past year’s Honors Read. The Honors Read is a text chosen each year by a group of Honors students […]

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The Honors Bunch Holiday Card - Happy Holidays from the Honors Bunch

The 2019 Honors Holiday Card

Though the Holiday season has come to a close, our Honors joy and spirit continues on! We wanted to share our “Honors Bunch” holiday card, featuring the Honors College staff. We hope you all had a joyous holiday season and a wonderful 2020 ahead!

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Honors Alum Ben Goodman ’12 Thesis Work Featured in FiveThirtyEight Podcast

Honors Political Science graduate, Ben Goodman ’12, studied four major Democratic Party nominating process reform commissions over the 1970s and 1980s for his thesis. Last summer, FiveThirtyEight found Ben’s thesis online and asked to interview him about it. Through this, Ben ended up contributing to FiveThirtyEight’s “The Primaries Project” podcast series, which launched this morning. The new […]

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Honors Faculty Member Samantha Jones and Students Reagan Harrington and Bri Ballard win 1st place at NCHC

Honors Faculty Member Samantha Jones and Students win 1st place at NCHC

Congratulations to UMaine Art and Honors faculty member, Samantha Jones, and fourth-year Honors students Raegan Harrington and Brianna Ballard, on their first-place poster award at the 2019 National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC) Conference. Their poster, titled “Of Hand and Mind: An Artist’s Tools Applied to Honors,” explored alternatives in experiencing Honors texts through visual art.  Read more […]

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