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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 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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Honors College Hosts Inaugural 1935 Society Tea

On Friday, Oct. 25, 2019, the Honors College and Honors College Board of Advocates hosted the inaugural 1935 Society Tea. The 1935 Society is a special group of Honors supporters who are recognized for their engagement with the Honors community and philanthropic support to the College. The tea was held as a part of the […]

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Honors Alumnus Jim Tierney ’69 Visits UMaine

University of Maine Honors alumnus, James (Jim) Tierney ’69, joined the Honors College and the UMaine Political Science department on campus for a visit on Tuesday, Oct. 2 and Wednesday, Oct. 3! Tierney served in the Maine State Legislature and was Maine’s Attorney General from 1981 to 1990. He is now part of the faculty […]

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Maya Silver recognized with Honors Student Art Award

Emotional Connections could be the name of the Art Exhibit currently on display in the Honors Center Colvin Hall, and it’s certainly what we want you to feel as you peruse the presentation. Our artist, Maya Silver, has told us about her work, “My work deals primarily with figure and form. It explores relationships and […]

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Emily Cain Visits UMaine as 2019-2020 Distinguished Honors Graduate

University of Maine Honors alumna, Emily Cain ’02, joined us on campus on Tuesday, Sept. 24 as the 2019-2020 Distinguished Honors Graduate. Emily ate breakfast with several of our Honors students, stopped by Professor Amy Fried’s Women and Politics class, and met with the Margaret Chase Smith Recipe Collaborative and the UMaine American Association for […]

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