The Maine Campus
The Maine Campus is a weekly newspaper produced by the students of the University of Maine in the United States. It covers university and Town of Orono events, and has four sections, Opinion, Culture and it serves the 20,000 students and staff of the university. Founded in 1875, it is one of the oldest surviving papers in Maine, only The Bowdoin Orient, founded in 1871, The Bates Student, founded in 1873, and the Sun Journal, founded in 1847, are older. Approximately 2,500 copies of the Campus are printed every issue, in recent years, the Campus published a 20-page full color edition on Mondays and a 16-page spot color edition on Thursdays. Now, with the new format, the papers length varies. In addition to the new size, the paper is printed in every issue now and, depending on its length. The Campus has been online since the late 1990s, on April Fools Day the Campus runs a satirical edition named The Maine Crapus. The Maine Campus has existed since 1875, and has at times been a weekly and semiweekly paper.
The Crucible was the first student newspaper at the University of Maine, established in 1873, the Reporter became The Cadet, which was published monthly from 1855-1899. It continued as The Campus, until changing its name to The Maine Campus on June 1,1904, by the time it became The Maine Campus, it was publishing semimonthly, and by 1912 it was published weekly. It became The Daily Maine Campus in 1979 under editor Dan Warren and it remained a daily newspaper, peaking at 5,000 circulation through the 1980s, under editors Tammy Eaves, Steve McGrath, Stephen Olver and Ernie Clark. In 1990 it changed from a newspaper to a thrice-weekly newspaper. The Campus is a student organization, meaning it is an independent company that receives money directly from the school and is not under the purview of student government. However, the paper has, on occasions, required financial assistance. The Campus is partially funded through the communications fee, and partially through ad sales, the paper is editorially independent of the university.
The newspaper is run by the editor in chief and the business manager, the editor in chief makes all content decisions and is the public face of the newspaper, while the business manager has final say on business decisions. The paper has a composed of the editor in chief, news editor, Web editor, sports editor, production manager, style editor, photography editor, opinion editor. Unlike many other newspapers, the Campus does not have any non-student employees
UMass Lowell River Hawks men's basketball
The UMass Lowell River Hawks mens basketball team represents the University of Massachusetts Lowell in Lowell, United States. Beginning in the 2013–14 season, the River Hawks made the jump to NCAA Division I, as part of their transition from Division II to Division I, they will not be eligible for postseason play until the 2017-2018 season. The team is coached by Pat Duquette, who is in his second season, the River Hawks currently play most of their home games at the Costello Athletic Center, but will move to the Tsongas Center once their four-year transition into Division I is complete. In 1988, UMass Lowell was the NCAA Division II national champions, the River Hawks have appeared in the NCAA Division II Tournament ten times, making that tournaments Elite Eight three times. They were Division II national champions in 1988, don Doucette, coach of 1988 National Champions Pat Duquette, current coach Leo Parent, two-time All-American Stan Van Gundy, coach from 1988-1992 Official website
The Jackson Laboratory is an independent, nonprofit biomedical research institution dedicated to contributing to a future of better health care based on the unique genetic makeup of each individual. The institution is a National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center and has NIH centers of excellence in aging, the National Institute on Aging provides $25 million to develop new treatments, future therapies based on precision modeling. The National Institutes of Health funds phase 2 of the Knockout Mouse Production, a charitable contribution of $8,410,000 from the Harold Alfond® Foundation will support The Jackson Laboratory’s efforts to enhance cancer diagnostics and treatment in Maine. The Jackson Laboratory was founded in 1929 in Bar Harbor, Maine, by former University of Maine, little under the name Roscoe B. Jackson Memorial Laboratory. Established that cancer is a disorder, a novel concept before the Laboratory’s founding in 1929. Dr. Leroy Stevens first described cells that can develop into different tissues – today known as stem cells, dr.
Elizabeth Russell performed the first bone marrow transplants in a mammal, leading to new treatments for blood and immunological diseases. Dr. George Snell won the Nobel Prize in 1980 for providing an understanding of the immune system’s major histocompatibility complex. Is pioneering the use of cancer avatars – mice with implanted human tumors – to test targeted therapies for cancer patients. Recent research has provided insight into cancer cells and treatments for leukemia, progress with type 1 diabetes and lupus. The Jackson Laboratory Cancer Center first received its National Cancer Institute designation in 1983 in recognition of the cancer research conducted there. The JAXCC is one of seven NCI-designated Cancer Centers with a focus on basic research, on May 10,1989, a flash fire destroyed the Morrell Park mouse production facility. The fire raged for five hours, requiring over 100 firefighters from 15 companies, four workers of the Colwell Construction Company who were installing fiberglass wallboard in the room where the fire broke out were injured, one with burns over 15 percent of his body.
While none of the strains were lost,300,000 production mice died, resulting in a national shortage of laboratory mice. This was the fire to severely affect the laboratory, the 1947 fire that burned most of the island destroyed most of the laboratory. Worldwide donations of funds and mice allowed the lab to resume operations in 1948, hosts the Mouse Genome Informatics database, the world’s source for information on mouse genetics and biology. Distributes more than 3 million JAX® mice annually to more than 20,000 investigators in at least 50 countries for research, offers more than 7,000 genetically defined strains of JAX® mice to the international research community. Provides animal husbandry, reproductive science and in drug efficacy services in a wide range of therapeutic areas for biomedical researchers. Conducts over 100 educational seminars and webinars yearly to educate and enable external biomedical researchers, nearly 700 students and physicians attend Laboratory courses and workshops annually
UMBC Retrievers men's basketball
UMBC has made one Division I postseason appearance in the NCAA tournament in 2008, in which it qualified by winning the America East Conference Tournament. The Retrievers have appeared in the NCAA Division I Tournament one time, the Retrievers have appeared in the NCAA Division II Tournament two times. The Retrievers have appeared in one CollegeInsider. com Postseason Tournament
Vermont Catamounts men's basketball
The Vermont Catamounts Basketball team is the basketball team that represents the University of Vermont in Burlington, Vermont. The schools team competes in the America East Conference and plays its home games at Patrick Gym. The team has reached the NCAA Division I Mens Basketball Tournament six times, in 2003,2004,2005,2010,2012, UVM famously upset Syracuse University in the first round of the 2005 tournament. The Catamounts are coached by John Becker. America East Coach of the Year Tom Brennan –1991,1998,2002 Mike Lonergan –2007,2011 John Becker –2014,2017 America East Player of the Year Matt Johnson –1991 Kevin Roberson –1992 T. J. J. J. J. J. Sorrentine – Mike Evelti – Hall of Fame The Catamounts have appeared in the NCAA Division I Tournament six times, the Catamounts have appeared in the National Invitation Tournament three times. The Catamounts have appeared in the College Basketball Invitational four times, the Catamounts receive regular television and radio coverage throughout the year.
All home conference games are broadcast on ESPN3, while radio broadcasts can be heard on WCPV, three television stations - WCAX-TV, WFFF-TV, and WPTZ - provide local coverage, while the The Burlington Free Press provides extensive reporting of Vermont basketball, as well
Binghamton Bearcats men's basketball
The Binghamton Bearcats mens basketball team represents Binghamton University and is located in Vestal, New York. The team currently competes in the America East Conference and plays its games at the Binghamton University Events Center. Since becoming an NCAA Division I basketball program in 2001, the team has played in one NCAA Division I Mens Basketball Tournament in 2009. Since the schools founding in 1946 until 1998 the Bearcats, originally known as the Colonials, from 1998 to 2001 the school was able to elevate its status as a Division II program and since has competed in the America East Conference at the Division I level. Prior to this, no school had elevated divisions faster than Binghamton, since moving to Division I in 2001 the Binghamton basketball team has seen rewarding successes and great disappointments. Perhaps the programs biggest non-conference win was against ACC member, University of Miami in the winter of 2006, the Bearcats have had wins against both Rutgers University and Tulane.
Following an unsuccessful 2007 season head coach Al Walker, the only coach Binghamton had held in their Division I history, was forced to step down, Kevin Broadus, an assistant coach for Georgetown University was signed to fill Walkers position for the 2008 season. In his second season as coach, Broadus took the Bearcats to their first regular season conference title in school history. Binghamton subsequently defeated UMBC 61–51 in the America East Tournament Championship Game to make their debut in the 2009 NCAA Tournament as a 15th seed, Binghamton would lose to second-seeded Duke in the first round that year. Following the March Madness loss a series of incidents began to both local and regional headlines regarding academic and ethical violations by both players and coaches of the team. By the start of the 2009–10 campaign six players had been kicked off the team from problems stemming back to the 2008–09 season and head coach Kevin Broadus was suspended. Despite these handicaps, the 09-10 team led by head coach Mark Macon managed to finish 5th in conference play with a.500 record.
Towards the end of the season the SUNY system produced an audit outlining the failures of the previous administration in running the basketball team. Due to these failures Binghamton withdrew itself from the 2010 America East Mens Basketball Tournament, since then, Binghamton has been barely competitive. The Bearcats have only won 39 games since 2009, and only 23 in America East play, Binghamton has been to the tournament one time. Binghamtons all-time record is 616–819 since 1946, heading into the 2010–2011, as a Division I team the schools record stands at 128–137. As a Division II team the Bearcats went 41–40
Cross Insurance Center
Cross Insurance Center is a 5, 800-seat multi-purpose arena in Bangor, United States. The arena holds up to 8,500 people for concerts and it was built at an estimated cost of $65 million. Part of the citys Bass Park complex, it is located across from Hollywood Casino Bangor, the Bangor Auditorium was a 5, 948-seat multipurpose arena located in downtown Bangor. It became an icon by hosting the Maine Principals Association basketball tournament each February. Beginning sometime in the late 2000s, the city began discussing replacing the arena, in May 2011, the city held a public referendum in which voters supported building new facilities to replace the Auditorium and Civic Center by a margin of 3 to 1. Demolition began at the Bangor Auditorium and Civic Center on June 3,2013, the facility is managed by Global Spectrum, a division of Comcast. On July 20,2012, it was announced that Cross Insurance Agency had purchased naming rights to the arena for $3 million. On July 31,2013, the University of Maine announced that the Maine Black Bears basketball teams would play half of their games at the new arena.
Alfond Arena at the University of Maine in nearby Orono Official website
The Bangor Auditorium was a 5,948 seat multipurpose arena located in downtown Bangor, Maine. It opened October 1,1955 and was used for concerts, sporting events, circus performances, political rallies and it shared the same complex as the Bangor Civic Center. For decades, it hosted the Maine Principals Association basketball tournament each February and it served as the home of the Maine Windjammers of the Continental Basketball Association, and the University of Maine Mens and Womens basketball teams for a few seasons until 1992. The V-shape style of the building gave it the look of giant wings, a statue of Paul Bunyan towered outside as a symbol of the citys prosperous history as a lumber port in the early-to-mid-19th century. The auditorium and civic center shared its campus with Bass Park, home of the Bangor State Fair as well as Bangor Raceway, Bangor Auditorium has hosted many major musical acts and has been a stop for World Wrestling Entertainment house shows for many years. Over the course of a few years, the city discussed significantly renovating or replacing the aging auditorium with a state-of-the-art venue, poor ventilation and HVAC systems as well as substandard handicap accessibility have been cited as primary reasons for this.
On August 22,2009, the city consulted with Sink Combs Dethlefs Architects, the current plan does not rehabilitate the old structures but removes them totally in 2013. The proposed cost of the new buildings is $65 million, demolition began at the Bangor Auditorium and Civic Center on June 03,2013, with the new arena completed. The new arena, officially the Cross Insurance Center, has varying maximum seating depending on the configuration that is used, for events that use the main floor for performance there are 5,800 fixed seats. For events using an end stage of 60 feet by 40 feet the new arena will seat as many as 8,050 persons, the new facility is managed by Global Spectrum, a division of Comcast. Demolition Begins at Bangor Auditorium Bangor Auditorium Plan for Arena in Bangor Calls For 5,000 Seats Sink Combs Dethlefs Architects - Main Website Global Spectators Cross Insurance Center website
Hartford Hawks men's basketball
The Hartford Hawks mens basketball team is the basketball team that represents University of Hartford in Hartford, United States. The schools team competes in the America East Conference. Hartford plays their games at Chase Arena at Reich Family Pavilion. In 2015 the mens locker room expanded and refurbished, jack Phelan Paul Brazeau Larry Harrison Dan Leibovitz John Gallagher The Hawks have appeared in the NCAA Division II Tournament four times. The Hawks have appeared in one CollegeInsider. com Postseason Tournament
Maine Black Bears baseball
The Maine Black Bears baseball team is the varsity intercollegiate baseball program of the University of Maine, located in Orono, Maine. It is the universitys oldest athletic program, having begun play in 1881 and it has been a member of the NCAA Division I America East Conference since its founding at the start of the 1990 season. Its home venue is Mahaney Diamond, located on the universitys campus, Steve Trimper has been the programs head coach since the start of the 2006 season. The program has appeared in 16 NCAA Tournaments and seven College World Series, in conference postseason play, it has won eight ECAC Tournaments and five America East Tournaments. In conference regular season play, it has won five America East titles,19 former Black Bears have appeared in Major League Baseball. The University of Maine opened in fall 1868 as the Maine College of Agriculture, the baseball program, founded in 1881, was the schools first intercollegiate athletic program. It went 3–3 in its first season, the program continued to play a handful of games each season during the 1880s, during this time, Irv Ray, Maines first alumnus to play in Major League Baseball, played for the program.
It played its first 10-game schedule in 1886 and won 10 games for the first time in 1888, the university did not sponsor a baseball team in 1892, but the team resumed in 1893. From the programs inception through the 1893 season, student coaches coached the team, for the 1894 season, the school hired Harry Miller as its first faculty head coach. In two seasons under Miller, the team went 5–7 and 8–4, Jack Abbott, the programs second head coach, led the team to a 5–4 record in 1896. Under W. W. Bustard, Maine had consecutive 9–4 seasons in 1897 and 1898, the university changed its name from the Maine College of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts to its current name following the 1897 season. Through the end of the 1923 season, Maine competed as an independent school, during this time, its highest single-season win total was 11, a mark reached three times. Eight future major leaguers played for the program, Clarence Blethen, Harvey Cushman, Michael Driscoll, Pat French, Otis Lawry, Marty McHale, Ralph Pond, in 1902, the team played an exhibition game against the New York Giants at the Polo Grounds.
The longest-tenured head coach of the period was former Philadelphia Athletics player Monte Cross, in 1919, Cross became the first Maine baseball coach to receive the M award from the universitys president. After Joseph Murphy coached the program from 1924–1925, a total of two led the team until 1949. Murphy assistant Fred Brice was the head coach for 10 seasons. Under Brice, Maine had a 67–60 record, its best single-season record during his tenure was 9–5 in 1932, for the previous season,1931, the baseball team had moved to a location behind Memorial Gym after previously playing at Alumni Field. In the mid-1930s,1936 Olympian Clarence Keegan played for Brice and it went 11–7 in 1938 to tie the program record for wins and won Maine State Series championships in 1937 and 1942
Maine Public Broadcasting Network
The Maine Public Broadcasting Network is a state network of public television and radio stations located in the state of Maine in the United States. It is operated by the Maine Public Broadcasting Corporation, which holds the licenses for all the Public Broadcasting Service, MPBN has studios and offices in Portland and Bangor. MPBNs television network shows a block of standard PBS programming, as well as many documentaries including nature programs, MPBNs radio network airs news and talk programming from NPR, locally produced news programming and classical music. MPBNs television and radio signals reach virtually all of the portions of Maine, and adjoining parts of New Hampshire and Massachusetts. MPBN Television is carried on television in most of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland. On November 13,1961, WCBB signed on from Lewiston as the first educational station in Maine. Licensed to Augusta, it was a joint venture of Colby College, Bates College, two years later, WMEB-TV began broadcasting from the University of Maine campus in Orono, near Bangor.
Over the next decade, UMaine signed on three other stations across the state, as well as several translators and these stations formed the original MPBN network. One of them was WMEG-TV in Biddeford, near Portland, however, it was practically unviewable over the air in Portland itself, the University of Maine System brought public radio to the state in 1970, when WMEH signed on from Bangor. Five other stations signed on over the next decade, the two groups merged on July 1,1992 to form the community-licensed Maine Public Broadcasting Corporation. MPBNs Bangor stations, WMEB-TV and WMEH, became the flagship stations, the television stations adopted the on-air name Maine Public Television, but dropped this in favor of Maine PBS in 1998. The radio stations known as Maine Public Radio. In 2006, they reverted to the MPBN moniker, MPBNs radio service carries a mixed format of news and information from NPR, PRI, and other sources. Local programming includes Maine Calling, a radio program hosted primarily by Jennifer Rooks.
Various guests, often from Maine, are invited to participate in the discussion, accompanying NPRs All Things Considered, is Maine Things Considered, Maines only daily statewide news program. In 2000, the live Metropolitan Opera radio broadcasts on Saturday afternoons, bissett retired, Bunker moved to southern Maine after his wife gained employment there. Despite Bunkers willingness to continue his popular morning show from the Portland studios of MPBN, he was let go. In May 2005, Maine Public Broadcasting joined a few other PBS stations in showing the controversial Sugartime, the program is about a cartoon rabbit named Buster Baxter, who travels the country with his father and interacts with children from different cultures and in different family structures
America East Conference
The America East Conference is a collegiate athletic conference affiliated with the NCAA Division I, whose members are located mainly in the Northeastern United States. The conference was known as the Eastern College Athletic Conference-North from 1979 to 1988, the America East Conference was founded as the Eastern College Athletic Conference-North, a mens basketball-only athletic conference in 1979. Many other events have occurred since its formation, Rhode Island left in 1980, the University of Hartford joined in 1985. Colgate left in 1990 to join the Patriot League, the University of Delaware and Drexel University joined in 1991. On July 1,1996, the name changed to its present name. During 2001, Drexel and Towson left to join the Colonial Athletic Association while the University at Albany, Binghamton University, the University of Maryland, Baltimore County soon joined in 2003. Northeastern left in 2005 to join the CAA, most recently, Boston University left to join the Patriot League on July 1,2013, while the University of Massachusetts Lowell joined from Division II.
There are nine schools with membership, There are currently four schools with associate membership. All are in California, and moved their field hockey teams into the America East in July 2015, a fifth associate member, from Virginia, will be added in mens and womens swimming & diving in the 2017–18 school year. Three schools have had single-sport membership in the past, two of these and Providence, moved their America East sports into their all-sports conferences. The third, NJIT, left when it joined a conference that sponsored its America East sport, full members Other Conference Other Conference The America East Conference sponsors championship competition in seven mens and eleven womens NCAA sanctioned sports. The most recent change to the roster of America East sports was announced in 2016, Notes Notes The conference does not sponsor football. Four members have football programs, all of which compete in the Colonial Athletic Association, Maine, New Hampshire, the conference does not sponsor ice hockey.
Members who participate in that sport do so as members of Hockey East