UMaine Facilities Management is struggling to keep up with the havoc this winter has caused on campus roadways. Unfortunately there is very little the department can do to address these issues until better weather comes along.
And Putin just wants them to get over it. While everyone in the Western world was still seeing St. Patty's green on Tuesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin pulled a fast one on the global community and seized Crimea, a peninsula within Ukraine. The United States and the European Union are being quite clear with Mr. … Continue reading The world is crying Crimea’s river…
There is something to be said about the spectacle that is the night sky, especially when the Northern Lights are gracing it's vast canvas. Residents from across the United Kingdom were able to witness this cosmic light show Thursday night when the Aurora Borealis made a rare visit to this region. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dL-GnWfJTh0 Normally for these … Continue reading Northern Lights captivate residents of the U.K.
But should it..? I awoke at 6 a.m. this morning to 3 alert banners lighting my cell phone. The first contained news that all of Orono had been eagerly awaiting: "The University of Maine is closed until 5 P.M. today, Friday February 14." I'm not sure if it was the early hour or the childish … Continue reading Valentine’s Day Comes but Once a Year…
The 2014 Winter Olympics got their kick off in Sochi last night and don't worry if you couldn't watch them for yourself, there is a good chance your Twitter feeds and Facebook walls are cluttered with your friend's witty recants of the events. But you can't blame them for the implosion of social media usage … Continue reading Sochi: A Tale of Two Russias
President Obama's State of the Union threat to use more executive orders to move legislation that Congress isn't acting on has caused a whirlwind of backlash for the Commander in Chief, who was already under fire before the SOTU for using what conservatives thought to be "too much executive power". According to the Washington Post, … Continue reading Executive orders just can’t shake the stigma
With the 2014 Winter Olympic Games a mere 2 weeks away, Russian government officials are attempting to give Sochi an attitude adjustment – complete with English translations and a heightened standard for political correctness. However, like all things Russians, the attitude adjustment isn't quite panning out the way it was planned. According to the Russian … Continue reading A Politically Correct Sochi? … Nice try Putin.
And it's not in the way you would think. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky joined the Snapchat craze Wednesday as part of his efforts to connect with Americans of all ages. The social media service, which connects users via disappearing photo-messages, is quickly becoming one of the nations most popular social media platforms. Sen. Paul, … Continue reading Washington is ‘Snapping’