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An uneven playing field

An uneven playing field

Imagine yourself for a moment as a college student, seated around a seminar table with 19 classmates. If that room was on the University of Maine campus in Orono, nine of the students at that table (statistically speaking) would be from families in the bottom 60...
A bird’s-eye view

A bird’s-eye view

On Mother’s Day, I received a surprise gift. In the peach tree just outside our kitchen, an eastern bluebird and Baltimore oriole alighted simultaneously. It was approaching dusk, and the departing sun lit up the brilliant hues of each bird. That fleeting illumination...
Climate planning in an increasingly unpredictable world

Climate planning in an increasingly unpredictable world

Sea Change provides commentary on contemporary environmental challenges. It tackles an array of topics from a local vantage point – from energy challenges and pollution concerns to health and sustainability practices. The authors of a new study by the University of...

The Watchdog Index

Editor’s note: Nearly 30 years ago, Harper’s Magazine created its Harper’s Index, ©,  a one-page listing of “ironic statistics arranged for thoughtful effect.” The Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting herein launches our annual Maine version of the index,...