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Through my experience here at the North Wind I have been able to have the privilege of highlighting students through all forms of multimedia journalism. Whether I'm in front or behind the camera, I aim...

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The North Wind is an independent student publication serving the Northern Michigan University community. It is partially funded by the Student Activity Fee. The North Wind digital paper is published daily during the fall and winter semesters except on university holidays and during exam weeks. The North Wind Board of Directors is composed of representatives of the student body, faculty, administration and area media.

Students protest against Israel-Hamas war with campus encampment
Students protest against Israel-Hamas war with campus encampment
Dallas WiertellaApril 30, 2024

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor of the North Wind:

As part of ongoing campus discussions relating to the financial situation at Northern, the NMU AAUP Executive Committee has recently posted a position paper on its website, “The Windfall and the ‘Budget Crisis,’” as well as a related report entitled “The Mysteries of the MPSERS Monies” (

We are concerned about the continuing lack of clarity about “necessary budget reductions” in regard to both implementation and impact.

We are currently monitoring class availability and staffing requirements and an analysis will be forthcoming.

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We encourage members of the campus community to review this position statement, provide comments, watch for additional postings, and engage in ongoing discussions about budget priorities.


Rebecca J. Mead, Ph.D.

President, NMU AAUP

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