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

NMU receives 1.2M in donations


President Fritz Erickson announced that the NMU foundation raised $1.2 million in commitments with six hours left before the midnight deadline for #GivingTuesday.

Since its inaugural year in 2012, #GivingTuesday has become a movement that celebrates and supports giving and philanthropy, according to

This is the first year that NMU has participated in #GivingTuesday with donors who made commitments to many different NMU departments including $250,000 to faculty support, $160,000 to scholarships, $100,000 to theater and dance, $50,000 for research support, along with many other donations, said Assistant Vice President of University Marketing and Communications Derek Hall.

The NMU Board of Trustees, the NMU Foundation Board of Trustees, the Alumni Board of Directors and other campus leadership made commitments totaling more than $400,000.

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