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April snow showers brings…poetry

Anthony Viola April 23, 2015

April. Surprise snowstorms, playoff hockey, finals and poetry. This year, Andrea Scarpino became the second U.P. Poet Laureate, an honor held by Contingent Professor Russell Thorburn since 2013. Scarpino...

Update: Board of Directors April 20 meeting

Anthony Viola April 22, 2015

During the April 20 North Wind Board of Directors meeting, The North Wind’s summer issue was discussed. Steve Neiheisel, vice president for enrollment and student services said: “One of the things,...

New editor in chief hired, adviser still questionable

Anthony Viola April 20, 2015

Ray Bressette is The North Wind’s new editor in chief starting this summer. He was voted in 5-2-1 by The North Wind Board of Directors Friday, April 17. Pearl Gaidelis, a student representative, was...

Reed et al vs. Neiheisel et al, federal lawsuit filed

Anthony Viola April 16, 2015

Student Michael Williams and English Professor Cheryl Reed today filed a federal First and Fourteenth Amendment lawsuit in Marquette federal court against five members of The North Wind Board of Directors. The...

Reed recommendation as adviser resubmitted

Anthony Viola April 16, 2015

English Department Executive Committee recommends Cheryl Reed to dean  The English department’s eight-member faculty executive board voted on Tuesday, April 14 to submit Cheryl Reed as journalistic...

Administrator interferes with student board

Anthony Viola April 9, 2015

Student board representative reports an orchestration of student votes against FOIA, adviser Steven Neiheisel, vice president for enrollment and student services, influenced student members of The North...

Newspaper board’s decision seen as retaliation

Anthony Viola April 4, 2015

The North Wind Board of Directors may have violated the board’s bylaws when they ousted Asst. Prof. Cheryl Reed as adviser to the student newspaper Friday, April 3, according to board members who are...

New Music hits stage

Anthony Viola April 2, 2015

There is nothing traditional about the New Music Ensemble. The sheet music resembles something closer to modern art, circles filled with images connected by lines. Even the program, which resembles an...

Climb your way to the top

Anthony Viola April 2, 2015

In the PEIF, next to the basketball courts, ropes hang listly, waiting for climbers. Senior outdoor recreation, leadership and management major Eric Creel hangs from one of those ropes on the Outdoor...

The ‘suite’ life of NMU Board of Trustees

Anthony Viola March 19, 2015

Board of Trustee member Scott Holman flies a private plane and stays in a suite at the Landmark when he comes to town for NMU Board of Trustee meetings, according to travel receipts obtained by The North...

Trustees cost university $74,000 in 2014

Anthony Viola February 18, 2015

Press release about Board of Trustees expenses forwarded to NMU faculty and staff Northern Michigan University complied with a FOIA request submitted by The North Wind. The request, submitted Feb. 11,...

Attorneys to Fritz: Give up the emails

Anthony Viola February 12, 2015

CLICK HERE TO READ THE LETTER FROM THE NORTH WIND'S ATTORNEY'S TO PRESIDENT ERICKSON Attorneys representing The North Wind sent a letter Wednesday, Feb. 11 to President Fritz Erickson regarding administrator...

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