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STAYING SAFE—The updated mask mandate now requires everyone on campus whether vaccinated or not to wear masks in all buildings. The updated mandate came Monday afternoon to comply with CDC recommendations.

Mask protocol update, masks required in all buildings

Dreyma Beronja, News Editor August 26, 2021
On Aug. 24 President Fritz Erickson sent out an email updating the mask protocol for campus stating that masks would be required in all campus buildings.
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NMU offers COVID-19 related grant to students

Dreyma Beronja, News Editor August 26, 2021
NMU's Board of Trustees approved a COVID-19 related grant to help aid students while recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic. Students can receive grants up to $1,000.
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MASK UP—NMU will continue to have those on campus wear masks while in classrooms and labs to keep everyone safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 guidelines for fall, vaccination dining credit

Dreyma Beronja, News Editor August 24, 2021
With NMU kicking off the Fall 2021 semester, those on campus can expect to see similar safety protocols that were implemented the previous year to continue to keep everyone safe. NMU also pushes a focus on encouraging vaccinations with giving a $100 dining credit to those who upload their vaccination card to The Bridge.
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LET IT GO—During the Winter 2021 semester, community members gathered to rally from Jamrich to Cohodas Hall in response to the halt on financial negotiations.

NMU faculty continue to work without contract

Dreyma Beronja, News Editor August 23, 2021
As of July 19, NMU-AAUP and NMU have been under mediation to work towards a mutually acceptable agreement for the new contract.
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NORTH COAST—As part of the 2020 to 2021 season, the department of theatre and dance put together an inaugural dance event to present a vibrant showcase.

Spotlight on Forest Roberts Theatre

Ashley Beronja June 4, 2021

The Forest Roberts Theatre, located on NMU campus, is home to the department of theatre and dance serving as the main stage. The theatre offers an inclusive and collaborative arts experience both on stage...

Spotlight on Lake Superior Theatre

Spotlight on Lake Superior Theatre

Ashley Beronja June 4, 2021

The Lake Superior Theatre sits along the lake in between the Ellwood A Mattson Lower Harbor Park and the Marquette Maritime Museum. The theatre has been around since 1998 and continues to carry the mission...

Marquette Maritime Museum offers educational fun

Marquette Maritime Museum offers educational fun

Ashley Beronja June 3, 2021

Maritime Museum is a nonprofit historical museum carrying the mission to protect, preserve and interpret the maritime history of Marquette, Lake Superior and the Great Lakes along with remembering the...

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TO THE HOTPLATE—HOTplate Pottery and Clayworks both offer a hands on experience for NMU students and community members to take a break from the world and have fun either by messing with clay or painting something finished.

Spotlight on HOTplate

Ashley Beronja June 2, 2021

Whether you are the artistic type or just looking to have some fun, HOTplate has something for everyone. HOTplate has two different locations, one is home to HOTplate Pottery and the other is HOTplate...

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Q&A with President Fritz Erickson

Ashley Beronja April 22, 2021

With NMU approaching the end of the first full year in the age of COVID-19, President Fritz Erickson sat down with the North Wind to reflect on the school year as a whole. With new conversations sparking...

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Expanded therapeutic access, spike in COVID-19 cases, plans for fall semester

Ashley Beronja April 15, 2021

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer held a COVID-19 briefing on April 14 discussing Michigan’s efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19. With Michigan experiencing a rise in cases, Whitmer has made no new regulations...

National Student Employment Week showcases appreciation for student workers

National Student Employment Week showcases appreciation for student workers

Ashley Beronja April 14, 2021

The National Student Employment Association has designated the second full week in April each year for colleges and universities across the U.S. to recognize the value of student employees and student...

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VACCINE PAUSE—The CDC and FDA have recommended anyone who has received allocations of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine to pause clinics after cases immerge of a rare and severe case of blood clotting. The news arrived on April 13 only a day after NMU received their Johnson & Johnson allocations for students.

NMU pauses Johnson & Johnson vaccination clinic for students

Ashley Beronja April 13, 2021

The vaccination clinic hosted by NMU for students that was planned to be held on Tuesday, April 13 from 1-5 p.m. and Wednesday, April 14 from 8-5 p.m. has been paused until further notice due to recommendation...

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