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NMU labor union contract approved by Board of Trustees

Cameron Witbeck September 15, 2011

The NMU Board of Trustees approved a contract last week between the university and an NMU labor union after approximately a year of negotiations. The contract between NMU and the American Federation...

Contest open for students to solve state issues

Cameron Witbeck September 1, 2011

A new competition for Michigan students offers not only prizes, but also the chance to present legislators with their unique solutions to issues facing the state. The Students Reinventing Michigan...

Book chosen for ‘One Book’

Cameron Witbeck April 7, 2011

The Marquette area One Book, One Community (OBOC) selection committee recently announced Aleksander Hemon’s “The Lazarus Project” as their 2011 book. The selection process, which began last December,...

Book chosen for ‘One Book’

Cameron Witbeck April 7, 2011

The Marquette area One Book, One Community (OBOC) selection committee recently announced Aleksander Hemon’s “The Lazarus Project” as their 2011 book. The selection process, which began last December,...

Bridge Cards – New rules may decrease number of students receiving benefits

Cameron Witbeck February 24, 2011

Tens of thousands of college students may no longer be eligible for benefits from the Bridge Card program after a shift in qualifications this spring. The changes in eligibility for the Bridge Card...

Northern Michigan receives new liaison

Cameron Witbeck January 13, 2011

Considering the many problems facing Michigan, including a projected budget deficit of $1.8 billion, many of the state’s residents are keeping a close eye on every move that recently appointed Gov. Rick...

SFC clashes with student group

Cameron Witbeck November 4, 2010

The Student Finance Committee (SFC) voted last month to freeze, and then reinstate, funding for an event that brought Mary Doria Russell, author of “The Sparrow,” to NMU’s campus. The event, “An...

One Book One Community

Cameron Witbeck October 21, 2010

The many members of the NMU and Marquette community who have immersed themselves in the cerebral and imaginative realm of Mary Doria Russell’s book, “The Sparrow,” will be offered the opportunity...

Ebooks a cheaper option for students

Cameron Witbeck October 13, 2010

Within the last few years, electronic textbooks have been showing up on campuses across the country. While advances in interactivity and lower prices have made them attractive options for some students,...

International students welcomed to Northern

Cameron Witbeck September 16, 2010

NMU has entered into an agreement with a Chinese university that has allowed several international students to continue their education at NMU. This semester, 22 students from China have become full-time...

New grant program funds innovation

Cameron Witbeck September 9, 2010

The office of Academic Affairs is currently seeking proposals from NMU faculty and staff concerning funding for projects that could benefit the university. Susan Koch, NMU’s provost and vice president...

Financially strapped students take long road to graduation

Cameron Witbeck August 26, 2010

Sean Baptist wakes up at 6:30 a.m. and packs his lunch. It is a half hour drive to the jobsite where he and his father, a contractor, are building a 3,000- square-foot addition to a home. After setting...

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