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Sustainability survey results are in

Hallie Sutton April 20, 2016

The results for the sustainability survey, which was available for students, staff, faculty and administration to provide their opinions on NMU’s sustainability efforts, were presented along with future...

Running from problems isn’t an answer

Hallie Sutton April 6, 2016

“I’m just going to move to Canada.” I’ve heard this phrase countless times, not just lately because of the election but since forever, and I’m responsible for saying it too when things aren’t...

Democrats bring comedian to liven the primaries

Hallie Sutton March 23, 2016

Both sides of the political aisle are welcome to come have a laugh at “Comedy Against Evil,” which focuses on the current political climate and candidates, coming to NMU’s campus on Wednesday, March...

Creation of sustainabilty committee in works at NMU

Hallie Sutton March 16, 2016

Sustainability on NMU’s campus may be getting an overhaul to put it on the same level as other Michigan universities by creating a sustainability committee. The process began with a campus-wide survey....

NASA brings petition to ASNMU

Hallie Sutton February 17, 2016

The Native American Student Association (NASA) is asking the student government to support a petition recognizing Indigenous People’s Day on campus. NASA, with the support of the NMU branch of the...

Fringe Festival kicks off Thursday

Hallie Sutton February 10, 2016

NMU’s theatre department will host its first Fringe Festival, which features four separate, short plays, starting Thursday in the Black Box theatre. The Fringe Festival, which is a smaller take on...

Professor awarded writing grant

Hallie Sutton January 27, 2016

Monica McFawn, assistant professor in the English department, has been awarded a federal grant for $25,000 to write her next book, which will feature people who live on boats. Author of “Bright Shards...

Marquette Ending Hunger fasts to fight famine

Hallie Sutton November 18, 2015

Marquette Ending Hunger held their second annual NMU Fights Famine event to raise awareness for hunger and poverty with an emphasis on how prevalent these issues are in the Marquette area. NMU Fights...

Self-help with selfies

Hallie Sutton October 28, 2015

When you Google the words “selfie and self-confidence,” the results are contradictory – claiming selfies cause both low self-esteem and narcissism. In truth, while they can fall on either end of...

NMU adds native studies major

Hallie Sutton October 14, 2015

NMU made a historic decision by approving the only Native American Studies major in Michigan to be offered for Fall 2016, making it one of only 111 programs nationally. The Center for Native American...

Cats still OK for RD’s

Hallie Sutton October 7, 2015

The one-year review of a policy in place since 2014 revealed that NMU will continue to allow Resident Directors (RD) to keep cats in their apartments. RDs, who already have bachelor’s degrees and live...

NMU improves first-gen experience

Hallie Sutton September 30, 2015

A new program on campus is aimed at improving the experiences of first generation students, as well as increasing graduation rates by encouraging student-to-student and student-to-faculty interactions. First...

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