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The North Wind

Facelift on horizon for Northern campus

jackie.stark and jackie.stark October 3, 2007
Alumni who return to Northern's campus sometime during in the next 10 years may find that they don't even recognize their alma mater. A new proposed campus master plan, slated to take shape over the next 10 to 15 years, depicts many physical changes throughout NMU's campus, including converting West Hall into a parking deck and building a new Student Union next to Hedgcock, said Jim Thams, manager of engineering and planning.

Activist speaks about importance of culture

jackie.stark and jackie.stark September 26, 2007
Child prostitution is a problem that has run rampant in Cambodia, and to help curb this dilemma, a program run by a renowned human rights activist is taking children off the street and teaching them traditional Cambodian music. "If you don't learn about who you are through your culture, it will die and you will die too," said Arn Chorn-Pond in a speech Sunday in the Great Lakes Rooms of the University Center Chorn-Pond spoke to a small crowd about his experiences as a Cambodian child living through the mass killings brought on by the rule of the Khmer Rouge.


jackie.stark and jackie.stark September 26, 2007
Northern Michigan University hosted its second annual "United Conference: Uniting Neighbors in the Spirit of Diversity" earlier this week. This year, the conference was split into five different tracks: United in Diversity, United in Film, United in Art, United in Food and United in Dance.

Pell Grant legislation passed in Congress

jackie.stark and jackie.stark September 19, 2007
With tuition prices rising every year, students have to dig deeper into their (or their parents') pockets to pay for a college education. However, now that Congress has recently passed the "College Cost Reduction and Access Act," the maximum Pell Grant can be raised a total of $1,350.

Audible Magic arrives at NMU

jackie.stark and jackie.stark September 12, 2007
A program that detects illegal downloading was permanently installed in early August, and has detected 258 infractions, 56 of which were second-time offenses, and 5 of which were third. Offenders lose access to NMU's network, with the exception of WebCT, NMU e-mail accounts, the library homepage, and other school resources, said Dave Maki, director of technical services.

Bradley leaves MERC office

jackie.stark and jackie.stark September 12, 2007
by JACKIE STARK and AMANDA SHELLNUT staff writers Darnell Bradley, the man who some students say took Diversity Student Services to a whole different level, has left Northern. When Bradley first arrived at NMU, the office was known as Diversity Student Services.

Missing NMU master key recovered

jackie.stark and jackie.stark September 5, 2007
All extra security measures in NMU's residence halls have been lifted as of Wednesday, Sept. 5, said Ken Chant, NMU's director of Public Safety and Police Services. The master key was reported missing on August 27, the first official day of class, and was recovered from a vendor Friday, August 31, Chant said.

Dining services director leaves NMU

jackie.stark and jackie.stark September 5, 2007
Andre Mallie, the man who brought places such as Fieras and Temaki & Tea to Northern has left for a similar job in the University of San Diego, California. "We were quite surprised [when he left]," said Gavin Leach, vice president of finance and administration.

Missing master key ups campus security presence

jackie.stark and jackie.stark August 29, 2007
Since the recent loss of the residence halls' master key, Northern has begun the process of replacing all locks and keys for residence halls. On Monday, August 27, Public Safety issued an alert to students living in the residence halls informing them of the missing master key.

NMU students gain edge in CMU’s Physician’s Assistant Program

jackie.stark and jackie.stark August 29, 2007
Enrolling in Central Michigan University's Physician's Assistant Program just became easier for NMU graduates. Through a recent agreement with Northern, the program will now reserve four interviews annually for NMU students. David Lucas, director of pre-medical programs at Northern, said he is excited about the new arrangement.

New provost explores Northern’s direction

jackie.stark and jackie.stark August 29, 2007
News Editor Jackie Stark sat down with new provost Dr. Susan Koch to discuss views on Northern as a university as well as the Marquette area. NW: What made you choose to come to Northern? Well, I interviewed at Northern last winter semester at the end of January, the beginning of February.

The Landmark Inn goes green

jackie.stark and jackie.stark June 7, 2007
Though Americans constitute only 5 percent of the world's population, they use 26 percent of its energy, according to the American Almanac. The Landmark Inn is doing its part to help bring that number down by becoming more earth- friendly. This is no small task, said Christine Pesola, hotel proprietor.
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