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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...

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...


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:...

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...

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...

Bradley leaves MERC office

jackie.stark and jackie.stark September 12, 2007

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...

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...

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],"...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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