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NMU Rural Health partnership established with new grant

Joad Blaauw-Hara, Contributing Writer September 1, 2021
NMU opens the doors to the new NMU Center for Rural Health. The center was established after receiving grant money from the Michigan Endowment fund and aims towards providing Marquette County with an influx of nutrient dense food.
Photo courtesy of NMU Conservation Crew

COMMUNITY CLEANUP—On Saturday April 17, NMUs Conservation Crew pitched in to help clean up Lower Harbor Mattson Park. The cleanup was apart of the 2021 Earth Week celebration.

Earth Week activities look to promote sustainable future

Joad Blaauw-Hara April 20, 2021
Anderton's Earth Week 2021 kicks off with a park cleanup with NMU's Conservation Crew. The week of events aims to promote a more sustainable future for NMU.
Photo courtesy of University Marketing and Communications

POWWOW—The Native American Student Association will be holding a virtual celebration to educate the breakdown of a traditional powwow with dancers, drum songs and guest speakers about the celebration.

Upcoming powwow to uplift Native American community, educate students and community on culture

Joad Blaauw-Hara March 25, 2021
On April 3 NMU’s Native American Student Association will host a virtual powwow that will educate students about Native American culture from 1 to 3 p.m.
Photo courtesy of Haley Rhoades
DINING DONATION—A new option for students who are under a meal plan is to donate their unused dining dollars to NMUs Food Pantry. The option was implemented in December of 2020 with the idea stemming from Jacob McCann, a student who wanted to give his unused dining dollars to a good cause.

Unused dining dollars donation option for NMU Food Pantry

Joad Blaauw-Hara March 10, 2021
NMU student, Jacob McCann, proposed the idea for students to have the option to donate their unused dining dollars towards the NMU Food Pantry for those in need.
Photo courtesy of John Miller

NICE CLIMB - Climbing is an outdoor sport that has been increasing in popularity. Marquette offers climbers of all experience levels places to climb year round, whether on the rocks or on the ice. The Gym-to-Crag event will help educate those transitioning from an indoor climbing to an outdoor climbing experience.

Virtual event educates climbers on sustainable climbing

Joad Blaauw-Hara March 2, 2021
On Wednesday, March 3, the Gym-to-Crag: UP Climbing Community event will take place, educating climbers on switching from indoor climbing to outdoor climbing.
Flyer courtesy of Dan Truckey

IMPROVING SAFETY - As part of the ongoing exhibition, Conflict and Resolve: Labor in the U.P., the U.P. Heritage Center hosted a virtual lecture from retired mine worker, James Paquette. Paquette discussed the importance of improving safety for not just the workers, but the general mine conditions as well.

Retired mine worker speaks on improving worker and mine safety

Joad Blaauw-Hara February 25, 2021
On Feb. 24, the Heritage Center hosted a virtual lecture with retired mine worker, James Paquette, featuring talks on improving worker and mine safety.
Storefront of Donckers restaurant located downtown Marquette

Michigan indoor dining set to reopen Feb. 1

Joad Blaauw-Hara January 26, 2021
Indoor dining in Michigan is set to reopen by Feb. 1. NMU dining hall will continue to practice COVID-19 safety precautions as they open back up.
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WINTER WEATHER—The U.P is home to heaps of snow, and while it has not hit yet, driving in these conditions is not far away.

Driving home in winter weather

Joad Blaauw-Hara November 18, 2020

For decades, students of Northern Michigan University have driven home for winter break to get back in touch with their families and friends. This trip’s quality can vary greatly depending on many factors,...

Photo of cosplayers posing in costume

Cosplay Club contends with COVID-19

Joad Blaauw-Hara November 3, 2020

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, clubs and organizations have experienced unprecedented change, and have had to adapt to meet an array of challenges. The NMU Cosplayers Unite Club is one such organization...

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