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NMU Rural Health partnership established with new grant

Joad Blaauw-Hara, Contributing Writer September 1, 2021

The NMU Center for Rural Health has been established following a grant from the Michigan Health Endowment fund. From the $194,421, the center plans on improving the flow of nutrient-dense food throughout...

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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

During the week of April 18, a host of student organizations will be putting together activities and events in honor of Earth Week. These activities will look to promote a greener future for NMU and help...

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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 be hosting a virtual powwow from 1 to 3 p.m. that will serve to educate students about Native American culture. Bazile Panek, president...

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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

Starting in December of 2020, the NMU Food Pantry introduced a new option for students who had excess dining dollars at the end of the semester. Students who still had leftover dining dollars were offered...

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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

Marquette is known for its beauty in nature which provides opportunities for year-round outdoor activities. Whether it be hockey in the winter, kayaking in the summer or hiking in the fall, Marquette...

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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 Wednesday, Feb. 24, James Paquette, former senior staff safety and health representative, gave a lecture about his work towards improving safety regulations during his time at Cliffs Michigan Mining...

Storefront of Donckers restaurant located downtown Marquette

Michigan indoor dining set to reopen Feb. 1

Joad Blaauw-Hara January 26, 2021

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer recently announced in a press conference that indoor dining in the state of Michigan is set to reopen on Feb. 1 with limited capacity and advanced precautions still in effect. “While...

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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,...

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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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