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NMU remembers: Ray Ventre

Katie Bultman December 4, 2014

Northern Michigan University lost a beloved, charismatic individual last week when Ray Ventre, Ph.D., passed away unexpectedly. Ray, 66, was a professor and head of the English department at NMU. His viewing...

Stolen NMU and DDA flags

Katie Bultman November 6, 2014

Over $1,500 worth of custom designed NMU flags have been stolen from the downtown Marquette area this year. The flags, placed around town by the Downtown Development Authority (DDA), were designed and...

Health center discontinues Adderall prescriptions

Katie Bultman November 6, 2014

The NMU Health Center will no longer prescribe medications for ADD and ADHD, due to a number of controversies, including medication abuse at universities and extensive paperwork. Robin Aho, the medical...

May winter registration be ever in your favor

Katie Bultman October 30, 2014

The winter 2015 schedule of courses was released last week for NMU students, who will be able to register as early as this Friday, Oct. 31. Kim Rotundo, registrar, said students should be prepared for...

Nelson convicted Guilty

Katie Bultman October 16, 2014

Michael Nelson was convicted in Marquette County Circuit Court with failure to stop at the scene of an accident that resulted in the death of NMU's registered Dietitian Robin Rahoi. Circuit Court...

Sexual assault cases high, dropping: Reported cases lowest in three years with university programs intervening

Katie Bultman October 16, 2014

Forcible sex offenses reported on campus at NMU have dropped in the past three years, but rates remain relatively high in comparison to other colleges in the state. Lt. Don Peterman, a crime prevention...

Football team loses fourth straight game

Katie Bultman October 15, 2014

After four straight weeks of losses by less than seven points a game, the Wildcat football team has five weeks remaining to prove they can finish the season with more than one victory for NMU. Head coach...

Eagle Mine tour gives students perspective

Katie Bultman October 9, 2014

A group of public relations and environmental studies students from Northern Michigan University took an opportunity to visit Eagle Mine Friday, Oct. 3, to understand how the mining tours are presented...

Administration pledges no tuition increase with new sports

Katie Bultman October 9, 2014

Based on the budget plans and documentation presented to the board of trustees, students should not see an increase in tuition to fund the four new NCAA Division II sports. Based on financial charts athletic...

New Food Co-op offers alternative

Katie Bultman October 1, 2014

The bright blue and green building, one of the newest to arise on Washington Street, is home to the Marquette Food Co-op, which is hosting a grand opening Saturday, Oct. 4 following the move from their...

ASNMU sponsors time capsule event

Katie Bultman September 25, 2014

Fifty years from now, future students of Northern Michigan University will have the opportunity to open a time capsule filled with remnants of the lives we are living on-campus in 2014. Campus historian...

Library price tag may topple Jamrich

Katie Bultman September 10, 2014

The new Jamrich building may not yet be the most expensive addition to campus. ASNMU president Katerina Klawes said she was informed the university has a $30 million budget for renovations to the Learning...

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