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Athletes face suspension

Luke Londo April 17, 2014

Ten members of NMU’s football team have been suspended for one game for violating team policy by failing a drug test, according to two people with direct knowledge of the situation. A source close...

Adjunct Instructor disciplined

Luke Londo April 10, 2014

An assistant NMU football coach and adjunct instructor was disciplined last week by the Health and Human Performance (HPP) department for repeatedly missing classes, as well as sending an e-mail to students...

Elements of Harmony: subculture finds local niche

Luke Londo April 3, 2014

In the popular kids’ TV show “My Little Pony,” six supernatural artifacts come from the Tree of Harmony: honesty, kindness, laughter, generosity, loyalty and magic. These elements of harmony used...

Eradicate vaccine objections

Luke Londo April 3, 2014

In 2000, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) declared that measles was eradicated. However, in 2012, 54 instances of measles were reported in the United States. In 2013, that number ballooned to 187 cases....

Forgetting Fred Phelps

Luke Londo March 27, 2014

I don’t remember when I first heard the name “Fred Phelps.” But I remember how I felt.Phelps, the former leader of the “Westboro Baptist Church,” was equal parts messianic and iconoclastic,...

Q & A with Scott Holman: Former member rejoins NMU Board of Trustees

Luke Londo March 13, 2014

NMU Class of 1969 alumnus Scott Holman of Freemont, Mich. was recently appointed by Gov. Rick Snyder to fill a vacancy on the NMU Board of Trustees left by the resignation of Stephen Gulis, Jr. Holman...

Teacher contracts observed to better higher education: Tenure Track Evaluated

Luke Londo February 27, 2014

Approximately 30 NMU professors are in the middle of being evaluated for tenure, promotion, or both, according to Assistant Provost for Undergraduate Programming and Faculty Affairs Dale Kapla. The...

Closings reveal awful regulatory climate

Luke Londo February 27, 2014

A Jan. 23 North Wind editorial said of local businesses, “people will come, especially when the quality is good.” While this may be generally true, it doesn’t explain a nine-day stretch in January...

Student art makes splash at Ore Dock

Luke Londo February 13, 2014

Marquette’s Ore Dock Brewing Company is exhibiting the vibrant artwork of senior drawing and painting majors Kate Hertler and Kelly Peters. The oil-based work is inspired by nature, dreams, imagination,...

Facing the Music: Marquette scene a bust

Luke Londo January 30, 2014

Does anyone know where to see a good band in Marquette? I can’t pinpoint when the quality of the live music scene in Marquette dwindled to borderline insignificance. It might have been when the...

Guest Column: No ‘Professor Penns’ in NMU classes

Luke Londo September 12, 2013

Imagine sitting in Professor William Penn’s class of political science – er – creative writing at Michigan State University (MSU). While presumably teaching students how to hone in on the deeper...

Tourist park reopens to fanfare

Luke Londo June 6, 2013

Just over 10 years after an earthen fuse plug spillway at the Silver Lake Dam failed, flooding nine billion gallons of water downstream thirty miles into Lake Superior, the City of Marquette will hold...

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