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Relief fund hopes to ease stress for students

Mary McDonough April 16, 2020

While safety restrictions concerning COVID-19 have left many students unemployed and financially uncertain, the NMU Foundation recently created the Wildcat 2020 Relief Fund in an attempt to help students...

Tender wounds often hide

Tender wounds often hide

Mary McDonough April 1, 2020

Hazmat suits, close-up shots of that syringe needle—which seems too big to be real—wincing through chaotic moments in “Grey’s Anatomy” or the sudden lurch of nausea from the realistically bloody...

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GETTING THE WHEELS TURNING—In preparation for their first vehicle modification coming up, Cold Logic 
Robotics students, from Marquette High School, assemble the base of the vehicle on Wednesday, March 11.

Student organization plans mobility project

Mary McDonough March 26, 2020

While many students wait to go back to restaurants and beaches when COVID-19 has been controlled, one NMU student is waiting to continue work on a life-changing community project. Last year, junior...

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TRACKING THE SPREAD­—A global map represents locations of confirmed COVID-19 cases. On Wednesday, March 11 President Donald Trump announced a suspension of all travel from Europe to the U.S. for the next 30 days in an effort to minimize spreading.

Flight restrictions leave funded trips up in the air

Mary McDonough March 12, 2020

NMU President Fritz Erikson restricted university funded air travel in an announcement March 9 as a safety precaution against the spreading Coronavirus. In the midst of a busy travel season, conferences...

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Significant Other Brings out the Honesty in Love

Mary McDonough February 13, 2020

While everyone prepares for Valentine’s Day, be it with another person or curled up on the couch with a good book and a drink, the Forest Roberts Theatre (FRT) opens their production of “Significant...

Rid Okay, Boomer mindset for futures sake

Rid ‘Okay, Boomer’ mindset for future’s sake

Mary McDonough February 13, 2020

The “Okay, Boomer” mindset might be a joke, but it’s actually ignorant. To laugh at those who came before us, and set the foundation for the world we live in, does nothing but show that we are too...

ROMANCE SHOMANCE—Student actors overcome new challenges as they navigate the uniquely small space in the Black Box Theater, using this opportunity to present a quirky love story.

‘Significant Other’ to play

Mary McDonough February 6, 2020

Love and laughter will soon fill the air of the James A. Panowski Black Box Theatre, as students prepare for the Forest Roberts Theatre’s (FRT) upcoming production of “Significant Other.” The...

CURRICULUM SHIFT—Academic Senate discussed and passed changes to the required curriculum in the Languages, Literatures and International Studies Department, adding language certifications.

Senate votes on programs

Mary McDonough February 6, 2020

With winter semester now in full swing, Academic Senate   (AS) moved to make a number of different changes to programs at the university during the Feb. 4 meeting. Some of these shifts were unexpected. Faculty...

What is there to fix?

What is there to fix?

Mary McDonough February 6, 2020

It’s no secret that we live in a society obsessed with achieving perfection in practically every aspect. While the conversation about body positivity has evolved, there’s a large piece missing: the...

“As a yooper and as a graduate of Ishpeming High School and of Northern, this is the greatest honor of my life.”
–– Steve Mitchell, board of trustees chairperson

BOT welcomes new chair

Mary McDonough January 30, 2020

 During the last Board of Trustees meeting in December of 2019, Steve Mitchell was voted in as the new Chairperson.  Mitchell along with Tami Seavoy will serve together as chairman and vice...

Unity in words and actions:  NMU celebrates MLK Day

Unity in words and actions: NMU celebrates MLK Day

Mary McDonough January 23, 2020

Through snow, slush, ice and sand—the cold crisp air didn’t discourage over 20 students, faculty and community members from marching for equity through the Academic Mall on Monday.  The march...

POET AND INSPIRATION—Martin Luther Kind Jr. touched the world with his passionate orations about equality between people and respect for human dignity, and he is honored as a hero.

March to honor MLK Jr.

Mary McDonough January 16, 2020

NMU and Marquette will have the chance to take part in a full week of events geared toward diversity in the form of Martin Luther King Jr. Week: Diversity Through the Ages, which begins on Jan. 20. Brought...

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