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Future of native plants area in question

Michael Williams April 13, 2016

Plans to construct a new dorm over a portion of the Outdoor Learning Area (OLA) adjacent to the New Science Facility have students up in arms over the future of the research space. The OLA has been studied...

Pure Michigan: Or, don’t drink the water in Flint

Michael Williams January 13, 2016

When I first started seeing Facebook posts calling for Gov. Rick Snyder’s arrest, I rolled my eyes. Don’t get me wrong—I hate the guy’s politics. Michigan was ranked last for transparency by...

Faculty union plan protest march

Michael Williams April 23, 2015

The new contract the NMU administration offered to the faculty union will take money out of faculty pockets, according to union president Rebecca Mead. In response, the union will hold a march on Cohodas...

Native American studies major proposed, approved by Academic Senate, ASNMU

Michael Williams April 23, 2015

Faculty and students at the Center for Native American Studies (CNAS) hope that by Fall 2016, incoming students will be able to major in Native American studies, making NMU the first school in Michigan...

A memory of fire: eulogy for Eduardo Galeano

Michael Williams April 16, 2015

The literary world lost two icons Monday, April 15, in Uruguayan author Eduardo Galeano and German author Günter Grass, both from lung complications. Both writers were prolific—Grass won the 1999 Nobel...

You should be ashamed of yourself

Michael Williams April 16, 2015

Jon Ronson began with himself. In early 2012, Ronson noticed a fake Twitter account under his name was created by three academics who called the feed an “infomorph.” His infomorph was, apparently,...

Election investigation launched during vote

Michael Williams March 19, 2015

ASNMU president Katerina Klawes was campaigning at the Marketplace on Tuesday evening when she received an email from ASNMU’s Election Committee that it was investigating a claim that she had forged...

Campus confused about rape kit funding and associated costs

Michael Williams March 12, 2015

NMU students received a campus wide email Tuesday, March 10 from two co-chairs of the Sexual Assault Task Force stating that a North Wind editorial and article published Thursday February 5 contained “erroneous...

Review: “Sour Soul” by Ghostface Killah and Badbadnotgood

Michael Williams February 26, 2015

Ghostface Killah might be hip-hop’s Stephen King. That is, if cross-medium comparisons are appropriate or descriptive. Nah’mean? I’m not sure they are. I often flinch when I hear them. “X is...

Homelessness becomes more visible

Michael Williams February 19, 2015

The Marquette area has seen an increase in homeless populations correlating to a general rise in homelessness across the state of Michigan. In Michigan, about 117 people per 100,000 are homeless, meaning...

Michigan legislature sets bar for NMU

Michael Williams February 12, 2015

Last Thursday, NMU President Fritz Erickson wrote a guest column defending privacy against transparency. The next day, I sat in a room with four Michigan legislative leaders who argued for expanding...

Swipe with caution

Michael Williams February 5, 2015

Credit card readers in the Marquette area have been hacked in recent weeks, according to a Marquette Police Department press release from late January. Though card securities were compromised as early...

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