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NMU receives Jefferson Center “Muzzle” Award

Mike Klarin April 20, 2016

Northern Michigan University has been named a recipient of the 2016 “Muzzle” Award by the Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression. The Charlottesville, Virginia based nonprofit...

A survivor’s guide to eating vegan

Mike Klarin February 17, 2016

If you’ve been keeping up with The North Wind for the past few weeks, you may have noticed we are in the depths of a month-long experiment on food and the social issues related to eating. In week...

‘16 a game changer? (or just politics as usual)

Mike Klarin January 20, 2016

With Sunday’s Democratic presidential debate now behind us, political analysts and pundits alike have begun to debrief the events of the night and what it means for the left. For certain, third tier...

Erickson announces aims in new reallignment plan

Mike Klarin January 13, 2016

Multi-million dollar investments, improvements in athletic attendance, enrollment issues and community engagements—all are on the table in NMU President Fritz Erickson’s new university alignment plan,...

Finding warmth in a cold, dark galaxy

Mike Klarin November 4, 2015

The year 2015 is destined to go down in history as a watershed year in human space exploration. In contrast to the moon missions of the 1970s, we are now learning more about our own solar system than ever...

A tale of two Thai joints

Mike Klarin November 4, 2015

I have never been to Thailand, but it can be said that the best way to experience a culture and place is through its food. After all, the practice of eating and drinking is one definitive commonality we...

Relay for life returns to NMU for kick-off

Mike Klarin November 4, 2015

It’s been 30 years since the late Dr. Gordon Klatt, a colorectal surgeon, walked 83 miles over 24 hours at Baker Stadium in Tacoma, Wash. His motivation for this monumental feat was to raise money for...

Students travel time zones to learn history

Mike Klarin October 28, 2015

The sounds of soft wind and crickets greeted NMU world history students on Thursday, Oct. 22, when they participated in a video conference with a group of presenters in the West African country of Ghana. For...

Erickson email debunks rumors across campus

Mike Klarin October 21, 2015

In an email released Monday, NMU President Fritz Erickson attempted to dispel a laundry list of rumors he says have been circulating around campus. “All colleges and university campuses have active...

Marquette’s best Friday Fish Fry dinner (?)

Mike Klarin October 14, 2015

Stashed away seemingly in the middle of nowhere, on the road between Marquette and K.I. Sawyer, is what may be the area’s best-kept secret in dining. Aptly named the Crossroads Restaurant and Lounge,...

Erickson addresses packed town hall meeting

Mike Klarin October 14, 2015

Students filled Mead Auditorium to near capacity Tuesday, Oct. 13, for a chance to field their questions to NMU President Fritz Erickson and Vice President for Academic Affairs/Provost Kerri Schuiling...

New York Deli back in action

Mike Klarin September 23, 2015

New York Deli is back in business. Following a surprise renovation that began in July at the peak of tourist season, the shabby little building at the corner of Washington and 7th Street is suddenly not...

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