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Salvation Army’s red kettle becomes virtual

Nikki Mitchell December 8, 2011

As the holiday season approaches, a familiar sound greets Marquette customers as they enter grocery stores and make their way through the Westwood Mall: bell ringers, raising money through The Salvation...

President Wong holds campus forum

Nikki Mitchell December 1, 2011

NMU President Les Wong provided updates on eight focus points of the university to a crowd of students and faculty during the campus forum on Wednesday, Nov. 30. The first point, internal communications...

Freshman 15: New study unveils big fat college myth

Nikki Mitchell November 17, 2011

Before going off to college my freshman year, I had several people tell me that I shouldn’t feel bad if I packed on a few pounds. The dreaded “Freshman 15” is the weight gain that is perceived to...

Studies conducted to improve housing at NMU

Nikki Mitchell November 17, 2011

NMU Housing and Residence Life will be working with The Scion Group, LLC. and Integrated Designs Incorporated (IDI) in order to conduct a study of what prospective and current students seek in terms of...

NMU will switch to pay cards

Nikki Mitchell November 10, 2011

Northern Michigan University’s Human Resources Department will be eliminating paper checks and moving to VISA pay cards during the winter 2011 semester. Students will have the option to use the pay cards...

Marquette General Hospital reorganizes staff and management

Nikki Mitchell November 3, 2011

Marquette General Hospital (MGH) announced a restructuring of its services that will lead to the elimination of 21 management positions and further staff reduction. Although the program reorganization...

Local video store presents option for unhappy Netflix costumers

Nikki Mitchell October 20, 2011

Family Video stores of Marquette and Negaunee offered a promotion valued up to $9.95 to both new and existing members who brought in an email notice of their Netflix cancellation. The promotion took place...

Intel offers student internships

Nikki Mitchell October 13, 2011

Internships at Intel for the Winter 2012 semester are being offered to NMU students who are interested in working with computer software and other technological devices. There are five internship positions...

Student travels to Grand Canyon to research noise pollution issues

Nikki Mitchell October 13, 2011

NMU student Jesse Lynch, a sophomore speech language and hearing sciences major, spent part of his summer on a week-long backpacking and kayaking trip through the Grand Canyon with students from across...

Multiple schools break copyright laws

Nikki Mitchell September 29, 2011

A recent copyright infringement lawsuit involving Google and five universities has challenged the way universities are making copyrighted information available to students, faculty and the public. The...

Third Street business owners voted to be a part of the Downtown Development Authority

Nikki Mitchell September 22, 2011

After formal requests from Marquette businesses, surveys and months of discussion, the Downtown Development Authority (DDA) has expanded to include businesses and properties on Third Street. According...

Six U.P. schools work together to help students complete reverse transfer credits

Nikki Mitchell September 15, 2011

After several months of collaborating, six Upper Michigan higher education institutions, including Northern, have agreed on an option that will help students get an associate degree from a community college...

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