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Eco-religious group cleans up old meds

sam.holcomb and sam.holcomb April 25, 2007
A police officer stood behind a man who was counting a handful of tiny blue pills on Saturday, April 21 at St. Peter's Cathedral on Baraga Street. Thousands of prescription pills exchanged hands but there was no illegal activity. Instead, it was part of an environmental initiative to clean up unused pharmaceuticals to keep them out of the Upper Peninsula waters.

NMU professor of dance dies at 66

sam.holcomb and sam.holcomb April 25, 2007
NMU dance professor Dorothy Roberta Verley died Thursday, April 19 after battling an illness for several months. Verley was born on September 7, 1940 in Fulda, Minn. Verley taught health, physical education and dance courses in the Department of Health, Recreation and Physical Education (HPER) for 34 years, between 1967 and 2001.

Universities hire more part-time faculty

sam.holcomb and sam.holcomb April 18, 2007
When Frankie McCormick moved to Marquette in 1995, she had a Ph.D. in organic chemistry but no job. Her husband, Don Marquardt, had been hired as a full-time chemistry professor at NMU, but there were no other job openings for which McCormick could apply.
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