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At 8:30 a.m. May 5, students and community groups will protest Gov. Rick Snyder speaking at commencement by gathering along Presque Isle Avenue and Fair Avenue by the entrances to the Superior Dome where the ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. Students plan on standing and turning their backs during Snyder’s speech.
Photo by: Neil Flavin

Protest set for commencement ceremony

Trevor Drew April 26, 2018

As an act of protest during Gov. Rick Snyder’s speech at the May 5 commencement ceremony, some graduating seniors and students in attendance will stand up and turn their backs, according to a press release...


BOT emails reveal several voices reached out against Snyder speaking

Trevor Drew April 19, 2018

Leading up to the 2018 May commencement, the NMU Board of Trustees (BOT) received negative feedback over the selection of Gov. Rick Snyder as a speaker from the NMU chapter of American Association of University...


Graduation speaker selection process examined

Trevor Drew April 12, 2018

While the outcome has been anything but, NMU President Fritz Erickson said in a statement to The North Wind that the selection process for this year’s May commencement speaker was “pretty routine.” “The...

Group offers resources for men’s mental health

Group offers resources for men’s mental health

Trevor Drew April 5, 2018

“I just want students to know it’s never a shameful thing to ask for help, no matter what it is,” Tommy Hickey, president of Men Outside the Box (MOB), said, encouraging male students to seek help...

4Reels holds 24-hour contest

4Reels holds 24-hour contest

Trevor Drew March 29, 2018

Winning films are now viewable on YouTube The winners of this year’s annual 4Reels 24-hour film challenge along with other submissions can be viewed on the group’s Youtube channel titled “4Reels...

After receiving concerns over whether materials are actually being recycled or not, MCSWMA Director Brad Austin encourages residents to visit the landfill where he will provide a tour of the recycling process. The landfill is located at 600 Co Rd NP, Marquette, MI 49855.
Photo by: Trevor Drew

Glass not recycled since 2012

Trevor Drew March 22, 2018

Marquette residents voice concerns over trust in recycling program The Marquette County Solid Waste Management Authority (MCSWMA) is continuing to deal with the aftermath following the announcement...

Community members stand in line on Monday, waiting to purchase tickets for the Hockey Association championship game between NMU and MTU that will take place Saturday. Tickets sold out in four hours. Photo by: Lindsey Eaton

Sold-out game paves way for ticket scalpers 

Trevor Drew March 15, 2018

After receiving complaints that tickets for Saturday’s Western Collegiate Hockey Association championship game between NMU and Michigan Technological University (MTU) were being scalped, public safety...

Two languages are better than one

Two languages are better than one

Trevor Drew March 1, 2018

“What do you call someone who speaks three languages? Trilingual. What do you call someone who speaks two languages? Bilingual. What do you call someone who speaks one language? American.” A Cuban...

The complex is located on NMU’s North Campus and spans nearly five acres. It is home to the department of Technology and Occupational Sciences. It features more than 40 specialized laboratories and classrooms. Photo by: Emma Case

NMU ranked second in capital outlay scoring

Trevor Drew March 1, 2018

Out of 15 different university projects, NMU’s capital outlay request for a $26.5 million renovation of the Jacobetti Complex is ranked second by the state of Michigan, putting them in “good shape”...

After the initial closing of the Jacobetti Complex due to elevated lead content, two independent labs collected samples for testing. Both results indicated levels below the legal limit.
Photo by: Kat Torreano

Jacobetti results prompt campus-wide test

Trevor Drew February 22, 2018

Northern Michigan University officials have decided to test the water in all campus buildings to establish a quality baseline after elevated lead levels were discovered in the Jacobetti Complex last week. After...

The east wall of emergency shelter after renovations. The beds and exit were built and donated by the Northern Contracter Program. Photo by: Neil Flavin

Janzen House recovers from flood damage

Trevor Drew February 15, 2018

Since floodwaters severely damaged the lower level of the historic Janzen House in downtown Marquette over a year ago, the shelter has restored and renovated the area, which is now fully functional. In...

Students from the “Protest Snyder at Graduation” Facebook page meet in Jamrich to discuss possible protest options for the commencement ceremony. Photo by: Lindsey Eaton

Snyder accepts invite, students plan protest

Trevor Drew February 8, 2018

The same day NMU officials announced Gov. Rick Snyder will speak at NMU’s May 5 commencement, a Facebook group was created to organize students who want to protest his address. Since its creation...

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