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Opinion—Erickson termination leaves NMU with unprecedented uncertainty

Opinion—Erickson termination leaves NMU with unprecedented uncertainty

Travis Nelson, Sports Editor October 7, 2021
I really thought that the past two years couldn’t be touched in terms of the level of chaos at NMU. However, topping even a global pandemic, right now we’re left without a permanent president or a union contract.
Editorial—Reflections on Erickson’s termination

Editorial—Reflections on Erickson’s termination

North Wind Staff October 5, 2021
It has now been over a week since the Board of Trustees unexpectedly terminated former President of the university Fritz Erickson on Sept. 24. For several days after the event, blindsided students watched and rewatched the meeting, analyzing each word spoken by BOT members, trying to fully understand the abrupt termination.
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Kerri Schuiling appointed interim president

Dreyma Beronja and Ayanna Allen, News Editor and Staff Writer October 1, 2021

Kerri Schuiling, provost and vice president of academic affairs, was appointed as interim president of Northern Michigan University at the latest Board of Trustees meeting. Schuiling became provost...

Board of Trustees terminates President Erickson

Board of Trustees terminates President Erickson

Dreyma Beronja and Akasha Khalsa, News Editor and Opinion Editor September 24, 2021

Northern Michigan University Board of Trustees has terminated President Fritz Erickson, effective immediately. The vote was unanimous. With less than 48 hours’ notice, a special BOT meeting was called...

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Editorial—What’s up with blocking our new BOT member?

North Wind Staff March 4, 2021

Republican lawmakers in the Michigan Senate have blocked several governor-appointed officials, including one for NMU’s Board of Trustees. Citing opposition to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s COVID-19 policies,...

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ASNMU adopts resolution urging state senate to reconsider vote to block BOT appointee

Justin Van't Hof February 22, 2021

On Thursday, Feb. 18 ASNMU met for a special session and unanimously approved a resolution urging the state senate to reconsider its vote to block Jason Morgan, NMU alumni and former ASNMU president,...

CHAIR ELECTED — When the Board of Trustees met on Dec. 11 they chose a chair and vice chair for the 2021 calendar year. Former vice chair Tami Seavoy was selected as chair head and Steve Young was voted as vice chair. Justin Vant Hof/NW

Board of Trustees elects new chair, vice chair

Justin Van't Hof December 12, 2020

The Board of Trustees elected a new chair and vice chair for the 2021 calendar year and approved a number of actions at their Dec. 11 meeting.  The new board will consist of chair Tami Seavoy,...

“As a yooper and as a graduate of Ishpeming High School and of Northern, this is the greatest honor of my life.”
–– Steve Mitchell, board of trustees chairperson

BOT welcomes new chair

Mary McDonough January 30, 2020

 During the last Board of Trustees meeting in December of 2019, Steve Mitchell was voted in as the new Chairperson.  Mitchell along with Tami Seavoy will serve together as chairman and vice...

NEW LEADERSHIP— Donna Murray-Brown, the recent Board of Trustees appointee, hopes to learn a great deal about NMU and Marquette as she becomes accustomed to her role in the university.

Governor fills vacancy in university board

Akasha Khalsa January 23, 2020

Detroit-based CEO Donna Murray-Brown was appointed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to fill a vacancy in the Board of Trustees (BOT) previously occupied by Bridget Summers. There were likely many different...

Board of Trustees approves buildings name change

Board of Trustees approves buildings name change

Kelsii Kyto January 17, 2019

With the start of the new semester in full swing, changes from the December 2018 Board of Trustees (BOT) meetings were put into place, one being the name changes of many distinct buildings around campus....

NMU President Fritz Erickson explains details of the Strategic Resource Allocation Implementation Task Force Report to the Board of Trustees at its final meeting in December. 

Photo by: Tim Eggert

Erickson delivers ITF report

Tim Eggert January 17, 2019

The NMU Board of Trustees (BOT) is reviewing the first draft of the Strategic Resource Allocation (SRA) Implementation Task Force (ITF) Report after President Fritz Erickson presented it at the BOT’s...


Snyder appoints BOT replacements

Tim Eggert October 23, 2018

With less than 75 days left in office, Gov. Rick Snyder on Friday appointed a current aid and a senior lobbyist to the NMU Board of Trustees (BOT) as replacements for a pair of seats due to expire in December. Travis...

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