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Editorial—Housing and parking experiencing growing pains

Editorial—Housing and parking experiencing growing pains

North Wind Staff September 16, 2021
As we settle into the semester, a few changes have become noticeable on campus. Perhaps foremost are the full dorms and parking lots. While we’re pleased for the university that more parking passes and housing contracts were purchased this year than last, thus bringing in greater revenue, the sudden growth from the emptiness of COVID-19 also causes some discomfort.
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NMU opens self-monitoring surveys, Health Center taking vaccination appointments

Dreyma Beronja, News Editor September 16, 2021

NMU is now in week four of the academic semester with being fully back in person. Precautions are continuously being made to make sure campus is safe by mask mandates, social distancing and as of Sept....

SURVEILLANCE TESTING—As part of the three month pilo program, NMU lab will work with ddPCR machines to analyze wastewater from various different lift stations around Marquette to locate COVID-19 and its variants.

NMU lab continues to surveillance COVID-19 in local wastewaters

Ayanna Allen, Staff Writer September 3, 2021

Surveillance of COVID-19 and its variants in local and on campus wastewater have continued with the use of ddPCR machines since last October after Josh Sharp, associate professor of biology, and his team...

STAYING SAFE—Students in HON101 follow NMUs mask protocols by wearing masks properly above the nose. NMU implemented the mask mandate shortly before the start of the Fall 2021 semester in accommodation to CDC guidelines.

NMU COVID-19 cases reach all-time low

Dreyma Beronja, News Editor September 2, 2021

While the Fall 2021 semester has brought more focus towards vaccinations, COVID-19 cases still exist on and off campus. As of Sept. 1, NMU has had one active case according to the Safe on Campus dashboard....

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STAYING SAFE—The updated mask mandate now requires everyone on campus whether vaccinated or not to wear masks in all buildings. The updated mandate came Monday afternoon to comply with CDC recommendations.

Mask protocol update, masks required in all buildings

Dreyma Beronja, News Editor August 26, 2021
On Aug. 24 President Fritz Erickson sent out an email updating the mask protocol for campus stating that masks would be required in all campus buildings.
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NMU offers COVID-19 related grant to students

Dreyma Beronja, News Editor August 26, 2021
NMU's Board of Trustees approved a COVID-19 related grant to help aid students while recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic. Students can receive grants up to $1,000.
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MASK UP—NMU will continue to have those on campus wear masks while in classrooms and labs to keep everyone safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 guidelines for fall, vaccination dining credit

Dreyma Beronja, News Editor August 24, 2021
With NMU kicking off the Fall 2021 semester, those on campus can expect to see similar safety protocols that were implemented the previous year to continue to keep everyone safe. NMU also pushes a focus on encouraging vaccinations with giving a $100 dining credit to those who upload their vaccination card to The Bridge.
Participant taking a COVID-19

Campus testing update, vaccine clinics

Ashley Beronja January 20, 2021

After being away for winter break for nearly two months, campus is starting to be occupied again by students along with the potential threat of COVID-19. As of Jan. 19, the number of cases for the...

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COVID-19 threshold ranges, expectations for rest of semester

Jesse Wiederhold October 30, 2020

As Northern navigates the final month before exams some may wonder what could happen if there was a large spike in COVID-19 cases. Could this affect the outlook or final piece of the semester? There is...

Surveillance COVID-19 testing NMU

NMU begins surveillance COVID-19 testing

Justin Van't Hof October 8, 2020

As COVID-19 cases in neighboring counties continue to rise, NMU has recently begun their random surveillance testing in hopes to further contain the spread of the virus around campus. The university has...

NASA conducting an online meeting during winter semester of last year

Student organizations embrace hybrid meeting format

Rayna Sherbinow September 16, 2020

Student organizations face a difficult decision this semester. When and how to hold meetings is something each group must consider due to COVID-19 restrictions. If groups meet in-person members must wear...

Doctor prepares COVID-19 tests

Editorial: With some testing results delayed, we support no test, no class

NW Staff September 3, 2020

The length of time it has taken for the NMU student population to receive COVID-19 test results has sparked concern and stress for many. The brief scare everyone had when thinking we would have to attend...

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