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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...


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...

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder

Erickson to invite Snyder for May commencement

Winter Keefer November 2, 2017

In a move that has sparked controversy among NMU faculty, President Fritz Erickson will soon extend an invitation to Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder to be the commencement speaker at next semester’s graduation....

El-Sayed needs more than authenticity for nomination

El-Sayed needs more than authenticity for nomination

Tim Eggert October 19, 2017

Even though the first vote in the 2018 race for Michigan governor won’t be cast for another 13 months, candidates have already taken to the campaign trail statewide. Among them is Abdul El-Sayed, whose...

Governor Synder rescued Michigan from ruin

Justin Bis January 31, 2013

As citizens, we are a pretty pessimistic bunch about government. In a majority of cases, that is absolutely warranted. War, corruption, deficits, demagoguery, high taxes, constant lying from both sides...

Snyder visits NMU

Hannah Fermanich November 29, 2012

Governor Rick Snyder made a stop at NMU on Tuesday, Nov. 27 with executives from We Energies and Wolverine Power Cooperative to announce a new agreement that will ensure Marquette’s Presque Isle Power...

Snyder appoints new NMU board members

Hannah Fermanich November 15, 2012

Governor Rick Snyder announced the appointment of two new members to NMU’s Board of Trustees on Wednesday, Nov. 14. Thomas Zurbuchen of Ann Arbor and NMU alumni Steve Mitchell of West Bloomfield will...

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