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Heritage Center holding exhibit on history of NMU architecture

August 27, 2021
Through photos, maps, architectural diagrams and artifacts, students can learn about pieces of the campus which no longer exist, including Kaye Hall, and about the significance of structures which are still present, such as Harden Hall.
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Former ASNMU presidents offer advice to incoming representatives

Rayna Sherbinow April 8, 2021

The results of the ASNMU elections will be announced soon. As new representatives take charge, their predecessors will step down into the ranks of history. NMU’s student government has a long and storied...

graphic of paper being digitized onto a laptop

UPLINK makes history for the Upper Peninsula

Rayna Sherbinow February 4, 2021

The NMU archives recently launched the development of The Upper Peninsula Digital Network or, UPLINK, which will enable heritage organizations around the UP to digitize their collections of historical...

Graphic of signs being held up stating voting rights are human rights

A glance at voting rights in America

Peter Smedley October 29, 2020

The right to vote is a privilege given to the citizens of the United States, yet voting has been a monumental point of contention throughout U.S. history. The ability to vote was once allowed to only...

Columbus Statue

Columbus doesn’t deserve a day of celebration

Justin Van't Hof October 12, 2020

Growing up, I remember learning in Elementary school that in 1492 Christopher Columbus was an explorer who sailed the Atlantic ocean and discovered the Americas. In my history book, he was painted as...

Picture of tools found during survey

Beaumier exhibit to offer look into past of Marquette Mountain

Charles Griffin August 11, 2020

Mount Marquette for many people can be a big part of living in Marquette, be it going there for skiing in the winter, or hiking in the summer. What a lot of people don’t know is what went on in...

Northern can share MLK Jr.s dream

Northern can share MLK Jr.’s dream

North Wind Staff January 23, 2020

Jan. 20 was a holiday that NMU enjoyed staying closed. But while having Monday off was a luxury, we wouldn’t have had the glory of that extra day if it weren’t for a man who had a dream.  Perhaps...


Right now will soon be history

Sam Rush September 25, 2019

I am a firm believer that we are living through a unique time in American history. Many drastic changes in how we function as a society have happened in such a short period of time. It’s hard to take...

Women deserve continued recognition

Women deserve continued recognition

North Wind Staff March 14, 2019

Against a backdrop of the #MeToo movement, the third Women’s March and a record number of women in Congress, this year’s Women’s History Month is more significant than ever. As we approach...

Short history of dismal science

Dr. Gary McDonnell April 18, 2013

Thomas Carlyle, a 19th century historian and essayist called economics the “dismal science.” Many people are familiar with this description. It is widely believed that Carlyle was referring to the...

Cultures, foods presentation kicks off Native American Heritage Month at NMU

Mindy Grabko October 25, 2012

As November approaches, NMU is preparing for Native American History Month and the celebrations that come with it. “Those Who Sustain Us: Native Cultures and Foods” is one presentation among many...

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