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Queers & Allies: A safe space for LGBTQIA+ and allies

Ayanna Allen, Staff Writer September 16, 2021

Queers & Allies, a group on campus, hosted their third meeting Sept. 15 with the hope of bringing members of the LGBTQ+ community and allies together. The meeting featured games and a discussion of...

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UP Wild hosts hike in ‘Old Town’ Negaunee

Dreyma Beronja, News Editor September 16, 2021

UP Wild will host their repeat event from last year, Hike the Lost City, to the public this Saturday. Participants will climb staircases that lead to non-existing homes, walk crumbling roads and see abandoned...

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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....

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NMU Theatre and Dance holds Elf the Musical auditions

Dreyma Beronja, News Editor September 14, 2021

Northern Michigan University Theatre and Dance are holding auditions for their winter musical, Elf the Musical. All NMU community members are welcome to audition and NMU students are given preference in...

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FALL KICKOFF—Those in the Languages, Literatures and International Studies department celebrated the 2019 fall semester with their annual kickoff event. This year with classes being back in person, the LLIS met on Whitman Lawn to celebrate the start of the fall semester.

LLIS kicks off fall semester with social gathering

Dreyma Beronja, News Editor September 12, 2021

The Languages, Literatures and International Studies department had their kick-off event on Thursday to celebrate the start of the school year. Those who attended enjoyed lawn games, food and refreshments...

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Feminism for All hosts annual Slut Walk

Ayanna Allen, Staff Writer September 9, 2021

Feminism for All will be hosting its annual Slut Walk to bring about awareness of sexual assault. There will be speeches and performances such as poetry, memoirs, personal narratives and more. The walk...

SHOWING SUPPORT—Most years students can see greens and golds fill the city of Marquette, to display their NMU support. This year, students saw the town flood with red as signs saying support NMU faculty were displayed in windows, front yards and even in their cars.

Students show solidarity with tentative faculty contract agreement

Dreyma Beronja, News Editor September 9, 2021

Northern Michigan University faculty have now reached a tentative agreement with the administration on a new five-year contract. The announcement was made Saturday evening through an email sent by President...

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IN THE LAB—Jim Marquardson, student adviser for information assurance & cyber defense, in the Upper Peninsula Cybersecurity Institute working with a student. The UPCI is the only facility of its kind in the U.P. and home to a community-based   resource for developing and diversifying a strong cybersecurity workforce in the U.P. for students.

SCA teaches cybersecurity with web application hacking event

Dreyma Beronja, News Editor September 8, 2021

Student Cybersecurity Association hosted their first event of the semester with the web application hacking event. Those who attended learned how to install the tools necessary to test the security of...

YES OR NO—NMU-AAUP union members casted their votes on Thursday to decide whether or not the executive committee would be able to call a strike. Results came Saturday with an overwhelming favor of giving the committee permission to call for a strike at 183 to 35.

NMU-AAUP votes yes for strike authorization

Dreyma Beronja, News Editor September 4, 2021

Results from NMU-AAUP's strike authorization vote show that union members who cast ballots overwhelmingly voted yes with a 183 to 35 in favor of the executive committee to call a strike if necessary. AAUP...

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TAKING A VOTE—With contract negotiation mediations entering its second month, NMU-AAUP now are holding a strike authorization vote to decide whether or not they are able to go on strike.

NMU-AAUP hold strike authorization vote

Dreyma Beronja & Justin Van't Hof, News Editor, Editor-in-Chief September 3, 2021

NMU-AAUP met Thursday evening to discuss the possibility of going on strike. The strike authorization vote was the topic of discussion during the regularly scheduled meeting as part of the ongoing...

CONTRACT MEDIATION—The faculty union at NMU, NMU-AAUP, are still working without a contract. Recently the union responded to a clarification email sent out by President Fritz Erickson.

NMU-AAUP responds to clarification email from President Erickson

Dreyma Beronja, News Editor September 3, 2021

Those who are registered to receive emails from [email protected] would have received an email on Aug. 26 regarding the NMU-AAUP faculty contract mediation. The email was sent from the office of President...

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...

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