The Student News Site of Northern Michigan University

The North Wind

The North Wind

The North Wind

Graphic courtesy of Graduate Studies and Research

CGSR hosting workshops for graduate students

Madoline Plattenberg, Copy Editor January 21, 2022

Students interested in attending graduate school can take advantage of a series of workshops to help them better understand the process of applying to programs – including the requirement of the Graduate...

LEGACY—For NMUs MLK Day of Service, participants met outside of Forest Roberts Theatre before marching through campus together towards The Lodge holding a banner showcasing Kings message.

MLK Day of Service features guest speaker, community service projects

Harry Stine, Contributing Writer January 19, 2022

Northern Michigan University held its annual gathering and day of service in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The event held on Monday featured Darnishia Slade, the keynote speaker for the day from...

NEW MANDATES—As Omicron variant cases rise, NMU along with others across the U.S. are now switching to wear the safer mask choice of N95 or KN95 to prevent the spread of COVID-19. NMU is requiring anyone on campus to wear the N95 or KN95.

In-person classes: staying safe or taking a risk

Dreyma Beronja and Ayanna Allen, News Editor and Staff Writer January 19, 2022

Northern Michigan University delayed in-person classes the first week of the semester due to a lack of proper mask supplies. Now only a week later, campus opens back up and classes go back in-person.  However,...

NMU Day of Giving hosts fifth annual fundraising event

NMU Day of Giving hosts fifth annual fundraising event

Dreyma Beronja, News Editor December 3, 2021

Northern Michigan University held its fifth annual NMU Day of Giving in order to help increase academic resources and expand critical access and aid for NMU students. The day of giving was held on Tuesday,...

Photo courtesy of Lower Kuskokwim School District
LEARNING—Alaskans Lower Kuskokwim School District was established in 1991. For the last 18 years, the school district has came to NMU in hopes of recruiting new employees.

Career Services partners with Alaskan school for teaching opportunities

Ayanna Allen, Staff Writer December 3, 2021

Northern Michigan University’s Career Services will be collaborating with the Lower Kuskokwim School District to host an information session about teaching in the “bush” of Alaska. The information...

TAKING A VOTE—NMUs Board of Trustees met virtually on Wednesday, Dec. 1, for a special session to discuss the presidential search firm as well as interim presidents, Kerri Schuiling, contract. The next scheduled board meeting will be on Thursday, Dec. 9, at 11:30 a.m. in the Northern Center.

BOT holds special meeting for presidential search firm, interim president’s contract

Dreyma Beronja, News Editor December 2, 2021

Northern Michigan University’s Board of Trustees met on Wednesday, Dec. 1, over Zoom for a special session. The session covered the presidential search firm recommendation and the interim president’s...

COVID-19 dining credit offered for second time, rise in COVID-19 cases

COVID-19 dining credit offered for second time, rise in COVID-19 cases

Dreyma Beronja, News Editor November 19, 2021

Northern Michigan University is providing the $100 dining credit for a second time as a thank you to those who receive their vaccination.  The dining credit opportunity started on Nov. 2 and will go...

NMU Health Center reminds students to stay safe during flu season

NMU Health Center reminds students to stay safe during flu season

Joad Blaauw-Hara, Contributing Writer November 18, 2021

Flu season is here and the NMU Health Center is here to help. Amidst the pandemic, Christopher Kirkpatrick, Health Center medical director, reminds students how to stay safe during the flu and cold season.  In...

PARKED—Northern Michigan Universitys parking lots will alternate throughout the winter semester for closing weather permitting. These weekend cleanups will help keep lots cleared of snow and ice for students, staff, faculty and visitors to make driving easier.

Winter parking mandates, staying safe during inclement weather

Joslin Brown, Contributing Writer November 17, 2021

It’s that time of year again. As the winter weather begins to become more prominent, driving and parking conditions worsen. For those who are experiencing their first U.P. winter, it can be intimidating...

FIRST GENERATION—Students, faculty and staff at NMU kicked off the First Generation Student Day on Monday at the Wildcat Willy statute outside of Jamrich hall. The celebration was followed on the second floor of Hedgecock.

McNair Scholars celebrates First-Generation Student Day

Ryley Wilcox, Contributing Writer November 12, 2021

The McNair Scholars program hosted First-Generation Student Day on Monday, Nov. 8 to celebrate the experiences and presence of first-generation students, faculty and staff at Northern Michigan University. The...

Marquette After Dusk invites vampires to campus with Friday Night LARP

Marquette After Dusk invites vampires to campus with Friday Night LARP

Dreyma Beronja, News Editor November 12, 2021

The fun doesn’t have to end when the sun goes down. In fact, for NMU’s vampire live-action roleplay, or LARP, group, Marquette After Dusk, the fun begins for them when the sun goes down. Sebastian...

SUPPORT—After 131 days of negotiating for a new faculty contract, NMU-AAUP voted yes in ratifying on the most recent five-year contract.

AAUP votes yes for ratifying five-year contract

Dreyma Beronja, News Editor November 11, 2021

Northern Michigan University’s faculty union, NMU-AAUP, voted yes to ratifying the five-year contract that was recently proposed with 197 for and 30 against. The news broke on Monday with a press...

Load More Stories