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COVID-19 cases are low at NMU at the beginning of the 2022 fall semester - graphic

Marquette area sees decrease in COVID cases, free KN95 masks for public

Dreyma Beronja, News Editor February 3, 2022
COVID cases in the area have decreased since last week and KN95 masks become available to the public for free through the Marquette County Health Department.
QUARANTINED—Students who live on campus who test positive for COVID-19 have the option to either return home if feeling well enough to do so or stay on campus in the first floor of Spooner Hall, the designated on-campus quarantine and isolation hall.

NMU medical director addresses quarantine, omicron concerns

Ayanna Allen, Staff Writer January 31, 2022
As the semester continues, Dr. Christopher Kirkpatrick, NMU medical director, addresses concerns regarding the new omicron variant, vaccines, quarantining on campus and positive test results on campus.
COVID on campus: how NMU is handling the omicron variant

COVID on campus: how NMU is handling the omicron variant

Dreyma Beronja, News Editor January 27, 2022
With the Winter 2022 semester kicking off and Omicron cases rising, NMU COVID taskforce explains how the campus is still running while keeping everyone safe.
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
With NMU pushing in-person classes back a week and now coming back to campus, students are left with mixed feelings on whether going back in person was the right move or not.
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NMU opens self-monitoring surveys, Health Center taking vaccination appointments

Dreyma Beronja, News Editor September 16, 2021
As of Sept. 14, those who have yet to upload their vaccination information to The Bridge will be asked to complete a self-monitoring survey once a week. The NMU Health Center is continuing to take appointments for those wishing to be vaccinated.
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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.
Photo courtesy of Mary Voet
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.
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Campus crime plummets: The culprit COVID-19

Rayna Sherbinow April 22, 2021

More students receiving COVID-19 vaccinations marks a start towards normalcy. However, campus is still relatively quiet compared to previous years. Many classes and student organization meetings are still...

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Department of Theatre and Dance modernizes Romeo and Juliet

Nate Jacobs April 21, 2021

Northern Michigan University’s Department of Theatre and Dance is producing a modern take on Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet to cap off the end of the 2021 winter semester. The show will be live starting...

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FROZEN PAY—NMU community members gathered on April 15 to rally from Jamrich to Cohodas Hall. This demonstration was a response to NMU’s administrative decision on April 6 to halt financial negotiations until after the Board of Trustee meetings that take place at the end of the month.

Professors rally for raise after freeze in negotiations

Katarina Rothhorn April 16, 2021
NMU community rallied together on April 15 in response to NMU's administrative decision to halt financial negotiations until the end of the month.
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Expanded therapeutic access, spike in COVID-19 cases, plans for fall semester

Ashley Beronja April 15, 2021
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced the expansion for therapeutic access for COVID-19 patients in response to the rise in Michigan cases.
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FINAL FORUM—President Fritz Erickson hosted the last forum of the year covering important plans for the future. These plans included the Fall 2021 semester, upcoming provost search and the strategic plan to improve NMU.

Final forum of semester covers fall 2021, provost search, strategic plan

Ayanna Allen April 15, 2021
The final forum of the year was held via Zoom on April 14 covering plans for Fall 2021, upcoming provost search and new strategic plan to improve NMU.
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