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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 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.
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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

Despite the freezing wind threatening to blow over their signs, protesters wrapped up hats, scarves and winter jackets marched from the wildcat statue outside of Jamrich Hall to Cohodas Hall on Thursday,...

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Expanded therapeutic access, spike in COVID-19 cases, plans for fall semester

Ashley Beronja April 15, 2021

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer held a COVID-19 briefing on April 14 discussing Michigan’s efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19. With Michigan experiencing a rise in cases, Whitmer has made no new regulations...

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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

President Fritz Erickson concluded final thoughts for the community with the last public forum for the semester. The forum was held over Zoom on April 14 and discussed future plans that would affect the...

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VACCINE PAUSE—The CDC and FDA have recommended anyone who has received allocations of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine to pause clinics after cases immerge of a rare and severe case of blood clotting. The news arrived on April 13 only a day after NMU received their Johnson & Johnson allocations for students.

NMU pauses Johnson & Johnson vaccination clinic for students

Ashley Beronja April 13, 2021

The vaccination clinic hosted by NMU for students that was planned to be held on Tuesday, April 13 from 1-5 p.m. and Wednesday, April 14 from 8-5 p.m. has been paused until further notice due to recommendation...

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SPECIAL DELIVERY—As part of the dessert delivery as thanks from NMU to community members during the pandemic, the recent dessert delivery extended thanks to other front line workers such as teachers. L-R Mackenzie Meyer and Sydney Wickstrom

NMU thanks community members with cookies for service during pandemic

Katarina Rothhorn April 8, 2021

Last semester, on Dec. 1, 2020, President Fritz Erickson organized the delivery of cookies to the workers in the UP Health System-Marquette to thank them for their service during the pandemic. Now, a...

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COVID-19 relief package, how it affects students

Ashley Beronja March 22, 2021

At the beginning of the month, the Senate passed the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 package that contains many solutions to help Americans struggling economically during the pandemic. The biggest result of the...

Graphic courtesy of Katelyn Ball

Love club on a hiatus

Olivia Apa February 14, 2021

Love Club is taking a break from holding meetings due to an increase in membership. The club was founded in 2018 by senior medicinal plant chemistry major Autin Clay. In order to abide by current social...

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