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

Dreyma Beronja, News Editor February 3, 2022

After a surge of COVID cases spiking since the return from winter break, Dr. Bob Lorinser, medical director for Marquette County Health Department, reports that cases are now decreasing in the area. "The...

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

With the winter semester approaching the end of its third week, Dr. Christopher Kirkpatrick, NMU’s medical director addressed current policies regarding COVID exposure, vaccination, positive tests and...

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

Northern Michigan University's Winter 2022 semester began two days late and did not hold in-person classes until the following week. This was in large part due to the rising cases of COVID with the omicron...

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,...

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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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