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Fall semester dorm checkouts coming up soon, what to expect

Ruby Simoneau November 13, 2020

With the end of the semester approaching, students on campus will need to prepare for dorm checkouts within the following week.  During a typical year, it’s required that all residents meet...

election day

Marquette casts votes on election day, positivity seen at polls

Jesse Wiederhold November 4, 2020

Election Day spread steadily over Marquette as students and members of the community trickled through the polls to vote. Though the atmosphere was very busy in the morning, the polling stations were pretty...

Surveillance COVID-19 testing NMU

NMU begins surveillance COVID-19 testing

Justin Van't Hof October 8, 2020

As COVID-19 cases in neighboring counties continue to rise, NMU has recently begun their random surveillance testing in hopes to further contain the spread of the virus around campus. The university has...

space pollution

NMU Alumni launch company to clean up space pollution

Nicholas Conroy October 6, 2020

Kall Morris Inc. is a company formed to clean up and deal with the growing problem of debris in outer space. Operating out of Marquette, MI, the company was formed by three NMU alumni. Kall Morris...

NMU Police Log

Notable campus crimes from September recapped

Jesse Wiederhold October 2, 2020

Students may not be aware of the NMU Police Activity Log, which has useful information about all crimes and incidents happening on campus. This is updated in real-time as events unfold. The log has dates,...

Nursing Open House

Nursing program hosts open house via Zoom

Peter Smedley September 23, 2020

This Thursday, Sept. 24, the School of Nursing is hosting a virtual open house for pre-med students and students interested in joining the pre-med program. The event will be held via Zoom at 11 a.m. and...


NMU distributes $115 CARES act grants to students

Katarina Rothhorn September 18, 2020

On March 27, Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act or, CARES Act that allotted $2.2 trillion for economic aid to the American people negatively impacted by the COVID-19...

A picture of the Carillon Towers with the plaque removed at Northern Michigan University.

Online petition calls for the rededication of NMU monument

Northern Michigan University officials removed a plaque on the Carillon Towers after an online petition calls for the monument to be rededicated. The petition, written by John Doe, an anonymous...

Northern can share MLK Jr.s dream

Northern can share MLK Jr.’s dream

North Wind Staff January 23, 2020

Jan. 20 was a holiday that NMU enjoyed staying closed. But while having Monday off was a luxury, we wouldn’t have had the glory of that extra day if it weren’t for a man who had a dream.  Perhaps...

Unfair treatment from SFC holds NAE funds back

Unfair treatment from SFC holds NAE funds back

Olivia Helka January 16, 2020

Northern Arts and Entertainment (NAE) met with the Student Finance Committee (SFC) to ask for funding for this semester. During this meeting, NAE was denied an increase in allocation or a carry forward...

Trade kindness for better living

Trade kindness for better living

Hannah Jones October 17, 2019

Everyday, we interact with hundreds of faces, many just in passing.  We often times pay no mind to the person behind the face that is the barista who took your order at Starbucks, and behind them,...

Left to right: Tim Eggert, Alex Skinner, Sophie Hillmeyer, Kelsii Kyto

Graduating North Wind staff say goodbye

North Wind Staff April 25, 2019

By: Tim Eggert, editor-in-chief From writing columns about campus tobacco bans to investigating university policies and reporting on state elections, I’m amazed at how far I’ve evolved as a journalist...

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