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RETURNING TO NORMAL — Lydia M. Olson Library, once an often empty area, once again has students regularly studying and conversing. While many enjoy the liveliness, some prefer having a bit more space to study.

Editorial — Mixed blessings come with increased campus enrollment

North Wind Editorial Staff October 6, 2023

After a dip in enrollment during the past few years, enrollment on campus has finally begun to increase. The halls are now filled with students, many of whom are completely new faces for the campus. The...

Editorial—Housing and parking experiencing growing pains

Editorial—Housing and parking experiencing growing pains

North Wind Staff September 16, 2021
As we settle into the semester, a few changes have become noticeable on campus. Perhaps foremost are the full dorms and parking lots. While we’re pleased for the university that more parking passes and housing contracts were purchased this year than last, thus bringing in greater revenue, the sudden growth from the emptiness of COVID-19 also causes some discomfort.
SPACE FOR DA PLOWS—Marquette City Police Department urges car owners to abide by the annual parking ban, which prevents vehicles from parking on streets and blocking snow plows.

Winter street parking prohibited by annual safety restriction

Akasha Khalsa November 7, 2019

As the winter temperature creeps in, Marquette residents and new students should be aware of the renewal of the annual parking ban in Marquette, which prohibits cars from being left on the streets during...

Scarce parking crisis plagues NMU

Scarce parking crisis plagues NMU

Jessica Parsons August 30, 2018

On Monday morning, there were three things I was trying to avoid: pedestrians, other drivers, and being late to my first class. These three things were also what I dealt with. Dealing with pedestrians...

Resident student parking lot expands

Resident student parking lot expands

Von Lanier November 30, 2017

One hundred new parking spaces are available for resident students to use that will serve as an expansion of Parking Lot 14, located along Tracy Avenue at NMU. The new lot is fully functional with a...

Photo by Noah Hausmann.

Editorial: Parking must improve along with campus

North Wind Staff October 19, 2017

NMU students are quite familiar with construction, but they’re also all-too-familiar with problematic parking on campus. What started as a joke has turned into a real problem for the campus community. Parking...

Photo by Kat Torreano: A car circles Lot 11. Lot 11 holds parking space sections for students, faculty and staff, according to the most recent parking map.

Parking problems persist on campus

Jake Bekemeyer October 19, 2017

Crowded parking lots on campus this semester are forcing students to park far from their dorms, causing frustration among some of the student body, but the university is taking steps to provide more spots. Decreased...

Grounds crew offers suggestions for winter parking

Ellen Holmes March 14, 2013

With winter weather still upon us, the NMU groundskeeping staff continues to fulfill all snow removal needs on campus, and additionally urges students and staff to be mindful and conscious when driving...

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