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Students in the Divest NMU organization meet to discuss future ways to increase awareness of fossil fuels on Nov. 9, 2021. Their current efforts include a petition to support NMUs complete divestment from fossil fuels, an informational table in Jamrich and posters.

Student-led petition aims to divest NMU from fossil fuels

Katarina Rothhorn, Features Editor November 10, 2021

Last month, a group of students banded together to form the Divest NMU organization which provides a platform for them to convince NMU to divest from fossil fuel companies and develop more sustainable...

Nicola Falco performs with his band “The Kitchen Sink at Superior Culture’s outdoor stage on Sept. 30 before the venue was taken down for the winter season.

Kombucha bar offers space for live music, local artists to thrive

Maggie Duly, Social Media Editor November 5, 2021

Superior Culture is a kombucha brewery and taproom established in 2018 centrally located on Third Street in Marquette. The business was created by brewmaster, Alex Rowland, Michigan State University graduate...

carbon neutral NMU

Open letter—NMU, commit to carbon neutrality

Ryan Stock January 22, 2021
In the last few years, NMU has doubled down on its commitment to sustainability by launching the Sustainability Advisory Council, the Eco-Reps, additional degree and certificate programs, new courses, new faculty hires, and new partnerships and collaborations. Indeed, such efforts are internationally recognized. According to the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, NMU has moved from “Bronze” to “Silver” status when measured in their STARS framework assessing sustainability performance. This designation is a significant accomplishment. And yet, NMU’s sustainable solutions remain woefully inadequate to tackle the present climate crisis.
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...

Photo by Winter Keefer: Students Laura Long and Nathan Frischkorn collect student signatures in opposition of Gov. Rick Snyder speaking at May commencement.

NMU community responds to Snyder invite

Winter Keefer November 9, 2017

In the wake of news that Gov. Rick Snyder was invited to speak at NMU’s May commencement, a petition has been created by a student and is currently circulating campus. An opposition group was also formed...

Potential for wolf hunt results in petition

Amanda Monthei February 21, 2013

On Friday, Feb. 15, Keep Michigan Wolves Protected U.P. coordinator Adam Robarge stood at the starting gate for the U.P. 200 sled dog race in downtown Marquette, collecting signatures on a petition that...

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