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Snyder appoints BOT replacements

Tim Eggert October 23, 2018

With less than 75 days left in office, Gov. Rick Snyder on Friday appointed a current aid and a senior lobbyist to the NMU Board of Trustees (BOT) as replacements for a pair of seats due to expire in December. Travis...

At 8:30 a.m. May 5, students and community groups will protest Gov. Rick Snyder speaking at commencement by gathering along Presque Isle Avenue and Fair Avenue by the entrances to the Superior Dome where the ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. Students plan on standing and turning their backs during Snyder’s speech.
Photo by: Neil Flavin

Protest set for commencement ceremony

Trevor Drew April 26, 2018

As an act of protest during Gov. Rick Snyder’s speech at the May 5 commencement ceremony, some graduating seniors and students in attendance will stand up and turn their backs, according to a press release...


BOT emails reveal several voices reached out against Snyder speaking

Trevor Drew April 19, 2018

Leading up to the 2018 May commencement, the NMU Board of Trustees (BOT) received negative feedback over the selection of Gov. Rick Snyder as a speaker from the NMU chapter of American Association of University...


Graduation speaker selection process examined

Trevor Drew April 12, 2018

While the outcome has been anything but, NMU President Fritz Erickson said in a statement to The North Wind that the selection process for this year’s May commencement speaker was “pretty routine.” “The...

Students from the “Protest Snyder at Graduation” Facebook page meet in Jamrich to discuss possible protest options for the commencement ceremony. Photo by: Lindsey Eaton

Snyder accepts invite, students plan protest

Trevor Drew February 8, 2018

The same day NMU officials announced Gov. Rick Snyder will speak at NMU’s May 5 commencement, a Facebook group was created to organize students who want to protest his address. Since its creation...

Illustration by EMMALENE OYSTI

Gov. Snyder doesn’t define the Class of 2018

North Wind Staff February 8, 2018

The controversy surrounding the invitation and acceptance of Gov. Snyder to speak at commencement was recently addressed at a university forum by President Fritz Erickson. He claimed that selecting Snyder...

Governor Synder rescued Michigan from ruin

Justin Bis January 31, 2013

As citizens, we are a pretty pessimistic bunch about government. In a majority of cases, that is absolutely warranted. War, corruption, deficits, demagoguery, high taxes, constant lying from both sides...

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