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PROFILE - Justine Pinskey, now employed as a science writer, used to run tests for research projects through the McNair Scholars program. Pinskey enrolled at Northern in 2005 and continued here for graduate school.

Alumni Profile – Justine Pinskey credits McNair program for science field success

Harry Stine, Assistant Features Editor October 5, 2022

Justine Pinskey started her freshman year as a first generation student at Northern in 2005. Fast forward 17 years, and she now works remotely as a Senior science writer at the University of Massachusetts...

NIGHT CROSSING — A section of the Peter White Road is seasonally closed off at night to protect the blue-spotted salamanders who migrate to the wetlands to breed in the spring. This road closure was first introduced by an NMU student who started a research project when he noticed salamanders were being crushed by passing cars.

Saving the salamanders

Katarina Rothhorn, Features Editor March 24, 2022
A section of Peter White Drive will be closed from March 15 to April 30 from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. This partial road closure protects the blue-spotted salamanders while they migrate to the wetlands where they reproduce and then as they migrate back to various areas around the U.P.
WEST SCIENCE—Luther S. West Science facility connects with the other science building on campus, Kathleen Shingler Weston Hall as part of the Seaborg Science Complex. The two buildings hosts many STEM related departments and classes.

NMU considers name change for West Science after eugenics involvement

Ayanna Allen, Staff Writer November 4, 2021
After a recent discovery on Luther S. West's past with eugenics, NMU has considered changing West Science to be dedicated to someone that fits NMU's core values.
EXCELLENCE UNVEILED—Shimadzu company representatives pose with NMU President Fritz Erickson and Senior chemistry major Josie Mollohan before the newly unveiled plaque before the research laboratory.

New lab for student research

Akasha Khalsa November 7, 2019

July marked the beginning of a formal agreement between NMU and Shimadzu—a global corporation specializing in scientific instruments—to honor the company’s contributions to a new medicinal plant...

Short history of dismal science

Dr. Gary McDonnell April 18, 2013

Thomas Carlyle, a 19th century historian and essayist called economics the “dismal science.” Many people are familiar with this description. It is widely believed that Carlyle was referring to the...

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