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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...

Snyder controversy suggests fear of conservatism

Snyder controversy suggests fear of conservatism

Riley Garland November 30, 2017

Amid the invitation of Gov. Rick Snyder as a commencement speaker at NMU, students and faculty alike have spoken out against his coming. Mostly citing concerns regarding the Flint water crisis, many have...

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder

Petition makes way to Erickson following Snyder invite

Winter Keefer November 30, 2017

A student-led petition against Gov. Rick Snyder speaking at NMU’s May commencement has been sent to Snyder and will be presented to President Fritz Erickson on Friday Dec. 1. The petition will also be...

Photo by Emmalene Oysti

Editorial: If Snyder speaks, not all may listen

North Wind Staff November 9, 2017

An invitation to speak at NMU’s May commencement was recently extended to Gov. Rick Snyder. This decision has sparked outrage amongst students and faculty. During Snyder’s term he appointed emergency...

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...

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder

Erickson to invite Snyder for May commencement

Winter Keefer November 2, 2017

In a move that has sparked controversy among NMU faculty, President Fritz Erickson will soon extend an invitation to Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder to be the commencement speaker at next semester’s graduation....

El-Sayed needs more than authenticity for nomination

El-Sayed needs more than authenticity for nomination

Tim Eggert October 19, 2017

Even though the first vote in the 2018 race for Michigan governor won’t be cast for another 13 months, candidates have already taken to the campaign trail statewide. Among them is Abdul El-Sayed, whose...

Snyder visits NMU

Hannah Fermanich November 29, 2012

Governor Rick Snyder made a stop at NMU on Tuesday, Nov. 27 with executives from We Energies and Wolverine Power Cooperative to announce a new agreement that will ensure Marquette’s Presque Isle Power...

Snyder appoints new NMU board members

Hannah Fermanich November 15, 2012

Governor Rick Snyder announced the appointment of two new members to NMU’s Board of Trustees on Wednesday, Nov. 14. Thomas Zurbuchen of Ann Arbor and NMU alumni Steve Mitchell of West Bloomfield will...

Briefs 10/25/12

NW Staff October 25, 2012

State News Governor Rick Snyder signed new legislation aimed at protecting young athletes from concussions on Tuesday, Oct. 23. The new law requires that all adults involved with youth sports, including...

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