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PARKED—Northern Michigan Universitys parking lots will alternate throughout the winter semester for closing weather permitting. These weekend cleanups will help keep lots cleared of snow and ice for students, staff, faculty and visitors to make driving easier.

Winter parking mandates, staying safe during inclement weather

Joslin Brown, Contributing Writer November 17, 2021

It’s that time of year again. As the winter weather begins to become more prominent, driving and parking conditions worsen. For those who are experiencing their first U.P. winter, it can be intimidating...

Peter Holliday (left) and Haley Rhoades (right) sell baked goods donated by home cooks and NMU staff members to raise funds for Ripple Effect. Ripple Effect helps students stay warm in the brutal U.P. winters if they cannot afford appropriate winter gear.

Bake sale raises money for student winter wear

Katarina Rothhorn, Features Editor November 1, 2021

Cinnamon rolls, almond poppy seed cookies, roasted almonds, homemade bread, muffins and even candy corn brownies were for sale outside of the Dean of Students’ office on Thursday, Oct. 28 for their annual...

KEEP WARM - NMUs Student Nurses Association collected new socks for those in need during the month of October. They placed collection boxes around campus including in Jamrich, West Science and the dorms.

Nursing students collect socks for those in need

Sophia Huhta , Contributing writer October 28, 2021

Fall is coming to a close as the wind blows its colorful leaves across the campus lawn. The community has already started to say goodbye to 80 degree weather and beach days, but not everyone is prepared...

Photo courtesy of NMU.

University finance committee meeting held, WNMU-TV and WNMU-FM audit

Ayanna Allen February 10, 2021

The NMU Finance Committee met this Feb. 9 on Zoom to discuss the 2020 fiscal year audit regarding the institutions spending on the WNMU-TV and WNMU-FM stations, while also acknowledging the oncoming retirement...

Members of Campus Cinema sitting in front of The Shoreline Theatre banner in masks.

Campus Cinema showing Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther” virtual, in-person options

Ashley Beronja January 28, 2021

Campus Cinema will be showing Marvel Studio's "Black Panther" on Saturday, Jan. 28 at 7 p.m. in-person at Jamrich 1100 as well as virtually. Those who sign up for the virtual showing on The Hub will gain...

Event flyer for the Gift of Life Campus Challenge

Student Nurses Association to participate in first Gift of Life Campus Challenge

Ashley Beronja January 26, 2021

Since Jan. 21 NMU’s Student Nurses Association has been participating in the 2021 Gift of Life Campus Challenge in Michigan for the first time to raise awareness of the importance of organ donors, as...

Storefront of Donckers restaurant located downtown Marquette

Michigan indoor dining set to reopen Feb. 1

Joad Blaauw-Hara January 26, 2021

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer recently announced in a press conference that indoor dining in the state of Michigan is set to reopen on Feb. 1 with limited capacity and advanced precautions still in effect. “While...

Climate@Noon event flyer for Gender and Climate Adaptation

[email protected] – Gender & Climate Adaptation

Ashley Beronja January 22, 2021

On Friday, Jan. 22 from 12-1 p.m. the Northern Climate Network will host the first free virtual event of the semester, "[email protected] - Gender & Climate Adaptation," as part of the ongoing virtual...

Photo of a bike rack on campus

On campus winter bike storage available to students during harsh winter

Alexis Stalker November 9, 2020

As a university, the student body is made up of people from all over, not just northern Michigan natives. One of the most shocking things for some is how harsh the winter can get. Marquette has already...

Photo of a vehicle buried in snow

Vehicle health: how to prepare for the winter

Ashley Beronja September 30, 2020

For many students, travelling to Marquette can be quite the road trip. Some students are travelling from downstate, others are travelling from outside states such as Ohio, Illinois or even Wisconsin....

Snow Fest

Snow Fest

Akasha Khalsa January 16, 2020

The first week of NMU’s winter 2020 semester was kicked off by the Snow Fest event, welcoming students and making sure they became aware of the many options for extracurricular activities available...

DASHING THROUGH THE SNOW—With winter in the air, NMUPD advises students to begin common-sense preparations for the snowy U.P. conditions such as getting vehicles equipped with snow tires and purchasing shovels and scrapers to battle the slush and ice. Photo courtesy of NMU Marketing

Bracing for blizzards

Akasha Khalsa October 24, 2019

This winter may be just as difficult and dangerous as last year’s snowy season, and NMU Police Department (NMUPD) reminds students to be safe with their vehicles and prepare for the ice and snow to...

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