Northern Michigan University

MARQUETTE, MI--   Northern Michigan University is facing some big challenges, but the school’s opportunities are even greater.   

That’s according to President Fritz Erickson, who gave his fall convocation address Wednesday.  Lower enrollment nationwide, rising university costs, changes in state funding, and expectations of what a good college experience should be have come together in what some are calling a higher education “perfect storm.” 

Erickson says strategic planning will be critical for NMU.

MARQUETTE, MI--   The Northern Michigan University Board of Trustees has approved a $108 million general fund operating budget for fiscal year 2015-2016.   

It’s an increase of about $400,000, or 0.4 percent from last year.  Officials say the university has seen an increase in health care costs, the minimum wage, and other costs, but they expect most of the increased expenses to be offset by restructuring and operational adjustments.

MARQUETTE, MI--   A federal judge has denied a motion for a preliminary injunction to keep Cheryl Reed as adviser of NMU newspaper The North Wind. 

Judge R. Allan Edgar issued the ruling in Marquette federal court Monday. 

Truck stolen from NMU

Jun 30, 2015

MARQUETTE, MI--   NMU Public Safety is asking the public for help in finding a vehicle stolen from campus. 

Late Friday or early Saturday a white 2004 GMC Sierra extended cab pickup truck was taken from a parking lot adjacent to Magers and Meyland residence halls. 

Some of the truck’s contents were found in the Forestville area of Marquette Township.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to call 227-2151.  

Students battle invasive species in Marquette

Jun 30, 2015

MARQUETTE, MI (AP)--   Interns from Michigan and Wisconsin are doing their part to clear invasive species from the Presque Isle Bog and other sites in the Upper Peninsula. 

The students are from Northern Michigan University, Michigan Tech, and St. Norbert College in Green Bay, Wisconsin. They are interning with the Marquette County Conservation District.

District Manager Renee Leow called the interns "our first line of defense" against the spread of invasive species. She says 11 interns have worked since May 18, with a new batch in this week.

MARQUETTE, MI--   Federal Judge R. Allan Edgar heard oral arguments Monday from both sides of a lawsuit brought against members of The North Wind board of directors.  

MARQUETTE, MI--   Northern Michigan University wants to expose young people to the skilled trades. 

NMU is offering summer camps in July that focus on welding, construction, crime scene investigation, cosmetology, culinary arts, bicycle repair, and small engine repair.

MARQUETTE, MI--   Tuition at Northern Michigan University is going up, but will remain within the cap to receive state funding.  

Thursday the Board of Trustees approved a 3.2 percent increase.  That translates into $149 more per semester for a full-time resident undergraduate.  The annual cost will be $9,383. 

Next year NMU will keep its rank of having the second-lowest tuition and fees among Michigan’s public universities. 

The board also voted to increase graduate tuition.  Resident graduate students will pay $474 per credit hour, an increase of $33. 

MARQUETTE, MI--  Northern Michigan University has hired a familiar face as its new provost.

Public Radio 90 News Director Nicole Walton speaks with Cheryl Reed, who was recently fired as The North

Wind's faculty adviser, to get her viewpoint on why it happened.

**Note**  Public Radio 90 contacted Steve Neiheisel for an interview, but he has not responded to our request.