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Fall instruction at NMU to be face-to-face in the fall

MARQUETTE, MI--   The Northern Michigan University Board of Trustees has approved a proposal to return to face-to-face instruction in the fall. 

President Fritz Erickson says the school wants to give students the “Northern experience” while abiding by state and federal health recommendations to keep campus safe.

In other university news, 11 students will comprise the first graduating class from NMU’s medicinal plant chemistry program this weekend. It started in 2017 as the only four-year degree of its kind that combines experimental horticulture and advanced analytical chemistry with an optional entrepreneurial track. The program is designed to prepare students for emerging industries related to medicinal plant production, analysis, and distribution—like cannabis.

And NMU has been ranked the 18th-safest campus in the country by website YourLocalSecurity.com. Scores were based on the rate of violent crimes, property crimes, hate crimes, and violence against women.

Nicole was born near Detroit but has lived in the U.P. most of her life. She graduated from Marquette Senior High School and attended Michigan State and Northern Michigan Universities, graduating from NMU in 1993 with a degree in English.