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Trustees approve Northern Michigan University budget

MARQUETTE, MI--   The Northern Michigan University Board of Trustees has approved the 2020-2021 general fund operating budget.

The nearly $117.1 million budget is a 1 percent decrease from the previous year.

The university will invest in strategic initiatives previously authorized by the board. It will also increase its scholarships and fellowships by nearly 300-thousand dollars.

At their meeting last week trustees approved the NMU facilities five-year master plan, as required by the Department of Management and Budget’ and the fiscal year 2021 long-term maintenance project list.

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.