NMU President Fritz Erickson

MARQUETTE, MI--   Northern Michigan University President Fritz Erickson is asking students about to have three days off for Labor Day weekend to be extra careful when it comes to COVID-19. 

The state is concerned about case increases in Delta, Iron and Menominee counties. Erickson is asking students not to travel to or through those counties if not absolutely necessary.

MARQUETTE, MI--  The following is from Northern Michigan University President Fritz Erickson:

NMU Students, Faculty and Staff,

While dealing with the pandemic dominated our focus this summer, it did not halt all other strategic endeavors.  Over the next few weeks, I plan to highlight some of this work as well, starting today with the restructuring of our diversity, equity and inclusion efforts.  As I have mentioned several times, Northern is committed to being a part of the national movement for improved social justice here on campus, in our local community and globally.

MARQUETTE, MI--   Results of Northern Michigan University COVID-19 tests are coming back slower than expected.

President Fritz Erickson says the rising number of national cases has lengthened the return of results from 2-3 days to 3-4 days.

The university has tested 3,800 people so far. Five tests have come back positive. Erickson says the five were a combination of students, faculty and staff. None of the positives are residing in residence halls.

MARQUETTE, MI--   Northern Michigan University will recognize Indigenous Peoples Day on the school’s calendar on the second Monday of October each year.

The Board of Trustees approved the recommendation last week. Native groups and others say Columbus Day ignores the colonization of America and subjugation of Indigenous peoples.

NMU President Fritz Erickson says Indigenous Peoples Day is important to campus as well as the region with its rich Native American culture and history.

MARQUETTE, MI--   Northern Michigan University President Fritz Erickson talks with WNMU-FM News Director Nicole Walton about the latest COVID-19 accommodations and the university's newest project: the NMU Center for Rural Health. 

MARQUETTE, MI--   Northern Michigan University President Fritz Erickson released the following to the campus community on Monday:

Dear Campus Community,

MARQUETTE, MI--   Northern Michigan University is starting a week earlier this fall, in anticipation of returning to face-to-face instruction.

Classes will begin August 17 and end before Thanksgiving on November 24.

The NMU Board of Trustees held a virtual meeting Monday and approved the revised academic calendar. President Fritz Erickson says the new schedule is designed to prevent students from traveling home, then coming back to campus to complete the semester. He notes officials are keeping the possibility of a fall resurgence of COVID-19 in mind. 

MARQUETTE, MI--   Northern Michigan University President Fritz Erickson speaks with Public Radio 90 News Director Nicole Walton about ways the university is cutting costs amid a serious budget deficit caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

MARQUETTE, MI--   Northern Michigan University President Fritz Erickson is explaining a Board-approved proposal to return to face-to-face instruction in the fall semester. 

In a campus-wide email Monday Erickson said though Northern has become more proficient in going completely online, students say they want the on-campus experience NMU provides.

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.

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