NMU President Fritz Erickson

MARQUETTE, MI--   Northern Michigan University officials are keeping a close eye on enrollment numbers for the fall.

In an online forum Wednesday President Fritz Erickson said orientations are up 24 percent at NMU—one of the few universities in the state to show an increase. But a significant number of students stopped attending Northern in January and officials are trying to figure out if that group will sign back up.

Erickson added news from the region’s high schools isn’t much better.

MARQUETTE, MI--   Northern Michigan University President Fritz Erickson is looking toward reopening campus this summer.

During an online forum Tuesday Erickson said all or most campus visitor restrictions should be lifted by June 15 after various safety measures are put in place.

“It’s not like we’ll just flip the switch on June 15th. We have all kinds of groups that are interested in developing safety protocols to be able to open up sooner.”

Erickson says announcements will soon be made regarding athletic, academic and music summer camps.

MARQUETTE, MI--    Northern Michigan University is proud of its zeroes. Its coronavirus-related zeroes, that is.

The school’s COVID-19 dashboard indicates no current active cases of the virus have been identified in any employees or students, either on-campus or off. No student is being isolated in Spalding Hall and no new cases of the virus have been identified over ten consecutive days.

President Fritz Erickson says everyone on campus should continue to wear face masks, socially distance, and monitor themselves for symptoms.

MARQUETTE, MI-- Northern Michigan University President Fritz Erickson talks about how faculty and staff are handling the current semester. Meanwhile, vaccinactions are being held for those 65 and older in the Northern Center.

NMU President Fritz Erickson looks to the coming year in terms of projects, athletics and COVID-19 vaccinations.

MARQUETTE, MI--   As a result of the most recent MDHHS health order and with only seven days left in the fall semester, Northern Michigan University is switching to remote learning only.

NMU President Fritz Erickson says most university activities already have a remote option so campus hasn’t been thrown into chaos.

MARQUETTE, MI--   The following is an email from Northern Michigan University President Fritz Erickson to the campus community:

NMU Students, Faculty and Staff,

News Director Nicole Walton speaks with NMU President Fritz Erickson about holding classes and expanding services amid a pandemic. 

MARQUETTE, MI--    Northern Michigan University is holding its own when it comes to the coronavirus.

That’s according to President Fritz Erickson. In an email to campus Wednesday Erickson answered some questions posed to him from students and staff. He said there are six active cases of COVID-19 on campus, and out of 370 completed surveillance tests only two came back positive.

Northern’s next testing of randomly selected students, faculty and staff begins October 12.

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.