Northern Michigan University

Northern Michigan University

HANCOCK, MI--   Northern Michigan University and Finlandia University have launched an initiative to explore collaborations between the schools.

An agreement was signed Wednesday in Hancock.

MARQUETTE, MI--   The Marquette County Health Department is offering vaccination clinics this week for anyone 12 and older. 

The clinics will be held Thursday at the NMU Northern Center, Friday at the Gwinn High School Gym and Saturday at the Northern Center.

Appointments for the clinics at Northern Michigan University can be made online at The Gwinn High School clinic will accept walk-ins from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., no appointment necessary.

For more information call 906-475-7847.

MARQUETTE, MI--   Michigan’s new redistricting commission is taking public comment in Marquette as it weighs how to draw the boundaries for 13 Congressional and 148 Legislative districts in the state.

MARQUETTE, MI--   Northern Michigan University officials say once the state of Michigan gives the okay, employees and students may take off their masks and stop social distancing inside only if they’ve given the Health Center proof of full vaccination through an app.

Northern Michigan University President Fritz Erickson gives a preview of summer activities and what officials expect for fall.

MARQUETTE, MI--   Nearly 930 students are set to graduate from Northern Michigan University Saturday.

A virtual commencement begins at 10 a.m. 

Officials say 929 students are registered to graduate and 962 degrees will be awarded. Thirty-three students will earn multiple degrees. The total breaks down to 64 certificates, 109 associate degrees, 684 bachelor’s degrees, and

105 master’s degrees.

The ceremony can be viewed through a link posted at

MARQUETTE, MI--   Thirty active cases of COVID-19 have been identified at Northern Michigan University during the last week of the semester.

As of Monday at 5:38 p.m. 18 on-campus and 12 off-campus students had the coronavirus. Students will take their final exams this week, then graduate or go on summer break.

Officials say Temaki and Smoothie King restaurants have reopened for call-ahead and drive-through service following a possible COVID exposure last week.

MARQUETTE, MI--   The number of COVID-19 cases at Northern Michigan University is rising.

As of Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. one employee, 14 off-campus students and 10 on-campus students had active cases of the coronavirus. Officials have closed Temaki and Smoothie King restaurants due to a possible COVID exposure. It’s unknown how long the businesses will be shut down.

Next week is finals week, then graduation. NMU President Fritz Erickson is asking the campus community not to be lax and to continue wearing masks, socially distance and avoid large gatherings.

Northern Michigan University

MARQUETTE, MI--   Northern Michigan University’s faculty union is rejecting an administration proposal for a two-year pay freeze and 1 percent bonus. 

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.