Education

MARQUETTE, MI--   Northern Michigan University offers one of the 15 most affordable bachelor’s degrees in entrepreneurship in the country. 

That’s according to independent college search and rankings site AffordableSchools.net. 

MARQUETTE, MI--   Northern Michigan University has been honored by the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency for its efforts in helping student vets.   

NMU is the only U.P. school to achieve “gold level” status from the MVAA for supporting the academic and transitional needs of those students. 

Northern has a Veteran Resources Representative who assists student veterans in filing for and/or managing their earned VA benefits.  He also serves as adviser for the school’s Student Veterans Association and plans several veteran-friendly activities through the year. 

MARQUETTE, MI--   Northern Michigan University is facing some big challenges, but the school’s opportunities are even greater.   

That’s according to President Fritz Erickson, who gave his fall convocation address Wednesday.  Lower enrollment nationwide, rising university costs, changes in state funding, and expectations of what a good college experience should be have come together in what some are calling a higher education “perfect storm.” 

Erickson says strategic planning will be critical for NMU.

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EAST LANSING, MI (AP)--   A city in Marquette County has donated a 29-ton piece of iron ore to Michigan State University in honor of graduates in the mining industry.

The piece of iron ore donated by the city of Ishpeming now sits outside the school's Natural Science Building, which the geological sciences department calls home.

Ishpeming city manager Mark Slown says officials were "thrilled" to give the specimen to Michigan State. He says the city believes it adds a "very nice aesthetic" to campus.

NEGAUNEE, MI--   A Negaunee teacher has been named Michigan Virtual University’s Online Teacher of the Year.  

Annette Gleason has been teaching online for five years, after four years teaching math at Gwinn High School.  She is now the lead math instructor at Michigan Virtual School and is honored for her “unparalleled commitment to her students.” Gleason received the award last week at MVU’s annual professional inservice conference.

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