6:38 am
Tue January 27, 2015

Northern coach back on the ice

Hockey coach Walt Kyle

MARQUETTE, MI--   NMU hockey coach Walt Kyle and associate director of athletics Bridget Berube Carter are back on the job after being put on administrative leave by university officials. 

Northern spokesman Derek Hall notified the two Monday around noon.

Hall would not say why they were suspended, citing “personnel issues.”  Some sources indicate it had to do with the hockey team and NCAA compliance, which Carter handled.  NMU athletic director Forrest Karr has been put in charge of the team’s compliance for the time being.

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6:56 am
Thu January 22, 2015

NMU coach in penalty box

Walt Kyle

MARQUETTE, MI--   Northern Michigan University’s head hockey coach has been placed on administrative leave. 

Walt Kyle was benched Monday, along with NMU associate director of athletics Bridget Berube Carter.  Officials with Northern have not given a reason for the action, nor is known if the incidents are related. 

Athletic director Forrest Karr says, “It’s the university’s standard practice not to comment on personnel issues.”  He wouldn’t say how long the two will be on leave. 

9:31 am
Tue January 20, 2015

NMU waives FOIA fee for the North Wind

MARQUETTE, MI--   Northern Michigan University’s student newspaper won’t have to pay a fee to get administration e-mails through the Freedom of Information Act.  

North Wind editor-in-chief Emma Finkbeiner said the emails were sought to investigate what she calls intimidation issues from six administrators and general counsel over other stories, including NMU’s exclusive contract with Starbucks Coffee.

University officials said the FOIA request would cost the newspaper $613.  That decreased to $300 when general counsel e-mails were taken off the list. 

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10:36 am
Mon January 19, 2015

Marquette and Alger Counties partnering to create Technical Middle College

Brian Sarvello

MARQUETTE, MI--   Marquette-Alger RESA, local school districts, and Northern Michigan University are collaborating to offer a high school into college program for students interested in Career Technical 

Education.  Called the Technical Middle College, the program would encourage hands-on learning, mentoring, and public-private partnerships to help students get a free education. 

Brian Sarvello is the Career and Technical Education Director at MARESA and Director of the Middle College.  He explains the program to Public Radio 90 News Director Nicole Walton.

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8:33 pm
Fri January 9, 2015

NMU provost passes away

Paul Lang

MARQUETTE, MI--   Northern Michigan University has lost its provost.

Paul Lang passed away Friday night.  He had been on extended medical leave with the intention of retiring at the end of the school year.

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