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Wednesday: Learning

Author continues to write despite challenges

MARQUETTE — Michigan author Kara L. Swanson’s life changed dramatically in 1996 when a devastating car accident left her with a traumatic brain injury. However, that — and losing her job at the Detroit Institute of Arts, her catering career, her home — hasn’t stopped her from ...

New graphic novel recounts Holocaust survivor Eva Kor’s life

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — In a twist of fate — something he’s become acquainted with — Bloomington artist Joe Lee’s personal history has led him to create a graphic novel he hopes will tell the story of a Holocaust survivor who forgave her tormentors. The loss of two special people in ...

NMU Distinguished Alumni Award given

MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University’s 2021 Distinguished Alumni Award recipient is Mary Jo Mulligan-Kehoe. Mulligan-Kehoe demonstrated both patience and adaptability on her journey to a highly successful career in biomedical research at the National Institutes of Health and in ...

Fewer cubicles, more collaborative spaces projected for state’s downtowns

MARQUETTE — Remote work brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic and projections that some of it will be permanent is reshaping Michigan downtowns and traditional office spaces. Workers who continue to work from home are still going out into the community and making use of alternative ...

Trying out trauma

MARQUETTE — Working a stressful situation as a simulation can go a long way to working it in a real-life scenario. The Northern Michigan University School of Nursing and Reserve Officers Training Corps cadet programs on Friday held trauma simulations on the grassy areas outside the West ...

Boyer-Davis receives accounting award

MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University Assistant Professor Stacy Boyer-Davis is the recipient of the 2021 Accountant Teaching and Excellence Award from the Michigan Institute of Certified Public Accountants. The award recognizes educators in the profession for the crucial role they play ...