Superiorland Yesterdays

EDITOR’S NOTE: Superiorland Yesterdays is prepared by the reference staff at the Peter White Public Library in Marquette.

30 years ago

MARQUETTE — Renewed interest and opportunity in the field of chemistry has prompted Northern Michigan University to reinstate its master’s degree program in the subject. NMU discontinued the graduate program 10 years ago because of declining interest in chemistry nationally and because NMU’s stipends for graduate students weren’t competitive with other institutions, said Roger Barry, head of the department. Since then, the number of jobs for people with chemistry degrees has rebounded. NMU will also offer all-time-high stipends for the students of $5,000 a year. New jobs for chemistry graduates include work in biotechnology such as genetics, agricultural chemistry and drug research.

60 years ago

MARQUETTE — At least one bald eagle apparently has decided to spend the winter in Marquette. Mrs. Mary Spear Ross of Lakewood reports that an adult eagle was seen on Jan. 3 in the Lower Harbor. It was seen on Jan. 4 near the Lake Superior & Ishpeming Railway yards in the Upper Harbor and on Jan. 11 at Presque Isle. An eagle, possibly not the same one, also was sighted on Jan. 10 giving chase to a raven near the Marquette County Airport.


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