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Craft Kits Available for UWS Students

Students at UWS now have some more activities to do over the holiday break. 

SUPERIOR, Wisc. – Students at UWS now have some more activities to do over the holiday break. Campus activity organizers have assembled popular grab-and-go craft kits for students to make. The kits include string art, mug decorating and more. The goal is to provide Yellowjackets with something else for them to do while they are stuck at home. The bags…

UW-Superior Foundation Kicks Off $20 Million Fundraising Campaign

The Campaign Will Help Support Students, Staff, Campus Development in the Future

SUPERIOR, Wis. – The COVID-19 pandemic is not stopping the generosity of UW-Superior alumni from helping make a difference for the future of students and academics for years to come. “No gift is too large, and no gift is too small. The collective power of giving is what will make our campaign succeed,” said Jeanne Thompson, university advancement vice-chancellor. 20…

Tackle Student Debt During College Savings Month

September is National College Savings Month, Financial Professional Barry Bigelow Offers Advice on Tackling College Debt

DULUTH, Minn. – In Minnesota, the average graduate leaves college with $32,052 in student loan debt. September is college savings month and local financial professional Barry Bigelow from Great Waters Financial recently stopped by FOX 21 Local News with tips to tackle student debt. Student debt is at an all time high, how much do we owe in student loans?…

UMD Staff and Students Gear Up for Welcome Week

DULUTH, MN- Welcome week will be looking a little different this year. With program reorganization, the duties of the week now are on the shoulders of four members of the student life division and other members of the kirby student center. This group has added more projects and activities allowing the freshmen to experience all Duluth has to offer. They…

UMD School of Fine Arts Dean Talks Future Program Endeavors

UMD School of Fine Arts is Preparing to Debut their Latest Production of "Love's Labor's Lost" Thursday, February 7

DULUTH, Minn. – Robert Kase, Dean of the UMD School of Fine Arts, is happy to be back in the Northland serving his community, staff and students. Kase, a UMD alumnus, recently stopped by FOX 21 Local News to chat about the future of UMD School of Fine Arts. Kase is looking forward to seeing continued passion being poured into the program he…

Welcome to Duluth, UMD Students

Over 2,200 new students are moving into the University of Minnesota Duluth dorms for the first time.

DULUTH, Minn.- Duluth welcomes students who attend the University of Minnesota Duluth back to the Northland. Those students make a large impact on Duluth and their return is creating a lot of energy and excitement on campus. “It’s always been something that’s been so far away and now it’s here so it’s weird,” UMD freshman Riley Campion said. Over 2,200 new…

Governor Dayton Celebrates UMD Bulldog Day at Statehouse

Wednesday is "UMD Men's Hockey National Championship Day"

The UMD Bulldogs National Championship win put the school and Duluth on the map, and now even Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton is giving them their own day. Governor Dayton a former division one hockey player for Yale, revealing at Wednesday’s press conference that the semi-final round of the Frozen Four kept him on the edge of his seat. He officially…

Minnesota Professor may Face Deportation

Augsburg professor deportation

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – A Minnesota group is rallying around a tenured Augsburg University professor who’s been asked to meet with federal immigration officials to discuss a “plan for removal.” Minnesota Public Radio reports that Mzenga Wanyama is set to meet with Immigration and Customs Enforcement Friday. A group of colleagues and other supporters plan to appear outside the ICE office…

LCO Community College Offers Educational Opportunities to All

HAYWARD, Wis. – It’s the time of year when colleges across the country are taking applications and registering current students for classes, and that includes right here in the Northland. Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College is always welcoming new students. This morning, LCO Marketing and Student Success Counselor Taylor Nelson, along with Marketing Assistant and Student Intern Lindsay Dillon…

The Latest: Central Michigan University Shooting

College student arraigned in parents’ slaying

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) – A 19-year-old student accused of killing his parents inside a Central Michigan University dorm room has been arraigned. James Eric Davis Jr. is hospitalized but appeared in court via video for Tuesday’s hearing. He was arrested early Saturday following a manhunt. Davis is charged with murder in the Friday slayings of James and Diva Davis….

UW-Stevens Point Reshuffles Resources, Could cut Some Majors

UW Stevens Point could eliminate more than a dozen majors.

STEVENS POINT, Wis. (AP) – The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point could eliminate more than a dozen majors and lay off staff to cope with a projected budget deficit of $4.5 million over two years. University officials say the 13 programs that could be eliminated include American studies, art, English, French, geography, geoscience, German, history, music literature, philosophy, political science, sociology…

CSS Football Team Raising Funds for Childhood Cancer Research

Saints Helping Saints will be Happening Saturday, April 29 at CSS Tower Hall in Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. – Happening Saturday, April 29 at The College of St. Scholastica, students on the football team will be raising money to help fight childhood cancer. Put on by the CSS football team in coordination with the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, Saints will be shaving their heads with the hope of finding a cure for children diagnosed with cancer. They…

Hibbing Community College Hopes to Reconfigure Campus

College is Asking for Funding from State Bonding Bill

HIBBING, Minn. – Hibbing Community College is planning a right-sizing and renovation project. College officials are hoping to fund the project with money from the state’s latest bonding bill. The much needed renovations would re-arrange the campus, moving the library to the center of the school and razing a building to reduce the size of campus. It would also create…