Northern Michigan University is a four-year college public university established in 1899 and located in Marquette, in the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. state of Michigan. With enrollment of about 9,000 undergraduate and graduate students, Northern Michigan University is the Upper Peninsula's largest university. The university is known for its extensive wireless system that covers not only the campus, but the city of Marquette and the surrounding communities and its laptop program that issues laptops to all full-time students and faculty members The university is the alma mater of Starbucks founder Howard Schultz, the Chief Financial Officer of Kraft Foods Teri List-Stoll as well as championship winning College basketball coach Tom Izzo. Northern Michigan University is consistently listed as being among the most affordable universities in Michigan in terms of tuition normally with only community colleges listing a lower rate. Wikipedia.
News Article | May 21, 2017
On the outside, the plain white bag seems unremarkable. But inside, it's laced with an exquisite and extremely valuable material: moon dust. Neil Armstrong stuffed this sack with the world's first samples of lunar rocks during the Apollo 11 mission in 1969. Traces of dust still remain in the outer decontamination bag, which includes a label reading "LUNAR SAMPLE RETURN." Sotheby's New York said the dinner plate-sized bag could fetch up to $4 million when it goes on the auction block on July 20 — the 48th anniversary of the Apollo 11's historic first moon landing. SEE ALSO: The Best Moons in the Solar System "The only such relic available for private ownership, it is exceptionally rare," Sotheby's said on its website. NASA won't be reaping the benefits, however. In a space-themed comedy of errors, Armstrong initially turned the zippered bag over to scientists at a Houston lab, but the U.S. space agency forgot about it over time. Decades later, the government mistakenly auctioned off the bag along with other space exploration memorabilia. Nancy Lee Carlson, a Chicago-area attorney and self-proclaimed space nerd, bought the pouch and other items for just $995. Suspecting it contained more than fibers and zippers, she sent her bag to NASA for testing. That's when NASA scientists realized they'd lost the world's original bag of moon dust, and they refused to forfeit it a second time. Carlson fought back and, after a protracted legal battle, a U.S. District Court ordered NASA to return the bag in February. NASA said it won't appeal the ruling, but the agency is still salty about the outcome. William Jeffs, a NASA spokesman, said NASA thinks the bag should be on public display because it "represents the culmination of a massive national effort involving a generation of Americans, including the astronauts who risked their lives in an effort to accomplish the most significant act humankind has ever achieved," he told the Wall Street Journal. But Carlson isn't exactly a moon-digger. The attorney plans to donate a portion of the sale proceeds to charity, and to establish a scholarship at her alma mater, Northern Michigan University, Reuters reported. Sotheby's, meanwhile, is downright giddy. Apart from this court-ordered exception, NASA doesn't allow individuals to own any bits of the moon, which is why this bag is likely to fetch millions, said Cassandra Hatton, a senior specialist at the auction house.
News Article | May 24, 2017
In February 2015, Nancy Carlson — a lawyer from Chicago — bought a bag which was marked "Lunar Sample Return" at a Texas auction for $995. Little did she know that the same bag was of historical significance. It was in this bag that Neil Armstrong placed rocks from the moon's surface during the Apollo 11 landing. This bag will now go up for auction once again and is expected to fetch upward of $4 million. The auction for the lunar dust bag is scheduled to be held by Sotheby's on July 20, which is the 48th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission. Bids will be taken through phone, online, and in person. "This is a once-in-a-lifetime event. This transcends space exploration. It's a relic of one of the most historic achievements of humanity," Cassandra Hatton, Vice President of Sotheby's, said. The moon dust bag auction was also announced through the firm's official Twitter handle. Carlson revealed that a part of the proceeds will go toward charities, in the form of donations. The charities which will benefit from the auction include Immune Deficiency Foundation and Bay Cliff Health Camp. The owner of the lunar dust bag also plans to start a scholarship for speech pathology at the Northern Michigan University. Carlson discovered grains of dust and rocks inside the bag after she bought it at the auction in 2015. She decided to send it over to NASA for testing. The space agency's tests revealed that the bag indeed contained dust and sediments from the moon's surface. NASA said that the sample was mistakenly sold off and confiscated it claiming it was federal property. This led Carlson to file a federal complaint demanding the lunar dust bag back and a legal battle ensued between the two parties. However, In December 2016, a U.S. District Court decided that the lunar dust bag rightfully belonged to Carlson and not NASA. It is believed that after the astronauts returned from the Apollo 11 mission and stored the material inside the vaults in the Johnson Space Center, some lunar elements were given to foreign nations and dignitaries as gifts. This particular lunar dust bag landed up in the possession of Max Ary, who ran the Kansas Cosmosphere Museum. He was later accused and convicted of stealing and selling space items. Government officials sold off some of his items for restitution and among them was the bag containing the lunar dust. After the court's decision to grant ownership of the bag and its contents to Carlson, NASA officials expressed their regret over the decision. NASA spokesperson Warren Jeffs shared that the lunar dust bag "represents the culmination of a massive national effort involving a generation of Americans, including the astronauts who risked their lives in an effort to accomplish the most significant act humankind has ever achieved." © 2017 Tech Times, All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.
News Article | April 17, 2017
The Community for Accredited Online Schools, a leading resource provider for higher education information, has determined the best online colleges programs in Michigan for 2017. Of the 36 four-year schools that made the “Best” list, University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Eastern Michigan University, Michigan State University, Wayne State University and Western Michigan University came in as the top schools. Of the 12 two-year colleges that also made the list, Lansing Community College, Washtenaw Community College, Delta College, Kirtland Community College and Henry Ford Community College were the top five. “Students in Michigan have more options than ever for pursuing a certificate or degree online,” said Doug Jones, CEO and founder of AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org. “The schools on our list are particularly distinctive because they offer the best combination of quality education, academic resources and online program variety.” To earn a place on the Community for Accredited Online Schools list, colleges and universities must be accredited, public or private not-for-profit schools. Each college is also analyzed based on such data as the availability of academic resources, student/teacher ratios, graduation rates and financial aid opportunities. For more details on where each school falls in the rankings and the data and methodology used to determine the lists, visit: Michigan’s Best Online Four-Year Schools for 2017 include the following: Andrews University Baker College Central Michigan University Cleary University Concordia University-Ann Arbor Cornerstone University Davenport University Eastern Michigan University Ferris State University Grace Bible College Grand Valley State University Kettering University Lake Superior State University Lawrence Technological University Madonna University Marygrove College Michigan State University Michigan Technological University Northern Michigan University Northwood University-Michigan Oakland University Olivet College Siena Heights University Spring Arbor University University of Detroit Mercy University of Michigan-Ann Arbor University of Michigan-Dearborn University of Michigan-Flint Walsh College of Accountancy and Business Administration Wayne State University Western Michigan University Michigan’s Best Online Two-Year Schools for 2017 include the following: Bay College Bay Mills Community College Delta College Glen Oaks Community College Grand Rapids Community College Henry Ford Community College Kirtland Community College Lansing Community College Mid Michigan Community College Schoolcraft College St Clair County Community College Washtenaw Community College About Us: AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org was founded in 2011 to provide students and parents with quality data and information about pursuing an affordable, quality education that has been certified by an accrediting agency. Our community resource materials and tools span topics such as college accreditation, financial aid, opportunities available to veterans, people with disabilities, as well as online learning resources. We feature higher education institutions that have developed online learning programs that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational success.
News Article | April 17, 2017
LearnHowToBecome.org, a leading resource provider for higher education and career information, has released its list of Michigan’s best colleges and universities for 2017. Of the 48 four-year schools that made the list, University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Michigan Technological University, Albion College, Calvin College and Alma College were the top five institutions. 27 two-year schools were also included, with Lansing Community College, Washtenaw Community College, Delta College, Henry Ford Community College and Kellogg Community College in the top five. A full list of schools is included below. “The job outlook in Michigan continues to be positive as the state’s economy improves, and that’s great news for students seeking a degree,” said Wes Ricketts, senior vice president of LearnHowToBecome.Org. “The schools on our list have established a commitment to student success, as demonstrated by their employment services and the average earnings of their alumni after graduation.” To be included on Michigan’s “Best Colleges” list, schools must be regionally accredited, not-for-profit institutions. Each college is also scored on additional data that includes annual alumni earnings 10 years after entering college, career services offered, availability of financial aid and such additional metrics as student/teacher ratios and graduation rates. Complete details on each college, their individual scores and the data and methodology used to determine the LearnHowToBecome.org “Best Colleges in Michigan” list, visit: The Best Four-Year Colleges in Michigan for 2017 include: Aquinas College Baker College Center for Graduate Studies Baker College of Auburn Hills Baker College of Clinton Township Baker College of Flint Baker College of Muskegon Baker College of Port Huron Calvin College Central Michigan University Cleary University College for Creative Studies Concordia University-Ann Arbor Cornerstone University Davenport University Eastern Michigan University Ferris State University Finlandia University Grand Valley State University Great Lakes Christian College Hope College Kalamazoo College Kettering University Kuyper College Lake Superior State University Lawrence Technological University Madonna University Marygrove College Michigan State University Michigan Technological University Northern Michigan University Northwood University-Michigan Oakland University Olivet College Rochester College Saginaw Valley State University Siena Heights University Spring Arbor University University of Detroit Mercy University of Michigan-Ann Arbor University of Michigan-Dearborn University of Michigan-Flint Walsh College of Accountancy and Business Administration Wayne State University Western Michigan University Best Two-Year Colleges in Michigan for 2017 include: Alpena Community College Bay College Bay Mills Community College Delta College Glen Oaks Community College Gogebic Community College Grand Rapids Community College Henry Ford Community College Kalamazoo Valley Community College Kellogg Community College Kirtland Community College Lansing Community College Macomb Community College Michigan Career and Technical Institute Mid Michigan Community College Monroe County Community College Montcalm Community College Mott Community College Muskegon Community College North Central Michigan College Oakland Community College Schoolcraft College Southwestern Michigan College St Clair County Community College Washtenaw Community College Wayne County Community College District West Shore Community College ### About Us: LearnHowtoBecome.org was founded in 2013 to provide data and expert driven information about employment opportunities and the education needed to land the perfect career. Our materials cover a wide range of professions, industries and degree programs, and are designed for people who want to choose, change or advance their careers. We also provide helpful resources and guides that address social issues, financial aid and other special interest in higher education. Information from LearnHowtoBecome.org has proudly been featured by more than 700 educational institutions.