Helen Maroulis, who trained at what is now the NMU National Training Site won Olympic bronze with ease, defeating Mongolia's Khongorzul Boldsaikhan in the womens freestyle 57kg wrestling event, 11-0. The 2016 gold medalist said competing in another Summer Games was "a gift" after enduring injury and personality-altering brain trauma.
Northern Michigan University is revising its mask protocol for the start of the fall semester because of the higher transmissibility of COVID's Delta variant and rising caseloads nationwide. Whether vaccinated or not, all individuals will be required to wear masks in common areas during residence hall move-in activities Aug. 19-23, and in classrooms and labs effective with the first day of classes Aug. 23.
Northern Michigan University's Department of Theatre and Dance has added two shows to its 2021-22 season. Both will be staged next summer as part of the North Coast Theatre and Dance Festival. The new productions are: “Buffett Bash” June 30-July 1 at the Shoreline Theatre; and “A Chorus Line” July 13-16 and 20-23 at Forest Roberts Theatre.