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Northland College student Mya Simon

Stolen Sisters on Lake Superior

10,000 Native American Women Reported Missing

When I stepped on the campus of Northland College in the fall of 2018, I walked softly. Leaving my homeland in New Mexico was a drastic change, but like many students, I made the journey for an education. Entering college for the first time, I expected labs, lectures, and libraries. I didn’t expect that so

Two Northland College students walking downtown

The Art and Design of Walkable Cities

For my work at the Center for Rural Communities I have traveled all over the north woods. In between oversized plaster animals and a surprising number of bigfoot’s hometowns, CRC staff and I take the time to inventory the historic downtowns of rural communities across our region. We take note of the kinds of businesses,

Award-Winning Ojibwe Author to Speak at Northland College

Novelist Linda LeGarde Grover

Novelist and short story writer Linda LeGarde Grover says she hopes to create a space for Native women through her literature. Grover will be reading from her most-recent novel, In the Night of Memory, about a Native woman who has been missing since the late 1970s, Wednesday, October 9 at 7 p.m. at the Sigurd


Binational Commission Hears Concerns About The Great Lakes

International Joint Commission Listens As Campus and Community Detail Issues Threatening Water Quality

Climate change, algal blooms and pollution from a variety of sources were highlighted as chief concerns among roughly 200 community members who shared their views on issues impacting water quality on the Great Lakes at a public meeting held by the International Joint Commission. The event Wednesday hosted at Northland College in Ashland was among

Basketball Camp

Athletics Provides Bond Between Campus and Community

As athletic director at Northland College, I’ve been heartened to watch my coaches and student athletes find so many ways to connect to the Ashland and surrounding community. One of our priorities this past year was to bring back youth camps and clinics on campus. This fall our coaches organized a youth softball clinic and

Harvest Trail tickets

A Meal to Celebrate Seasonal Abundance

Harvest Trail Dinner Scheduled for Friday

A harvest trail meal is a celebration of seasonal abundance and a way to embrace sustainable, open, and vibrant food systems that improve the overall health of communities, according to Danny Simpson, assistant manager of the Hulings Rice Food Center. And it is in this spirit that Simpson and his colleagues will be whipping up

Wheeler Hall 2016

In the Shadow of Giants

Don Chase to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

Just as January marks the beginning of a new calendar year, for schools and colleges, September is a fresh start to a rigorous nine-month schedule. At Northland College, the campus comes to life after a summer slumber. Students return and classrooms fill as they have for over a hundred years. The focus turns to the

Two paddle boarders on Lake Superior

International Joint Commission Coming to Northland

The Burke Center for Freshwater Innovation is partnering with the International Joint Commission to host a public listening session in the Northland College Alvord Theatre September 25 at 7 p.m. The International Joint Commission (IJC) is a Canadian-United States treaty organization that seeks to prevent and resolve issues facing the two countries’ boundary waters. The

Everybody Party

Northland Welcomes the Class of 2023

Convocation and the Everybody Party

Northland College welcomed one of the largest classes of students in celebratory fashion. Under blue skies and sunshine, Drummer Stevie Matier led 215 or more new students across Fenenga Bridge to the campus mall. Students each carried a stone embossed with their name in their hand—many gathered during their Outdoor Orientation trips in previous weeks—to

Northland student Emma Holtan conducts research

A Chance to Speak for Lake Superior

Burke Center to Host IJC Public Listening Session Sept 25

Three years ago, I arrived at Northland College’s campus, largely because Lake Superior’s magic had long attracted me to its shores. By my first week living along Chequamegon Bay, I realized how much the lake had not only drawn me in but how being a part of this community means having a connection to the