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2019 Alumni Awards Announced

The Northland College Alumni Awards Program has announced the 2019 alumni awards plus the addition of one honorary alumnae. Don Chase ‘62, Lifetime Achievement Award This award was created to fit the incredible dedication and persistence of Don Chase ’62. Don has served Northland College for more than sixty years in a variety of roles.


10 Most Memorable Blizzards


January 1969 No school but skiing was fabulous! And a huge mountain of snow at McMillan and lunch trays made for great sledding! —Jackie Davies Anderson ‘71 “And yes, Cabbies was open.” —Stuart Goldman ‘69 November 9-10, 1975 “The first blizzard I encountered at Northland was the same that sank the Lake Superior freighter Edmund…  Read More

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Moore to Speak at 105th Commencement

Kathleen Dean Moore, one of the most provocative voices in environmental writing, will be the featured speaker at Northland College’s 105th Commencement. She will also receive an honorary degree as a Doctor of Humane Letters. “Moore’s work brings together the art of the essay, the wisdom of the natural world, and the moral clarity of philosophy…  Read More

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14 Earth Day Celebrations

Earth Day is a special celebration on the Northland College campus. We don’t do anything big and loud. Instead, faculty, students, and staff head out into their own individual spaces—places that nurture and feed their soul. The idea for Earth Day was brainstormed—as the story goes—not far from our campus. Earth Day is a chance…  Read More

The McLean Environmental Living and Learning Community (MELLC)

The Princeton Reviews Guide to 332 Green Colleges: 2014 Edition

Northland College is one of the 332 most environmentally responsible colleges in the U.S. and Canada, according to The Princeton Review. “We’ve been establishing sustainability standards for over 40 years,” said Northland’s Regional Sustainability Coordinator Nathan Engstrom. “It’s wonderful to be recognized by Princeton Review for our ongoing dedication and vision to be the nation’s…  Read More

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Fright Night in the Chemistry Lab

October 28, 4:00 pm7:00 pm

Fright Night in the Chemistry Lab! Join Dr. Michaela Carlson, Dr. Sharon Anthony and Northland College chemistry students for an evening of fun. Sign up required! Stop by or call the Vaughn Library to reserve a place for you child (grades 2nd through 5th) in one of two sessions. Children must be accompanied by an…  Read More

The Cuckoo Bees

Bad Columbus and The Cuckoo Bees

October 19, 7:00 pm11:00 pm

NCSA Coffeehaus Campus favorite Bad Columbus opens for The Cuckoo Bees, a lively trio Duluth with a style that blends quirky reggae-pop with a bit of swing. Check them out on Spotify- The Cuckoo Bees on Spotify Bad Columbus? You may have heard of them. Need a refresher? Here ya are- Bad Columbus on Spotify Bad…  Read More