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Fall Festival 2023

September 22, 2023September 24, 2023

Mark your calendars and call your friends, Fall Festival is coming up fast! We can’t wait to welcome alumni and friends to campus September 22–24, 2023. This year’s events include a welcome party in Howard Pearson Park co-hosted with the City of Ashland and featuring a beer garden and live…

Collage of historical photos of the Bro Family at Northland College

The Bro Family

A Century at Northland College 

The Bro family at Northland College spans more than a century. The Bros have a rich history of adventure, lifelong friendships, love, connections, philanthropy, service, and finding one’s true calling. It is a story worthy of a book. Their Northland connection begins with Albin Carl Bro, the son of Swedish…

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Six individuals named to Board of Trustees

Six individuals have been named to serve on the Northland College Board of Trustees. In April, Reverend Carla J. Bailey of Minneapolis, Minnesota; Mike Fiorio of Ashland, Wisconsin; Ned Hancock of Edina, Minnesota; and Ben Shepherd of Brooklyn, New York joined the board. In July, Bill Esposito of Locust Valley,…

Todd Rothe standing in kitchen

Northland Announces Food Systems Center

Todd Rothe of Marengo to Manage Center Three years ago, Northland College set a goal to have its cafeteria serve 80 percent local food by 2020. The College did not want to start a farm or to compete with farmers. “We wanted to work with growers to expand the regional…

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Toledo Blade: Wisconsin City at Forefront of Water Wars

Tom Henry, Toledo Blade Ironically, Waukesha’s history is steeped in stories about how it was once a resort area known as “Spring City,” and the “Saratoga of the West” because of an abundance of pure spring-fed water it had in the 1800s. In 1873, a brochure featuring Col. Richard Dunbar,…

Solar panels at ELLC residence hall

Planning for Carbon Neutrality by 2030

As the U.N. Convention on Climate Change prepares to meet in Geneva, Switzerland, February 8-13, Northland College in Ashland is working on its own initiatives for reducing carbon emissions. Northland announced last fall the selection of Affiliated Engineers, Inc. (AEI) to conduct a comprehensive campus-wide energy study with the goal…

Red canoe on a lake

Keep Wilderness Act's Flame Burning Bright

By Mark Peterson and David Zentner Lake Superior Wilderness Conference | September 5-6 | Duluth, MN Rarely is federal legislation passed today with such unanimity as happened with the Wilderness Act 50 years ago this week. The House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed the Act 373-1. The Senate approved it 73-12….

Northland College women's soccer team celebrates victory

5 Great Moments in Northland Athletics

Wrestling, Football, Volleyball, and Soccer

1. As a sophomore from Mamaroneck, New York, Barry Casper ‘74 captured the national wrestling win at 118 pounds in the 1972 NAIA mat championship. Casper faced some of the toughest competition in the history of the College and lost only once the entire season. Casper currently lives in Studio…

Wolf laying down

Wolf Status Reports

Every one to three years (depending on region) state and federal agencies survey and monitor gray wolf populations. These reports summarize the best available information on the status of gray wolves in specific regions in the United States.