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Northland Announces Fall Schedule

The Northland fall semester will begin early, end early, and forego the Labor Day holiday as part of its new Covid-19 schedule. Other changes include shorter, more intensive courses, on-campus testing, and dining in multiple locations instead of one. In addition, all large gatherings have been canceled, including the annual welcoming party and the alumni

Northland College Ponzio Campus Center in Fall

Northland Magazine

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Wheeler Hall building on campus

Northland Graduates Class of 2020, Prepares for Future


In November 2019, I was appointed the fifteenth president of Northland College, after having served as the College’s chief operating officer for a little more than a year. Among my many duties as president, the most vital have been sustaining the College’s academic, financial and facilities infrastructures; reaffirming our vibrant mission around environmental responsibility and

Northland student Seth Bayliss on campus

Northland Deepens Commitment to Food, Social Justice

In the last year, Seth Bayliss ’20, a sociology and social justice major, has sifted through stacks of invoices, researched thousands of food items, and entered over 11,000 bits of data into a spreadsheet. Bayliss’ deep dive into food purchases was part of the Real Food Standards, a national initiative to encourage colleges to shift

Ori-Anne Pagel

Note from the Northland Archivist

Do you cherish memories of your Northland days? I do. I still remember how it felt to live on campus, separate dorms, and girls in by 10 p.m. Listening to Northland stories makes me feel like part of the bigger family. I think of these moments often as I learn more about our Northland history

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Northland Upgrades Locker Rooms

Northland Upgrades Locker Rooms Northland College completed a comprehensive remodel of three locker rooms and upgraded the public restrooms in Kendrigan Center. The $125,000 project fills a much-needed gap for students and athletes, said Interim Athletic Director Seamus Gregory. Funded by gifts to the athletic program, the renovation was a project that was well overdue.

Northland alumna Jenise Swartley at her computer.

Northland Alum, Faculty Coordinate Community Response

Chequamegon Bay Community Care Network Identifies Needs and Services

As coronavirus moved closer to home, people in the Chequamegon Bay region began to express a desire to do something to help one another. A Facebook group was created and alumna Jenise Swartley ’19 and Assistant Professor of Education Dani O’Brien along with two other people started organizing a network of volunteers. Called the Chequamegon

Faculty receive training for providing online instruction to students.

Northland Halts In-Person Instruction

Transitions to Online Courses March 23

On March 13 at 2:36 p.m., Michaela Jurewicz, a senior chemistry student, discovered she had just taken her last in-person class at Northland. “It was a bit . . . unexpected,” she said. An Emergency Response Team had met for days, listening to experts, and working through the implications of coronavirus and how decisions would

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DNT: Northland College Finalizes Divestment from Fossil Fuels

College No Longer Has Fossil Fuel-Related Investments

In 2017, the college’s board of trustees voted to divest all the school’s endowment funds from fossil fuel-related investments. About $823,000 of the college’s $28 million endowment was invested in fossil fuels, which the vast majority of scientists say has caused global climate change. The student-led effort had been years in the making, said Northland alum

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Northland College Issues Mt. Ashwabay Ski Passes to Students

Northland College has announced a partnership with Mount Ashwabay to provide free season passes to Northland College students. More than 180 students have already claimed their passes. Under the agreement, students will have unlimited access to downhill skiing, snowboarding, the terrain park, and over 40k of groomed cross country ski trails. “In short, I’m pumped!” said