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Danny Simpson walks with Governor Tony Evers

Governor Evers Visits Northland For Sustainable Food Program

Tour includes Hulings Rice Food Center, Larson Food Lab and High Tunnel and Composting program.

Hulings Rice Food Center Assistant Manager Danny Simpson led Governor Tony Evers on a tour of the processing center, compost, and high tunnel garden this afternoon. This was the Governor’s first visit to Northland College. Simpson, who is a passionate advocate for local foods, talked about the College’s efforts in creating a sustainable campus food…

Sigurd Olson Scholars

Northland Awards Four Sigurd Olson Scholarships

Four high school seniors have been awarded full-tuition scholarships as part of the Sigurd Olson Scholars program at Northland College. Sigurd F. Olson was a pioneering figure in the American environmental movement and an important figure to a generation of activists and trailblazers. An alumnus of Northland College, Olson drew on his liberal arts education…

graphic for pandemic issue of Northland College magazine

Northland College Spring 2021 Issue

Grit is a firmness of character and indomitable spirit, an understated quality that shows itself in the face of challenge and adversity. There are many words we use to describe ourselves—scrappy, nimble, resilient, gutsy. We chose grit for the cover because it carries the weight to describe the Northland community this past year, and always.…



Explore. Engage. Enrich your life. Founded in 1892, Northland College has offered generations of students a pathway to success. Our career-focused, liberal arts curriculum is specially geared towards exploration. It is the culmination of the diverse expertise and life experiences of our faculty, and it’s designed to help you explore your options, find your purpose,…

Northland College students ski on campus trails.

Northland Creates COVID-Safe Winter Wonderland

Three funders contribute $61,000 to make it happen.

Heading into this pandemic winter, staff and faculty knew it was more important than ever to get students outdoors—to socialize, recreate, and find inspiration. With the help of donors, faculty, and staff from all corners of campus collaborated to transform Northland into a winter wonderland. Memorial Medical Center, the Bock Foundation, and Northland Trustee Jim…

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2020 State of Northland College

An Address from President Solibakke

The Office of Alumni Relations is proud to share a recording of the 2020 State of Northland College with President Karl Solibakke. When faced with the unprecedented challenges of the pandemic, Northland leadership continued our tradition of perseverance, organizing the campus community for a COVID-safe reopening this fall. In recognition of their fiftieth anniversary and…

Northland College student wearing a mask

Northland College Face Mask

Show your Northland pride with a light-weight mask, comfortable for all-day wear. Our masks are made of multiple layers, with the inside made of soft cotton and the outside of durable polyester. They are also washable and re-usable.

The Minar family

Three Generations of Northland Connections

The Legacy of the Minar Family

[caption id="attachment_50504" align="alignleft" width="1600"] Left to right, Ashley Hilderbrand ’13, Arthur Minar ’13, Janet Minar, Dick, Minar, and Barbara Minar.[/caption] Like many high school seniors, Arthur Scott Minar ’13 procrastinated making a plan for attending college. And time was ticking. “I couldn’t decide, and I was being lazy,” he laughs. Then, members of his family—his…

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Northland Remains Vigilant

Presidential Update

As Northland College continues to negotiate the perils of the COVID-19 pandemic, I have pledged to update the community on the status of our campus. Accordingly, I took the opportunity to report to the Ashland City Council earlier this month, and I anticipate remaining in close communication with city officials during the 2020-21 academic cycle.…