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Stateside Radio: Peter Annin on Pleasant Prairie

Why this 2010 approval of a multi-million gallon Great Lakes water diversion is drawing new scrutiny

When Peter Annin, director of the Burke Center for Freshwater Innovation at Northland College, was completing research for an updated version of his book The Great Lakes Water Wars, he discovered a detail about Great Lakes water diversions that had gone unnoticed for eight years. According to his findings, the state of Wisconsin never announced…  Read More

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MichRadio: Foxconn wants to divert 5.8 million gallons of Lake Michigan water a day

Is that legal? Peter Annin Answers

President Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan will be in Wisconsin this Thursday for the groundbreaking of the $10 billion Foxconn plant. The Taiwanese electronics company has promised thousands of jobs in Racine County and in return has been offered $4.5 billion in tax incentives. The plant will also require 5.8 million gallons of water a…  Read More

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Campus Illustration Poster

Purchase this one-of-a kind illustration by Senior Graphic Designer Jerry Lehman, featured as the cover of the fall 2019 Northland College Magazine.

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Climate Science

You’ll have the opportunity to work one-on-one with faculty using computer models to simulate and understand the relationship between the land (including Lake Superior, Penokee Mountains, and the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest) and local weather.

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Great Lakes Wolf Symposium

The Timber Wolf Alliance is hosting the Great Lakes Wolf Symposium, October 20-22, 2020. This symposium will be hosted on the Northland College campus and will coincide with Wolf Awareness Week.

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WPR: Report Recommends Rewrite of Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement

White Paper Suggest More Holistic Approach to Water Quality Management

A new report from Northland College in Ashland recommends that the United States and Canada rewrite its principal agreement that provides a framework for improving water quality on the Great Lakes. The white paper released Tuesday by the Mary Griggs Burke Center for Freshwater Innovation at Northland College highlights water quality concerns on Lake Superior

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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

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In the Shadow of Giants

Don Chase Receives 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

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Wisconsin, Upper Midwest Look To Crack Into Commercial Hazelnut Production

Researchers Tout Hazelnuts For Economic, Environmental Benefits

Some nuts might be tough to crack, but Ariadna Chediack has the right tools at her disposal. Chediack, an agricultural research assistant with the University of Wisconsin-Extension, pours a container full of hazelnuts into a machine called “the cracker.” The nuts fall through a funnel from above down to a drill Chediack uses to crack

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External Scholarships

Many scholarships and grants are offered by private sources, therefore not administered by Northland. Here are some places to start.