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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 City, California with his wife and…

Alpha sigma women of 1968

Standing on the Right Side of History

When Laurel “Johnnie” Fisher ‘72 was looking for colleges, she went to the Internet of her time—the incredibly thick and heavy 1967 version of Barron’s List of American Colleges and Universities. Her only criteria: that she experience another part of the country. So, she closed her eyes, opened the book, and pointed her finger right at Northland…

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 immigrants in Prentice, Wisconsin, whose…

Indigenous Peoples' Day Proclamation

Northland, Community to Observe & Discuss Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Northland College will host a panel discussion and observance of Indigenous Peoples’ Day Monday, October 9 at 7 p.m. In 2016, the College declared the second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples’ Day, to focus on a more historically accurate perspective, regarding the beginnings of European and American interaction, respecting the history and culture of…

Group walking on the beach

Northland College to Host Lake Superior Youth Symposium

Northland College will host a four-day Lake Superior Youth Symposium, April 27-30, offering a dynamic menu of field experiences, programs, presentations, and entertainment. The Symposium is a biennial event—this is the 12th—open to teachers and students in grades 8-12 throughout the Lake Superior watershed——Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and the province of Ontario. Registration deadline is April 15. “What…

Aerial shot of campus and surrounding region

Northland College Pledges Sanctuary

Message from the President Northland College stands firm in its commitment to protect and provide sanctuary for all members of our community who may need such protection in the coming months and years, including our undocumented students. Northland College has a proud history of commitment to social justice, civil liberties, diversity, and the protection and inclusion…

Blue Wave owners stand with retailers and with Northland College President Michael A. Miller

Blue Wave Owners Donate Building to Northland College

Ashland native Jim Hagstrom is a molecular biologist, co-founder and owner of Mirus Bio LLC, an inventor with more than 150 patents, and an entrepreneur. Now together with his wife Beth, Jim can add philanthropy to his list. Last week Jim and Beth announced the donation of Blue Wave on the Bay to Northland College,…

Professor Joel Glickman conducts an orchestra.

American History & American Music

October 27, 2015, 7:30 pm9:00 pm

The first Northland Winds concert Tuesday, October 27 at 7:30 p.m. in the Alvord Theatre will explore the deep connection between American song and American heritage and consciousness. Selections performed by the expanded Northland College Percussion Ensemble will also be featured on this program. The Northland Winds will play a pair of works for band…

Northland College history professor and students

History

At Northland, the study of history is more than just memorizing a string of names and dates; it’s the study of life.

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About Northland

Northland College is a private liberal arts college with a progressive focus on the environment and sustainability.