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Northland College alumnus Tiffany Kirsten stands with fellow activists along the border of Texas and Mexico

Careers in Social Justice, Conservation, and Public Service

SOEI Interns

…ecological projects. From his college years to his current job, Adam Yates ’07 has worked to make the world more inclusive—through an alternative spring break in the Blue Ridge mountains to his current position as an openly gay pastor at the Episcopalian Church of Connecticut (He received his master of…


SA: Why Are White Men Stockpiling Guns?

By Jeremy Adam Smith, Scientific American Since the 2008 election of President Obama, the number of firearms manufactured in the U.S. has tripled, while imports have doubled. This doesn’t mean more households have guns than ever before—that percentage has stayed fairly steady for decades. Rather, more guns are being stockpiled…

Northland College student acting in Shakespeare play.

Shakespeare—fast, furious, and funny

Adam Long, Daniel Singer, and Jess Winfield to the Alvord Theatre stage through April 2. The three actors, who speak directly to the audience (and will even get the audience involved) don’t have a lot of time and they have a lot of bard to get through—six pounds of play…

Stroud Selected to Give Last Lecture

…and Liberation: The Power of a Sociological Imagination” Friday, May 23 at 4 p.m. at the Alvord Theatre — the afternoon before commencement. The public is invited. The “last lecture” tradition at Northland College began in 2006 with the leadership of Adam Yates, the NCSA president at that time, said…

Winning book covers of Sigurd F. Olson Nature Writing Awards

SONWA Book Awards Announced

Best in 2018 Nature Writing

…Prize finalist in nonfiction. The SONWA Committee named three notable books: A Song for the Riverby Philip Connors, Interwoven: Junipers and the Web of Being, Kristen Rogers-Iversen, and Kings of the Yukon: One Summer Paddling Across the Far North, Adam Weymouth. To read about the SONWA children’s award winners.  …

Biofluorescent platypus (Mammalia)

Platypuses Capture Worldwide Imagination

Northland Researchers Make Another Illuminating Discovery

…Erik Olson and capstone students Adam Gunnelson and Allison Kohler kept shining their light. While on a research-finding trip to the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago, Illinois, Anich, Martin, and Olson put a black light to preserved platypus specimens—and their brownish pelts glowed blue. Their findings published October…

Northland alum Jim Quinn drives school bus for kids during the pandemic.

For the Kids

Jim Quinn '73 delivered homework and meals through the pandemic.

…his wife Barb in 1979, and they had three children—Amber, a nurse and the manager of an ICU, and twin sons—Aaron, a builder, and Adam, a director of sales. Barb drove a school bus for twenty-eight years, retiring three years ago. Jim retired for the first time in 2006—and went…