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Northland College alums Derek Ogle and Tam Hofman

Alumni Association Recognizes Hofman and Ogle

The Northland College Alumni Association honored Tam Hofman ‘80 and Derek Ogle ’89 at the alumni dinner during its annual Fall Festival September 28-29. Hofman is a park ranger with the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, where she has been recognized for her interpretive work, receiving the National Park Service Freeman Tilden Award, the highest honor…  Read More …  Read More

Yearbook photo of Don Chase

2019 Alumni Awards Announced

The Northland College Alumni Association Awards Program has announced the 2019 alumni awards plus the addition of one honorary alumnae. Don Chase ‘62, Lifetime Achievement Award This award was created to fit the incredible dedication and persistence of Don Chase. Don has served Northland College for more than sixty years in a variety of roles.…  Read More

Northland College student Liandra Skenandore portrait

Why Indigenous Literatures Matter

How Liandra Skenandore Incorporates Academics into Her Personal Life

Liandra Skenandore has always known the power and complexity of language. She grew up in DePere, Wisconsin, listening to family and friends tell stories around her kitchen table. She is a member of the Oneida Nation and is also Prairie Band Potawatomi, Seminole, and Creek. She transferred to Northland College in 2017 to study English…  Read More

Apostle Islands

External Scholarships

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

Two students present at Science on Tap

Searching Star Beams to Tell an Ancient Story

Undergrads Present at Science on Tap

The third Tuesday of every month at The Alley in downtown Ashland, an average-sized dinner crowd transforms into standing room only as the big screen is switched from a game to a slideshow presentation. This is Science on Tap, where students, scientists, and community pour into a bar and restaurant for drinks, food, and an…  Read More

Journal Entries Singing Wilderness

Sigurd F. Olson Journal Entries The Singing Wilderness. The Singing Wilderness, published by Alfred A. Knopf in 1956, was Sigurd Olson’s first book, and it was immensely successful, becoming a classic of American nature writing. For Sigurd himself, it was the culmination of a long and hard-fought dream. The journal entries and letters below, along with…  Read More

wind turbine

Straw bans? Composting buckets?

Wisconsin Campuses Adopt Dramatic 'Green' Changes

At tiny Northland College in Ashland, on the shores of Lake Superior, most if not all students have a compost bucket in their dorm room or apartment. Once or twice a week, community residents, in addition to students, come to campus with buckets of food waste to dump in the enormous campus composter, which turns it into nutrient-rich fertilizer. The liberal arts school with about 580 students…  Read More …  Read More

Mexican gray wolf movie still

Back from the Brink of Extinction

Mexican Wolf Reintroduction and Recovery

Mexican wolves (Canis lupus baileyi) have persevered against what many might consider overwhelming odds. The 1982 recovery team saw no possibility of complete delisting of the Mexican wolf and instead established a prime objective “to conserve and ensure the survival of Canis lupus baileyi by maintaining a captive breeding population and re-establishing a viable, self-sustaining…  Read More …  Read More