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Gender and Women’s Studies

This is your chance to explore the significance of gender—as well as other categories of identity—in social structures around the world. Gender and women’s studies at Northland is distinguished by its interdisciplinary nature. You will be taking courses in biology, philosophy, history, religion, sociology, sustainable community development, and outdoor education—all…

Northland College student Abby Keller and National Park Service mentor Caroline Twombly stand outside the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore

Women in Outdoor Leadership

…fierce advocate for women in leadership in the outdoors. Franz raised funds, including her own, among alumni and others who support the idea behind the Women in Leadership internship: having young women gain experience in natural resources management and interpretation, receive professional development, and receive leadership mentoring. And it’s already…

Northland College alum Kayte Meola in warrior pose on mountain top.

Empowering Women in Developing Countries

Shout Louder, Try Harder, Never Give Up

…twenty years. One day I was pushing rubber down the Potomac River in a complete deluge during the morning—then changed my clothes in the parking lot and headed into Washington DC for a meeting in the afternoon. Two-plus years ago, she signed up for karate with her two children, then…

Design board of Northland College graphic design student Victoria Schell

Summer of Coffee Love

…from a professional while creating work for Big Water,” Schell said. “The freedom I had to create new media for the company and skills I learned through it will stay with me.” Big Water Coffee Roasters is a locally owned business that has grown a successful storefront as well as…

Northland College alum Tina Ramme in the field in Kenya

Conserving Big Cats

…learned about big cats? A. They are decreasing in numbers at an unprecedented rate! A healthy, intact habitat is critical for the survival of big cats, their prey, and all species they share habitat with— including humans. Climate change is likely impacting critical habitat for big cats through land degradation,…

Orientation

The first few days of your first year can prove to be some of the most important of your college experience. This is why we strive to make these first days as exciting, informative, and unique as possible. The Northland College first-year orientation program has three components: Arrival Day with…

Northland hockey player hitting the puck.

Northland adds women's Division III hockey

Northland College announced today that it will add women’s hockey to its NCAA Division III hockey program, effective for the 2016-2017 season. The College has already begun a search for a coach. “The driving force behind the decision is the continued growth of hockey and Northland’s location, central in a…