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Memories of a Fallen Soldier

By Thomas Glen ’67 Thomas Dean ’66 is one of six Northlanders who were killed in Vietnam and who have been memorialized on a plaque in the lobby of Wheeler Hall. Tom Dean first seized my attention when I watched him race about the athletic field—he having joined our intramural…

Northland College President Mike Miller and Professor Emeritus Bruce Goetz

Goetz awarded Professor Emeritus status

…in 1972,” he said, explaining that he took the students on these trips so they could actually see these amazing geological features and experience places that they normally wouldn’t go. “I’ve been to Hawaii nine times with students, the American Southwest, probably that many, hiked the Appalachian trail, I went…

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Students provide real life solutions to Forest Service

…with Historic Preservation Guidelines. Nine students broke into three teams to review three high priority buildings—the greenhouse, guest house and boat house. The teams presented their findings and made recommendations on how to achieve accessibility while preserving the historic character of each building. “I am so proud of the students

Glass of beer sitting next to Cabbie's Tap logo.

Ten-cent Taps, Lasting Romance & Ida's Special Sauce

…to declare, “All roads in Ashland County closed!” I thought northern Wisconsin laughed at winter snow. Dean [of students] Davies quickly declared the College and campus closed. 10 a.m.—A phone call went out to Cabbie’s. “Are you open?” “If you can get here, we are open! But our parking lot…

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Admissions Implements Optional Test Policy

Good news for high school students. Northland College has implemented a test-optional admission policy for students applying for admission in 2017 and beyond. A test-optional admissions policy means applicants with a 3.0 GPA, and some transfer students, can choose not to submit SAT or ACT scores. “This decision reflects the…

Northland College Math Class


…the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology with the approval of the academic dean of the College. Related 3+2 Dual-Degree Engineering Spend 3 years at Northland and 2 at the Washington University in St. Louis for bachelor of science degrees from both institutions. Take three years of pre-engineering course work…

SONWA winning books

SONWA Winners 1991-Present

Nature Books for Adults and Children

…of northwestern Wisconsin and the western Upper Peninsula of Michigan-Lake Superior country. • 1999. Holdfast, Kathleen Dean Moore. A collection of essays in which Moore seeks to understand what holds her firmly to family and place. In twenty exhilarating essays, Moore explores subjects such as the sense of brotherhood fostered…

Everybody Party

Northland Welcomes the Class of 2023

Convocation and the Everybody Party

…at Northland College. Under a white tent, Director of Alumni Relations Jackie Moore ’05, Chief Operating Officer Karl Solibakke, Interim Dean of Students Melissa Harvey, Associate Dean Wendy Gorman, Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator Ruth de Jesus, Northland College Student Association leadership, and President Marvin Suomi welcomed students. “When the first…

President Miller and Mary Trettin read books

One Community, One Read

Northland College President Michael A. Miller and Mary Trettin have invited the larger campus community to participate in a global read of philosopher and nature writer Kathleen Dean Moore’s Great Tide Rising: Towards Clarity and Moral Courage in a Time of Planetary Change. Great Tide Rising has been chosen as…

Northland student playing lacrosse.

Tribal Education for Educators, Mentors, Counselors

…in local communities, the panel will discuss ways to support tribal students as they transition to post-secondary education and future careers, said ICC Director Katrina Werchouski. “This panel is something we’ve designed for mentors, teachers, youth counselors or any community organizers who are involved with tribal youth,” Werchouski said. “Fostering…