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Northland College Diversity Coordinator Ruth deJesus teaches a session outdoors.

Diversity Every Day, All Day

Q&A with Ruth deJesus

Ruth de Jesus was hired last year as the first diversity and inclusion coordinator at Northland College. De Jesus has spent her adult life working with nonprofits, earned her master of divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary, and has served students of color and advancing equity in higher education. Buckles: What’s…

Todd Rothe standing in kitchen

Northland Announces Food Systems Center

…oversee the Food Systems Center, which will be structured much like the Mary Griggs Burke Center for Freshwater Innovation and the Center for Rural Communities. “The Food Systems Center is a direct result of the strategic plan the campus community collaborated on in 2013, laying out a vision for the…

Deer exclosure-Bayfield County

Wisconsin’s Disappearing Forest

Prof Sarah Johnson researches the botanical realities of deer browse

…buried meristems, just as mowed grass in a lawn does. Forests are essentially a four-layer cake of ground flora, shrubs and saplings, subcanopy (younger trees), and canopy. And yet in this random but fairly typical northern forest, we’re missing diversity in the ground flora, shrubs, saplings, and subcanopy – three…

Aerial shot of Ashland and Chequamegon Bay

Rural America: A Living Laboratory

Center for Rural Communities Bridging the Theory-Practice Divide

…warehouse for the region,” he said. He hopes the center will provide support for faculty research, real-world experiences for students, and build collaborative relationships between the College and surrounding communities. Partnerships The CRC is working on a number of projects and collaborations with the College’s Mary Griggs Burke Center for…

Image of water

WPR: New ‘Freshwater Innovation Center’ Aims To Expand Great Lakes Research

…managed in partnership with the Northland center. Courtesy of Northland College. Environmentalist and author Peter Annin will co-direct the research center. Courtesy of Northland College. The Mary Livingston Griggs and Mary Griggs Burke Foundation in St. Paul, Minnesota awarded the money to support freshwater research at Northland and at a…

Randy Lehr and Peter Annin stand together outside the Alvord Theatre at Northland College.

Burke Center Officially Launches

Annin, Lehr address crowd of 100 A highlight of the Northland College Fall Festival weekend of events took place Friday at the Alvord theater as some 100 people attended the opening of the Mary Griggs Burke Center for Freshwater Innovation, a center devoted to freshwater science, environmental literacy, communication and…