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Ethiopian girl stretches before running (Girls Gotta Run Foundation)

If You Give a Girl a Pair of Sneakers . . . .

Dr. Patricia E. Ortman '71 Creates Girls Gotta Run Foundation

Why shouldn’t a girl have a pair of sneakers? That’s the question Dr. Patricia E. Ortman ’71, a Washington DC-based retired women’s studies professor and artist, pondered in 2006 before she founded the Girls Gotta Run Foundation, the only nonprofit organization in Ethiopia using the national sport of running as an innovative approach to creating safe…  Read More

Collage of historical photos of the Bro Family at Northland College

The Bro Family

A Century at Northland College 

The Bro family at Northland College spans more than a century. The Bros have a rich history of adventure, lifelong friendships, love, connections, philanthropy, service, and finding one’s true calling.  It is a story worthy of a book. Their Northland connection begins with Albin Carl Bro, the son of Swedish immigrants in Prentice, Wisconsin, whose…  Read More