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PBS News Hour: Trump's proposed budget would gut Great Lakes cleanup

a ‘game-changer’ for the region By Michael D. Regan, PBS News Hour The Great Lakes region could lose $300 million in annual federal funding under a budget proposal released Thursday by the White House that would impose drastic cuts to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, a promise made by President Donald Trump during his campaign, and…  Read More …  Read More


WPR: Orlando Mass Shooting Renews Gun Control Debate In Wisconsin

Northern Wisconsin Professor Says Concealed Carry Not Answer To Gun Violence BY DANIELLE KAEDING, WPR Gun sales usually spike following mass shootings like the one in an Orlando, Florida, nightclub last weekend. A northern Wisconsin professor warns arming ourselves might not be the answer, but some gun rights advocates say people should be able to…  Read More …  Read More

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Buffalo News Editorial: Battle is brewing

BY PETER ANNIN, Special to The Buffalo News In 1990, the small town of Lowell, Ind., made Great Lakes water history by proposing to divert 1 million gallons of water per day outside the Great Lakes watershed. Under the rules at the time, any water diversion proposal required the approval of all eight Great Lakes…  Read More …  Read More

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17 Ways We’re Tackling Climate Change

Leading a Food Revolution in Higher Ed The world’s food system is responsible for about one-quarter of the planet-warming greenhouse gases that humans generate each year—the clearing of forests, animal manure, and fossil fuels for fertilizer and shipping food around the globe. The Hulings Rice Food Center is creating a climate-sensitive food systems model with field-to-campus dining…  Read More

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External Scholarships

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

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Finding Home on a New Campus

Transfer Students Michaela Jurewicz and Katie Tapper

Her first year after high school graduation, Katie Tapper remained in her hometown of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, to complete basic college courses. She transferred to Northland College this past fall and promptly met Michaela Jurewicz, a transfer from Hope College in Michigan. Needless to say, they became fast friends. How did the two of you…  Read More

Plastic bottles with quote by Northland College Professor Nick Robertson

Nick Robertson Thinks We Need to Rethink Plastic

4 Things Individuals Can Do to Reduce Plastic

Nick Robertson, associate professor of chemistry, received $364,361 from the National Science Foundation for his student-intensive research on the synthesis and chemical recycling of plastics. Buckles: Global use of plastic has increased twenty-fold over the past fifty years and is expected to double again in the next twenty years. Research shows there will be more plastic…  Read More …  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

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Wisconsin Still at Center of Water Battles

Ten Years After the Passage of the Great Lakes Compact

With the Great Lakes Compact celebrating its 10th anniversary this week, protections designed to fend off large-scale water diversions have never been stronger, experts said Tuesday at Marquette University Law School. But they also said future water needs are likely to place serious demands in the decades to come on the landmark international agreement and…  Read More …  Read More

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Northland College Becomes First Wisconsin Bee Campus

Working to Promote Native Bees and Pollinators

Northland College has become the first educational institution in Wisconsin to be certified as an affiliate of the Bee Campus USA program, designed to marshal the strengths of educational campuses for the benefit of pollinators. “Northland College has a strong environmental ethic and mission that we’re advancing and honing every day,” said Food Systems Manager…  Read More …  Read More