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Liz White in cap and gown

Liz White: Student Commencement Address

…strong passion for Northland College and for those she serves,” and was selected to speak at commencement. Majoring in business and sustainable community development, “she has worked tirelessly to represent students and the College in positive and meaningful ways. Liz quietly inspires those she associates with and those she works…

Northland College Philanthropists of the Year

Hagstroms Awarded Northland College Philanthropists of the Year

Northland College has awarded its 2017 Philanthropist of the Year Award to Jim and Beth Hagstrom of Madison, Wisconsin. The Philanthropist of the Year award recognizes an individual, couple, or family who has demonstrated exceptional support of Northland College and its unique educational mission. “This award allows Northland College to…

Robin Wall Kimmerer

The Gifts You Bring the World

…(as if a college education, and lifelong love and support were not enough). But what I want to think of today, are not the gifts that the world brings to you, but the gifts you bring to the world. In Anishinaabe traditions, the direction of gift giving on a day

Film class and wild rice parching

Filmmaker, Students Document Harvest

…associate professor of media arts and peacebuilding at Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg, Virginia, Moore met Northland College alumna Danielle Taylor (‘98), who had established the blog, Voices of the Penokee Hills, detailing the development of taconite mining in the Penokee Hills, located near Northland College in northern Wisconsin. In…

Malcolm McLean

A Force for Good

…a partnership with Northland College to provide a paid internship for a Northland student—combining many of Malcolm’s passions. “Malcolm was tirelessly joyous. He lived life fully and dressed up for it like every day was a special day,” Miller said. “We will miss him but never forget him,” Miller said….

Blue Wave owners stand with retailers and with Northland College President Michael A. Miller

Blue Wave Owners Donate Building to Northland College

…in 2012 as a way to help his hometown create a space to recreate and enjoy the big lake. “Jim and Beth are an energetic, civic-minded, creative pair,” said Northland College President Michael A. Miller. “Northland College is honored to carry forward their vision of a space where the public…

aerial view of campus

Conventional & Unconventional Best Lists

Northland College is ranked in the top tier of the U.S. News & World Report’s 2015 ranking of best national liberal arts colleges, which was released today. National liberal arts colleges are those that emphasize undergraduate education and award at least half their degrees in the arts and sciences. U.S….

Sigurd Olson Speeches

…have read it before perhaps but it is worth repeating: “Life is a gift of nature, but a beautiful life is a gift of wisdom.” Thank you. Sigurd Olson attended Northland College in Ashland, Wisconsin, from 1916-1918, and always had warm feelings toward the college. When Northland created an environmental…

Alumnus Henry Fitzgibbon performs on stage at Northland College

Henry Fitzgibbon ’51 On Broadway

A Life in the Arts

…him to think about applying. None of his family had ever attended college and he hadn’t considered college as part of his future. Until that letter. “So, then and there, I started to put money into my savings account, with going to college the following year, a very strong possibility.”…

Northland College teaching students talk with Washburn fifth graders

For Lucas, Elementary Ed Provides Pathway to Greater Good

Harrison Lucas '17

…that he’s done in his life and try to carry that on. Q. How was it coming to Northland College? A. I transferred here from St. John’s University in Minnesota. When I first got to Northland it was different to say the least. I was coming from a larger school,…