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Our location. Location is everything and we have it. Lake Superior, the Apostle Islands, and the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest; together that’s more than one million acres of public lands—all right in our own backyard. The largest freshwater lake in the world, Lake Superior is our classroom, our playground, and our source of inspiration. Schedule now! OUR

Students hiking on York.

7 Things to Do When You Visit Campus

If you’re planning to visit campus this summer—and we believe you really should—you will want to plan for extra days to check out the region. After all, people travel the world to kayak, sail, and hike the Apostle Islands. Here’s our top picks of things to do. Get on the water Campus is located blocks…

Gardens by the Bay in Singapore, an example of sustainable design by Northland College alum and trustee.

Elevating Sustainable Design

Ben Shepherd ’00 taking design to new levels

Ben Shepherd ’00 is taking design to new levels: integrating sustainability, functionality, beauty, and community planning. He’s been working in the green building and sustainable design field since his Northland graduation, first at the non-profit, research think tank, Rocky Mountain Institute, then overseas to gain an international green perspective. For the last ten years, he’s been…

Northland College alumni Linda Rise and Andy Noyes stand in front of their van

Alumni Camper Van House Concert Tour

Linda Rise ’87 and Andy Noyes ’84 of Ashland, Wisconsin, have left their jobs and are cruising the country for a year as a way to find inspiration and discover the best of who they are. They are traveling in their camper van, visiting Northland College alumni, friends, and family, and performing live acoustic shows in…

Aerial shot of campus and surrounding region

Six individuals named to Board of Trustees

Six individuals have been named to serve on the Northland College Board of Trustees. In April, Reverend Carla J. Bailey of Minneapolis, Minnesota; Mike Fiorio of Ashland, Wisconsin; Ned Hancock of Edina, Minnesota; and Ben Shepherd of Brooklyn, New York joined the board. In July, Bill Esposito of Locust Valley, New York; and Dave Ullrich…

Forest Lodge Boathouse

Student projects save USFS $100,000, receive recognition

In an unprecedented move, the USDA Forest Service for the second year in a row awarded Northland College and the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest the Accessibility Accomplishment Award from the Chief of the U.S. Forest Service. The award was presented at a formal ceremony at Forest Lodge June 20. The award was given for two collaborative…

Student making her mark on the diversity wheel

Diversity & Inclusion

We value the unique perspectives, multiple identities, and various ideas our students, staff, and faculty.

Northland College President Mike Miller and Professor Emeritus Bruce Goetz

Goetz awarded Professor Emeritus status

By Sara Chase, Ashland Daily Press Bruce Goetz, retired professor of geoscience, was recently awarded the title of Professor Emeritus by Northland College. “When I heard that my colleagues had voted for that and approved that unanimously, I was just humbled,” Goetz said. “For a faculty member, it’s the highest honor you can get.” Goetz…

Northland College sign

Trettin Elected Co-chair of the CIC Presidential Spouses and Partners Task Force

Mary L. Trettin of Ashland has been elected co-chair of the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) Presidential Spouses and Partners Task Force. Trettin is married to Northland College President Michael A. Miller. Trettin will serve a one-year term from January 2017 to January 2018. CIC is the only national higher education association that focuses solely…

ReUse Room

The ReUse Room, located in the basement of the Townhouses, is a thrift shop staffed by students and volunteers.