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Welcoming Students Back

Testing and Safety Measures Firmly in Place

In less than ten days, Northland College will begin welcoming students back to the Bay area in accordance with a phased return-to-campus schedule. During the past several months, College leadership and I have been developing and processing guidelines to monitor and contain the spread of COVID-19 and sustain a safe living and learning environment as

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Fall 2020 Reopening

> Read our Campus Reopening Plan > Check out the Reopening FAQ Recent Updates Aug 12: Campus Reopening Plan & FAQ Aug 7: Returning Student Townhall July 24: Athletic Programming Update July 24: Fall Online Curriculum July 24: Face Coverings, Isolation & Quarantine July 9: Fall Planning Groups July 8: Review Fall Classes Registration July

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The Violence at the Root of the Silent Majority

A forgotten film shows the problem with continuing to invoke this mythical group.

It has been more than 50 years since Richard Nixon conjured the category of the “silent majority” to separate his base of support from the urban rebellions and vocal liberation, countercultural and anti-Vietnam War movements of the 1960s. As a phrase that symbolizes a reserved, white, predominantly working-class conservatism, its power as a rhetorical political

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CARES ACT Notification

Emergency Funds

Northland College hereby acknowledges that the institution signed and returned to the Department of Education the Recipient’s Funding Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Northland College has or intends to use, no less than 50 percent of the funds received under

Big Year for Outdoor Recreation

Many of us are feeling stressed by the disruption and uncertainty brought on by the pandemic. To cope, more and more of us are turning to outdoor recreation. This makes sense, as being outdoors is a proven way to combat stress and promote positive well-being. As a professor of outdoor education, I’m encouraged to see

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Agreement Eases Transfer from Technical Colleges

More Than Dozen Intro Courses Included

Students seeking to transfer credits from any of Wisconsin’s 16 technical colleges to Northland College will have a much easier time in the future thanks to a comprehensive agreement between the Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges and Universities and Wisconsin Technical Colleges and the Wisconsin Technical College System. Under this arrangement, specified technical college credits

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And the Emmy Goes To . . .

Burke Researchers Featured in Award-Winning Doc

A PBS documentary featuring researchers with the Mary Griggs Burke Center for Freshwater Innovation has been awarded an Emmy by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Michigan Chapter. Linking Land and Lakes: Protecting the Great Lakes’ Coastal Wetlands follows the work of forty Great Lakes researchers and experts and explores the vital role

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NPR: Water Levels In The Great Lakes Approach A Record High

Water levels in the Great Lakes are high right now—really high. Lake Michigan, Lake Huron, and Lake Erie are all breaking records and creating all kinds of problems for communities on their shores. Reporter Dan Wanshcura interviews Great Lakes experts including Peter Annin, director of the Mary Griggs Burke Center for Freshwater Innovation. “Rather than

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6 Non-Fiction Authors Tackling Big Topics In Accessible Ways

Annin's Great Lakes Water Wars

Peter Annin, the director of the Mary Griggs Burke Center for Freshwater Innovation, is featured in Wiki video segment highlight six non-fiction writers who have written books that educate and inform the public about tough topics. Annin is the author of the Great Lakes Water Wars, the definitive book on Great Lakes diversions and water

Northland Announces Fall Schedule

The Northland fall semester will begin early, end early, and forego the Labor Day holiday as part of its new Covid-19 schedule. Other changes include shorter, more intensive courses, on-campus testing, and dining in multiple locations instead of one. In addition, all large gatherings have been canceled, including the annual welcoming party and the alumni