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Burke Center researchers launch a buoy in Lake Namekagon to collect data on lake health

Northland College Real-time Lake Namekagon Buoy Website Goes Live

Real-time data from the Lake Namekagon chain of lakes went live this week with the launch of a new Northland College website. The website, hosted by the College’s Mary Griggs Burke Center for Freshwater Innovation, gathers information hourly, such as temperature, dissolved oxygen, and chlorophyll a, and broadcasts the data online. “We are listening to…

All of the SONWA book selections stacked to show titles.

2023 Sigurd Olson Nature Writing Awards Announced

Top prizes awarded to Restoring Eden, Finding Calm in Nature, and The Day the River Caught Fire.

The Northland College Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute has announced the winning 2023 books for the Sigurd F. Olson Nature Writing Award (SONWA). Restoring Eden by Elizabeth D. Hilborn has been selected for the top prize in nature writing. “Reminiscent of Rachel Carlson’s Silent Spring, and written with elegance and sensitivity,” observed Institute director Alan Brew,…

A student paddling a canoe with a misty, tree-lined shore and another canoe ahead

Northland College to Remain Open Under Refocused Model

Refined curriculum and structure to be implemented starting Fall 2024.

The Northland College Board of Trustees today voted to approve a refocused model for the College which will allow the institution to remain open. This decision follows a comprehensive effort to secure a future for the College, including a fundraising campaign and financial exigency process. The approved model draws from the proposals and ideas shared…

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Sharing Positive Developments—Financial Exigency Update: April 23, 2024

The Northland College Board of Trustees intended to provide a definitive update on the College’s future today, April 23; however, there has been a positive development that changes the scope of the situation. In the last twenty-four hours, Northland College has received several transformative donor gifts. While Northland is still short of its total funding…

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Financial Exigency Update: April 18, 2024

Today, April 18, Northland College’s Board of Trustees shared a brief update regarding next steps for the financial exigency process with the campus community. The Board understands that there is a great deal of continued uncertainty, anticipation, and a need for clarity about Northland’s future. This has been an intense process and timeline, and it…

Financial Exigency Update: April 17, 2024

Since the Board of Trustees declaration of financial exigency on April 4 considerable work has been conducted on curricular restructure and operational budget adjustments to realign the College, reduce the deficit, and create a viable path forward. At the same time, Northland students, faculty, and staff have been working diligently as they conclude Winter Term, complete…

Wheeler Bridge

Financial Exigency Update: April 11, 2024

On April 4, Northland College’s Board of Trustees declared financial exigency, setting off a formal process designed to provide a final, good-faith effort to save the College. Following is more detail on financial exigency and what the process looks like moving forward. What is financial exigency, exactly? Financial exigency, in simple terms, signifies a severe…

Northland College Board of Trustees Declares Financial Exigency

Today’s announcement provides a two-week window to find a sustainable path forward.

Ashland, WI, April 4, 2024 —The Northland College Board of Trustees today voted to declare financial exigency, setting off a process designed to provide a final, good faith effort to save Northland College. The decision comes after a March 11 fundraising appeal to raise $12 million by April 3 to avoid closure and instead continue…

Brianna Hauke ’24 stands in front of a sign for the NOAA Center for Weather and Climate Prediction

Our Stories: Brianna Hauke ’24

My name is Brianna Hauke, and I’m a senior at Northland majoring in climate science. My time here has been amazing. I’ve met so many people, done so much, and taken so many classes with the best professors ever. I came to Northland because of the opportunities to work with and form connections with professors.…

Our Stories: Mikayla Duarte ’17

I found Northland through a book in my guidance counselor’s office that listed majors and the in-state schools that offered them. For meteorology, this list was limited to three options: the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and Northland. As I hadn’t heard about Northland until that day, I went home and researched it.…