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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…

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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.…

The class year 2017 carved into one of the stones at the base of Wheeler Hall

Our Stories: Olivia Kovacs ’17

I transferred into Northland my junior year, and from my first day on campus I knew Northland was what I needed. My backstory is that my first two years of college were at a large state school where my major was environmental science. I had a really hard time academically there, not because of how…

The class year 2022 carved into one of the stones at the base of Wheeler Hall

Our Stories: Calliope Mertig ’22

Northland is home for me and has been since I first got to come to campus during one of the Visit Days in 2019 prior to enrolling. Truthfully, I think I knew it the moment I spoke to my admissions counselor. You see, I’ve moved around a lot in my life, and none of those…

The class year 2014 carved into one of the stones at the base of Wheeler Hall

Our Stories: Jeff Barden ’14

I chose Northland for its smaller class sizes and environmental curriculum at first. When I arrived, everything else about the school—professors’ expertise in their fields, campus location, and vested commitments to the surrounding communities—were solidified following the orientation trip. I would say the best part of my Northland experience has been the lifelong friends I’ve…

The class year 2001 carved into one of the stones at the base of Wheeler Hall

Our Stories: Angela Reglin ’01

I was the first one in my family to seek higher education. In the college search, state campuses were too large for my liking, so I had been set on Northland or Ripon College. It wasn’t the beautiful scenery along the lake, or the quaint town of Ashland that drew me in. It was more…