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The Clan of the Tropicals

By Juan Hernández ’78 I arrived in Ashland in September 1974. It was fresh and cool and the colors entranced me. These temperatures were not alien to me because I hailed from the highlands of tropical Guatemala. English was no problem either because my school…  Read More

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Northland College alumnus Tiffany Kirsten stands with fellow activists along the border of Texas and Mexico

Birds and the Border Wall

Tiffany Kersten first became hooked on birds at age twelve, after witnessing a flock of thousands of dancing sandhill cranes in a Wisconsin cornfield. She currently is the manager at the McAllen Nature Center in Texas and spending most of her free time fighting the…  Read More

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Northland College alum Jennifer Granick

Emulating the compassion and inspiration of her Northland professors

Hometown: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Majors: biology and writing with minor in chemistry ‘98 Occupation: veterinarian, assistant professor of small animal internal medicine Employer: University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine What I do: Teach medicine veterinary students, interns and residents. Perform basic science research on alternatives…  Read More

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Northland College Japanese exchange students

The Northland-KGU Connection

Liz Windett, class of ’10 studied at Kansai Gaidai University (KGU) in Hirakata, Japan, for a semester as part of a sister school agreement between Northland College and KGU. Now the Gift Coordinator at Northland College, she has had a front-row seat to greeting Japanese…  Read More

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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…  Read More

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Collage of historical photos of the Bro Family at Northland College

The Bro Family: A Century at Northland College 

The Bro family at Northland College spans more than a century. The Bros have a rich history of adventure, lifelong friendships, love, connections, philanthropy, service, and finding one’s true calling.  It is a story worthy of a book. Their Northland connection begins with Albin Carl…  Read More

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Stuart Barnes Jamieson: Social Justice

Majors: history and environmental studies ‘81 Northland Highlights: NCSA president, Board of Trustees student representative, Chequamegon Orchestra, working with President Malcolm McLean Advanced Degrees: masters of non-profit management, North Park University, Chicago, Illinois; master of divinity, United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities, New Brighton,…  Read More

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Northland College alum and artist Cait Irwin

Cait Irwin: Artist

Occupation: Owner, Irwin Artworks Major/Emphasis: Studio art with an emphasis in environmental studies ‘03 Hometown: Vermillion, South Dakota Current location: Council Bluffs, Iowa How I landed at Northland College. Being an artist and having a deep connection with the natural world have been two major…  Read More

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Site/Lines: Wisconsin’s Disappearing Forest

By Julie Buckles, Site/Lines, a publication of the Foundation for Landscape Studies I’m standing in a northern Wisconsin forest with botanist Sarah Johnson, an associate professor of natural resources and biology at Northland College, where I work. She has been checking text messages from her student…  Read More

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