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Northland College student plays golf.

Gilligan Personifies “Student-Athlete”

By Sara Eisenhauer, UMAC Assistant Commissioner For most collegiate student-athletes who participate in NCAA Division III sports and the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference (UMAC), playing at this level is an intentional choice based on multiple variables including an immense amount of opportunities to not only…  Read More

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Graphic design student interns in Sweden

Swedish Student Returns Home for Internship

Graphic design student Petter Bülling experienced one particularly low moment during his summer internship at Artilleriet, a high-end home décor store. He was helping move things around for a photo shoot and he bumped into a really expensive pot. It shattered completely. All in the…  Read More

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Northland College student with journal

296 miles on the Superior Hiking Trail

Jane Dahlgren had never camped alone when she decided to hike solo for 296 miles. For college credits. While the extroverted sophomore was not familiar with solo tripping, she was no novice to adventure. A Seattle native, Dahlgren had hiked with her dad and brother…  Read More

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Northland College Women's Soccer TEam

A Winning Women’s Soccer Season

Senior Maddie Wieland did not intend to play soccer when she came to Northland College. She had played her first two years at Buffalo Grove High School in a suburb north of Chicago but thought she had left soccer behind. But then she checked a…  Read More

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Northland College student in the snow

4th Wall to Premiere Almost Maine Nov 11

By Claire Rupnow Northland’s theatre club, 4th Wall, has been resurrected this year, and is off to an ambitious start. Club President Laura Loucks, pictured above, and Vice President Sadye McCloud, will be presenting its fall play, Almost, Maine Friday, November 11 and Saturday, November…  Read More

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Northland College student holding phone.

The Woman Behind the Screen

Northland College senior Mikaela Fischer is a quiet, self-possessed student with a strong voice. She’s one of those rare students who takes in information, digests it, devises a plan, and executes it. “She’s mature and still knows how to be playful. I would want her in…  Read More

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Northland College student leading a trip

Water, Fire, & Wolves: Students at Work

At Northland, students gain a competitive advantage for graduate school and post-graduation job offers. Our paid internship program is designed to give hands-on experience from freshman year through graduation, connecting students with the best work experiences for their needs. Students also apply their learning through research…  Read More

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Student in courtroom

Path to Immigration Law

Adrian Diaz ’16 says he has witnessed the struggles of immigrants in the United States and it has shaped his career goals. “My parents’ and my experience with American xenophobia and racism has pushed me to pursue a career in immigration law.” Diaz, who is…  Read More

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Portrait of Parker Matzinger

The Indelible Parker Matzinger

Parker Matzinger has tracked wildlife in Costa Rica with Assistant Professor of Natural Resources Erik Olson. He founded and performed in the Northland College Percussion Ensemble, interned at the Mary Griggs Burke Center for Freshwater Innovation, and attended a week-long workshop combining biology and acoustics…  Read More

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