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Northland College student Megan McPeak does research

McPeak: Making It Happen

A love for learning and Lake Superior is what lured graduating senior Megan McPeak to Northland College—and may someday bring her back. “I knew this was my time to be here—in my favorite place in the world—and to really focus on learning,” McPeak explained. Focused indeed….  Read More

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Honors Day Posters

Sixty Northland College students presented their fifty-two research projects in a public poster session April 7, 2016. We’ve collected the projects in this slideshow.

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Northland student stands in Lake Superior

Kert’s Most Awesome Weekend Adventures

Senior Kert Wuestenhagen embarks on an adventure every weekend—he wants to take in all he can before he graduates in May. He’s tackled a variety of adventures including biking, hiking, climbing, and kayaking. All have led him to some of the most beautiful and thrilling locations…  Read More

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Northland College student Kim Oldenborg measures water on a stream.

Oldenborg headed for future in water

For senior Kim Oldenborg, water is more than a life-sustaining resource. Water is her inspiration—academically, personally, and professionally. Initially attracted to Northland College for its proximity to Lake Superior, Oldenborg was excited to begin working as a research technician for the Mary Griggs Burke Center for Freshwater…  Read More

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29 Reasons to Heart Northland College

29 Reasons to Love Northland College

February is the month of love so our Instagram photographer Mikaela Fisher set out to capture twenty-nine reasons—one for every day of the month—for loving Northland College. We’ve collected them into this one blog post. Follow us on Instagram @northland_edu. If you have others reasons to add, hashtag…  Read More

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Portrait of Niina Baum & her two dogs

A Musher’s Life: 1 Min Video

Business student Niina Baum competed sportsmen’s class at the Apostle Islands Sled Dog Race last weekend. Saturday and Sunday she took her team of six for two twenty-mile runs. She’s been racing huskies for a dozen years.

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A Winning Business Idea

A late night meal made from local ingredients is hard to find in Ashland, or anywhere in small town America, really. Northland College business senior Jesse DiLillo and junior Matt Hoszko set out to solve this problem at the Wisconsin Innovation Network’s Lake Superior Business…  Read More

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Marissa Olsen

Filmmaking to Impassion, Teach

In her first year at Northland, natural resources student Marissa Olsen enrolled in a film class, that provided a meaningful vehicle for sharing and interpreting her science classes. For her, film bridged the gap between art and science. “By capturing the audience’s attention and interest through video, we…  Read More

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Kaylee Thornley

Thornley Takes Top Prize

The Midwest Sociological Society (MSS) awarded first prize to Northland College senior Kaylee Thornley for her paper, “Social Capital and Community Attachment: Understanding How Social Ties, Trust, and Reciprocity Relate to Rural Resident Attachment.” The MSS will present Thornley her a plaque and $250 prize…  Read More

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Northland College student Hattie Hoffman plays guitar

In Pursuit of Biology, Music, & Environmental Justice

Name: Hattie Hoffman Majors: biology with a music minor Keeps busy with ECCO Haus, the Sustainability Department, REuse Room, and NCAA softball BY KATHERINE SORENSEN ’16 It’s not always easy to merge two distinct halves of a whole brain. Sophomore Hattie Hoffman grew up surrounded…  Read More

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