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Northland College student Frank Wroblewski

Mapping the Mountains of Venus

Frank Wroblewski '19

In opposition to its neighbor Earth, Venus is hot, acidic, and under a lot of pressure. There’s no wind or water and the only discernible features are mountains, lava flows, volcano-like features like lava tubes and tectonic remnants, and meteor impacts. It’s dystopia to some and a mystery to be uncovered by others. “In planetary…

Northland College student Danon Briggs coaching kids on the basketball court.

From Big City to Small Town

Senior Danon Briggs Head Coach for AHS Boys C Team

Danon Briggs wasn’t sure how long he might stay at Northland College when he first arrived as a junior transfer student three years ago. “Right away, I didn’t want to when I first got up to Northland,” Briggs said. “I didn’t like it at all. Being a big city kid, it was a hard transition…

Northland College student collects data for bat research

Monitoring Bats by Sound

The Great Lakes Inventory and Monitoring Network Employs Students for Bat Research

For the past three summers, Northland students have helped to monitor bat populations on National Park Service properties throughout the Great Lakes region. Acoustic bat detectors—designed to record ultrasonic bat…  Read More

Northland College student EmmaMarie Hamond

EmmaMarie Hammond’s Three Lessons for Making Change

Citizen's Climate Lobby Goes to Washington DC

Junior EmmaMarie Hammond said she has learned three things from her internship with the Chequamegon chapter of the Citizen’s Climate Lobby (CCL) in northern Wisconsin: 1. Things don’t happen overnight;…  Read More

Four Northland College students sit in a boat with survey equipment

The Life Aquatic of the Penokee Hills

Students Survey Fish Populations

Northland College senior Megan Mader inches a jon boat into the vegetation near shore at Galilee Lake, a shallow, 212-acre lake with a handful of cabins dotting the shoreline. Mader…  Read More

Northland College alum Kinsey Neal standing in Lake Superior

Be Bold, Be Radical, Be Respectful

Kinsey Neal '18 on Leadership and Pushing for Change

Major: Sustainable Community Development Employment: Research Assistant, Center for Rural Communities Last Act: Senior Class Commencement Address Hometown: Arlington, Virginia Q. What have you learned about leadership during your time…  Read More

Northland College Japanese exchange students

Windett ’10: Why Japan Rocks

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…  Read More