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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…  Read More

Student at poster session.

Welnetz: Science and the Back Country

For some, being stranded on Lake Superior in a boat with two broken motors is reasonable cause for alarm. However, for graduating senior Jordan Welnetz it was “just another day…  Read More

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,…  Read More

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…  Read More

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…  Read More

Two students in front of power point

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…  Read More

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…  Read More

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…  Read More