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Q & A with Water Researcher Randy Lehr

Since 2010, Randy Lehr has been the Bro professor of sustainable regional development, leading and directing students, faculty, and staff in the field and in the classroom. In August, Lehr became the codirector of the Mary Griggs Burke Center for Freshwater Innovation. Q. Is it true you got hooked on science via fly fishing?  A. In…  Read More

Glass of beer sitting next to Cabbie's Tap logo.

Ten-cent Taps, Lasting Romance & Ida's Special Sauce

Alums Remember Cabbie’s Tap owners   Jean Anne (O’Brien) Case 1958 I grew up in Ashland but attended Northland and did stay in the dorm one year. I mostly remember spending a lot of time in Cabbie’s because the age to get into a beer bar was eighteen and they had tap beer for a…  Read More

Q & A With Robin Wall Kimmerer

Student Commencement Speaker Stephanie Muise Interviews 2015 Keynote Speaker Robin Wall Kimmerer Stephanie: When did you begin to have your interest in science? Botany? Robin: I think that I was born a botanist that the plants must have
tapped me on the shoulder at an early age, because I cannot remember a time
when I haven’t been fascinated…  Read More

Northland alumni director Jackie Moore holds up photo of Ida and Cabbie Meyer at the Stagecoach Inn, formerly Cabbie's.

Ex-watering hole owner leaves $200,000 to Northland College

Ida Meyer of cabbie’s Tap generous to the end By Jim Stingl, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel A former bar owner’s $200,000 gift to Northland College was secured one ten-cent beer at a time by students who met, mingled, and mated at the watering hole. “I might as well give it back to the college,” Ida Meyer told…  Read More

Northland student sitting next to microscope

Student Researches Lawyers: The Fishy Kind

By Sean Devlin ’15 Northland College student Kaitlyn Windschitl was accepted into the McNair Scholar’s Program in November to fund her research project on the burbot (Lota lota), sometimes referred to a seelpout, lawyers, or even the poor man’s lobster. In May 2016 she will become the first member of her family to receive a…  Read More

Northland student playing lacrosse

Lacrosse 101

Q&A with Matthew Hoszko From: St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada Majors: Business Management, Sustainable Entrepreneurship Activities: Vice President of Student Athletic Council, Public Relations Coordinator of WRNC 97.7FM Q. How did you discover lacrosse? A. Lacrosse was a major part of growing up in Canada. It was always hockey in the winter and lacrosse during the…  Read More

Northland student playing lacrosse.

Tribal Lacrosse

Q&A with Cassie Brown Major: outdoor education. Summer plans: Running a couple of Northland’s summer camps and leading backpacking and kayaking trips for a Girl Scout camp in Michigan. After that: Teaching Ojibwe language in Bayfield. Q. How did you get interested in lacrosse? A. I became interested in lacrosse at a young age but…  Read More

Northland Announces 2015 Commencement Speaker


Robin Wall Kimmerer selected Award-winning author Robin Wall Kimmerer has been selected to deliver the commencement speech to Northland College graduates on Saturday, May 23. She will also receive an honorary degree as a Doctor of Humane Letters. It is an honor to welcome Robin Wall Kimmerer back to campus to celebrate commencement with us…  Read More

Northland hockey player hitting the puck.

Northland adds women's Division III hockey

Northland College announced today that it will add women’s hockey to its NCAA Division III hockey program, effective for the 2016-2017 season. The College has already begun a search for a coach. “The driving force behind the decision is the continued growth of hockey and Northland’s location, central in a region renowned for highly competitive…  Read More

Drawing of lacrosse and soccer stadium project.

Northland Builds Stadium, Adds Lacrosse

Northland College announced the addition of men’s and women’s lacrosse along with the construction of a multi-million dollar lacrosse and soccer stadium. Stadium construction will begin July 2015 and is slated for completion by the end of the year. The College is currently recruiting lacrosse coaches and players and will be on the NCAA Division…  Read More