Northland College chemistry prof and students in lab.

From Pop Bottles to Pharmaceuticals

By John Myers, Duluth News Tribune What if we could turn millions of plastic pop bottles back into chemicals, and then reuse those chemicals in things such as pharmaceuticals or cosmetics? Turns out that’s exactly what students at two Wisconsin schools have shown can be done. Research teams of undergraduate students working with Nick Robertson,…  Read More

Student in front of computers in graphic design lab.

Graphic Design Emphasis

Northland College in 2014 added a graphic design emphasis to its art program. The emphasis is an opportunity to expose students to another form of visual communication, said Associate Professor of Art Jason Terry, who is coordinating the program. Graphic design explores graphic solutions for visual problem solving through project-based curricula in both traditional and…  Read More

Teachers received education award

Teaching Alums Receive Educator Awards

Two former Northland College graduates who teach in the Lake Superior region have been named as recipients of the first annual statewide educator awards. Nicole Boettcher, who graduated from Northland College in 2010 and now teaches at Washburn Middle School, received the Early Career Educator Award, an award presented to an outstanding educator within the…  Read More

Arial view of Northland campus

Impact on local economy put at $45.5 M

By Rick Olivo, The Daily Press A University of Wisconsin-Whitewater study shows that Northland College has an economic impact that compares favorably with the other major employers in Ashland County and has a substantial economic effect over a five-county region. The UW-Whitewater’s Fiscal and Economic Research Center (FERC) prepared the study. Its author was Russ…  Read More