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Two students take a selfie with a nice scenic view behind them.

Bushwhacking for Science

It was day two in Isle Royale National Park, and the GPS wouldn’t cooperate, leaving us disoriented in the wilderness. Just keep truckin’ quickly became our motto as we tripped over logs and got whipped by twigs, hoping the coordinates in the GPS brought us back to the Greenstone Ridge Trail after our visit to…

Cameron Jaeger ’23 and Liam Jansen ’23 canoeing through the ravine on campus as Bay City Creek is high with snow melt.

Outdoor Education Graduates Win Gold

Recent grads Cameron Jaeger ’23 and Liam Jansen ’23 win North American whitewater canoe championships.

Just a few weeks after Commencement, Cameron Jaeger and Liam Jansen are already putting skills they learned at Northland to work—on a national stage. The two 2023 outdoor education grads just won gold in the men’s tandem event at the 2023 North American Whitewater Open Canoe Slalom Championships. Liam and Cam first learned whitewater canoeing…

Student Alyssa Hoffman

Financial Aid Makes College Possible for Aspiring Third Grade Teacher

Alyssa Hoffman discovered the perfect college for her, and the Wisconsin Grant helped make her dream school a reality.

Alyssa Hoffman is a first-generation college student from Park Falls, Wisconsin, who loves being outdoors. When she discovered Northland College, she knew it was the perfect fit for her. But coming from a large family with six siblings, she knew she needed all the support she could get to make it a reality. “The Wisconsin…

Great Lakes

A Needs Assessment for the Midwest Climate Asset Map

Right now, I am staring at the conference poster printer in confusion of what to write; I cannot say that I am asked to participate in features regularly. I am in what I believe to be the study room, fluorescent lights shining dimly above me as my fingers glide across the keys of my laptop.…

Alaina Lenz

The Text Effect

If you had asked me at any point before my senior year of high school where I hoped to go to college, I never would have seen myself at a place like Northland. For as long as I can remember, it was my desire to follow in my parents’ footsteps and attend the University of…

Pride Flag in the Ponzio Campus Center

The Story Behind the Pride Flag on Campus

As we reach the end of Pride Month, student intern Toni Alioto ’22 delves into the history of the pride flag—its creation, its meaning, and its continuous adaption to the changing landscape that is the LGBT2QAI+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, two-spirit, queer/questioning, ally, intersex, +) community. The rainbow flag has become an international symbol for…

Aja Gregg ’22 with her research project

A Conversation with Aja Gregg: Northland’s 2022 Commencement Speaker

Each year, a graduating senior is selected to serve as the student speaker at commencement. This year, Aja Gregg, graduating with a degree in sociology and social justice and a minor in psychology, will deliver the student address to her fellow graduates. A McNair Scholar, basketball player, and an alumni relations intern, Aja has made…

Mary Johnson

The Search for Non-Toxic Materials

Chemistry Prof and Students Publish Results

After nearly five years, over 1,500 experiments, and more than $100,000 in funding, Professor of Chemistry Nick Robertson and twelve Northland College students* published a paper last month in the Journal of Applied Polymer Science. Additional authors include Professor Michael Carney at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and three of his undergraduate student researchers**. “It’s…

Northland College student standing on campus.

Aja Is Shining Bright

Originally from sunny Florida, Aja Gregg’s post-high school plan was simple—get away from Florida and become a dental hygienist. That was before recruiters started calling with offers to play basketball in college. Among those recruiters was Northland’s own Daryle Tucker who had something the others didn’t—a campus 1,800 miles away and generous scholarship support. With…

Northland College professors and student working on trails.

Tyler Forks Community Forest

Northland Partners with Landmark Conservancy

In October, red leaves floating to the ground are about the only sound at Tyler Forks Community Forest, located thirty minutes south of campus. The 590-acre forest was purchased by Landmark Conservancy in 2019 and has become an additional outdoor classroom and recreational area for students and the general public. In the last two years,…