Thomas Whiting attended Ashland High School, where he played basketball. The 6’8” Northland College senior had not considered Northland College in his hometown of Ashland until Coach Scott Sorensen approached him. “I’m glad he did,” Thomas said. “The academics are top-notch and the cost is...  Read More
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Teen Vogue: Dorm Decor at Northland College

By Katelyn Chef, Teen Vogue During the course of this back-to-school season, we have seen students upgrading their dorm rooms in BIG ways. Everything from eye-catching removable wallpaper to personalized coffee carts fit for any caffeine connoisseur has been added as additional dorm room decor. However,...  Read More
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Eco-Reps at Northland College

The first-ever team of Northland College eco-reps are on the job. They’ll be planning events, and boosting positivity, community, and individual sustainability. “We want to shift the environmental focus from depressing to fun and empowering,” said senior Ellie Zimmer, who studies biology. Their first event...  Read More
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Northland College Divests from Fossil Fuels

The Northland College Board of Trustees voted Friday to fully divest Northland College’s endowment funds from fossil fuels in the next five years. Approximately 2.9 percent of the College’s $28 million endowment—about $823,000—is currently invested in fossil fuels, according to the Carbon Underground 200, an annually...  Read More
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Geologic Perspectives on Climate Change

BY DAVE ULLMAN, Assistant Professor of Geoscience On those really hot days in August, I often like to ride my bike down to Maslowski Beach in Ashland to let my mind drift into geologic time. I’ll wade into the cool water and stare out across...  Read More
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Students Howl with Wolves

Howling with Wolves Assistant Professor of Natural Resources Erik Olson serves on the board of the Timber Wolf Alliance and has conducted and collaborated on research regarding wolf-human interactions, landscape predictors of wolf attacks on bear-hunting dogs, and how pendulum swings in wolf management lead…  Read More

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Literature and the natural world: a conference for educators

Northland College will be hosting the second annual Children’s and Young Adult Literature Conference November 9-10 for educators of all types — including librarians, teachers, childcare providers, parents, and college students in education-related fields. This conference focuses on the connections between literature and the natural…  Read More

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