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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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2nd Annual CYA Lit Conference Nov. 9-10

The Northland College Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute will host its second annual Children’s and Young Adult Literature Conference November 9-10. The Children’s and Young Adult Literature Conference is a symposium for educators, including public librarians, teachers, child care providers, parents, and college students enrolled in fields...  Read More
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Backpacker Magazine ranks Northland College #2 outdoor school

Backpacker Magazine has ranked Northland College second in a list of the nation’s best colleges for hikers and other outdoor enthusiasts. In its October 2016 issue, the magazine noted the school’s proximity to trails, rivers, and other outdoor recreational opportunities, its outdoor clubs and participation,...  Read More
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Flying Squirrel photobomb leads to new discovery

A photobombing squirrel helped a Northland College student document the highest recorded observation of the gray tree frog in northern Wisconsin. As part of a larger study of old and large white pine canopies, senior Madison Laughlin of Edmonds, Washington, documented the tree frog almost...  Read More
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Q&A with Helen Pent Jenkins, class of 2008

Helen Pent Jenkins ’08, associate director of philanthropy at The Nature Conservancy, is responsible for raising major gifts for conservation projects around the world. Helen currently lives in Missoula, Montana. Travis Moore `11 talked to her about her time at Northland, how she is still…  Read More

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Memories of a Fallen Soldier

Tom Dean first seized my attention when I watched him race about the athletic field—he having joined our intramural football team “The Animals”—with a reckless abandon that I later came to understand characterized his play for the “Siwash” of Knox College, from which school he…  Read More

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Six individuals named to Board of Trustees

Six individuals have been named to serve on the Northland College Board of Trustees. In April, Reverend Carla J. Bailey of Minneapolis, Minnesota; Mike Fiorio of Ashland, Wisconsin; Ned Hancock of Edina, Minnesota; and Ben Shepherd of Brooklyn, New York joined the board. In July,…  Read More

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