Four eco-rep students outdoors

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, building community, and promoting individual sustainability. “We want to shift the environmental focus from depressing to fun and empowering,” said senior Ellie Zimmer, who studies biology. Their…  Read More

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Northland College alum and artist Cait Irwin

Cait Irwin: Artist

Occupation: Owner, Irwin Artworks Major/Emphasis: Studio art with an emphasis in environmental studies ‘03 Hometown: Vermillion, South Dakota Current location: Council Bluffs, Iowa How I landed at Northland College. Being an artist and having a deep connection with the natural world have been two major…  Read More

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Site/Lines: Wisconsin’s Disappearing Forest

By Julie Buckles, Site/Lines, a publication of the Foundation for Landscape Studies I’m standing in a northern Wisconsin forest with botanist Sarah Johnson, an associate professor of natural resources and biology at Northland College, where I work. She has been checking text messages from her student…  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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Mary Trettin and Mike Miller, Northland College

President Miller Announces Retirement

Northland College President Michael A. Miller, 62, announced he will retire when his contract expires next year. His retirement will be effective June 30, 2018 “Serving as Northland’s 13th president for the past seven years has been an honor and goes down as my final…  Read More

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Lake Superior and beach

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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Northland College Alumni

Shannon Franks: NASA Senior Scientist

Home state: New Jersey Major: Environmental Studies ‘01 NC Highlight: Internship with NASA Current location: Greenbelt, Maryland Employer: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Goddard Space Flight Center Occupation: Senior Scientist What I do: Study and improve metrics for monitoring forest disturbance and recovery When I…  Read More

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2017 Alumni Awards Announced

The Northland College Alumni Association Awards Program is proud to announce the alumni and friends of the College who have made significant professional and/or personal accomplishments in a number of categories. A lifetime of love for the arts and history fuel Ori-Anne’s passion for the Northland…  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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