City scape of Boston, Mass by photographer Bob Gross

UHA Awards Rector Best Dissertation

The Urban History Association awarded Josiah Rector, Hulings Assistant Professor of US and Environmental History and Culture, the Michael Katz Award for Best Dissertation in Urban History. Rector, who began at Northland College this fall, wrote his dissertation “Accumulating Risk: Environmental Justice and the History…  Read More

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Northland College alumni Linda Rise and Andy Noyes stand in front of their van

Alumni Camper Van House Concert Tour

Linda Rise ’87 and Andy Noyes ’84 of Ashland, Wisconsin, have left their jobs and are cruising the country for a year as a way to find inspiration and discover the best of who they are. They are traveling in their camper van, visiting Northland College…  Read More

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High school boy looking through magnifying glass at lumber.

Changing Lives

By MaryJo Gingras, Outreach Program Coordinator The Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute’s outreach programs instill a sense of wonder and inspire youth and adult participants through outdoor experiences. A million acres of forest and the largest freshwater lake in the world serve simultaneously as our classroom…  Read More

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Night sky

In Wildness and Wonder

By Alan Brew, Executive Director of the SOEI Over the past year, in anticipation of the Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute’s fiftieth anniversary in 2022, the staff of the Institute have reflected on its history and deliberated about its future. We have shared with one another…  Read More

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2017 Loon poster Photo by Lorna Rohloff

The Uncommon Lives of Common Loons

By Erica LeMoine, LoonWatch Coordinator Despite the many presentations that I’ve given over the past six years, it always gives me a thrill when I hear the “oohs” and “aahs” of an audience learning something new about loons, reacting in amazement to what our Wisconsin…  Read More

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The Northland College Class of 2021 sits with President Miller for a class photo

The Class of 2021

Northland College welcomed 232 new students—the largest freshman class in sixteen years—September 8, with a ceremonial walk across Fenenga Bridge, convocation address, revival of the Northland College pep song, and Everybody party, sponsored by the Northland College Student Association.

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Collage of historical photos of the Bro Family at Northland College

The Bro Family: A Century at Northland College 

The Bro family at Northland College spans more than a century. The Bros have a rich history of adventure, lifelong friendships, love, connections, philanthropy, service, and finding one’s true calling.  It is a story worthy of a book. Their Northland connection begins with Albin Carl…  Read More

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Northland College Alumni

Stuart Barnes Jamieson: Social Justice

Majors: history and environmental studies ‘81 Northland Highlights: NCSA president, Board of Trustees student representative, Chequamegon Orchestra, working with President Malcolm McLean Advanced Degrees: masters of non-profit management, North Park University, Chicago, Illinois; master of divinity, United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities, New Brighton,…  Read More

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wolf track in the sand

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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