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President Miller meeting with students

Op-Ed: Reinventing the Liberal Arts Model

BY Michael A. Miller, Northland College President My phone started buzzing moments after Sweet Briar College, located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia, announced closing its doors, closing with 700 students and an $85 million endowment. Northland College, where I am president, is a small liberal arts college located on the…  Read More

Lake Superior Stockton Island

NPR's Marketplace: Protecting the Waters of Lake Michigan

BY SARAH GARDNER, Marketplace I grew up near Lake Michigan, one of the biggest lakes on the planet. My hometown of Waukesha, Wisconsin, about 15 miles west of Milwaukee, is making a bid to tap the lake for its permanent drinking supply. Long story short: Over the decades, Waukesha and nearby towns have withdrawn so…  Read More

Attorney in front of books

Environmental Law and Policy

Jessica Dexter is a staff attorney focused on clean water litigation and policy issues at the Environmental Law and Policy Center of the Midwest and has opened a new office for Environmental Law and Policy Center in Duluth, Minn. She is 2000 graduate of Northland College, where she studied environmental studies. She earned her law…  Read More

girl posing with Smokey the Bear

Fed Jobs Just Got Easier

The federal government has named Northland College in Ashland, Wis. as a partner in activating the next generation of conservation stewards. The new 21st Century Conservation Service Corps (21CSC), a national effort to place thousands of young people and veterans in conservation work, selected Northland College in December as one of its partners to facilitate…  Read More

Solar panels at ELLC residence hall

Planning for Carbon Neutrality by 2030

As the U.N. Convention on Climate Change prepares to meet in Geneva, Switzerland, February 8-13, Northland College in Ashland is working on its own initiatives for reducing carbon emissions. Northland announced last fall the selection of Affiliated Engineers, Inc. (AEI) to conduct a comprehensive campus-wide energy study with the goal of achieving carbon neutrality by…  Read More

Former faculty member Jim Meeker

James E. Meeker Remembered

The natural resources program at Northland College would not have been possible without the perseverance and expertise of Professor Jim Meeker, who taught here 1990-2011. Jim died at home surrounded by family and friends December 27, 2014. A professor of botany and natural resources, Jim shared his passion with students for the outdoors to the…  Read More

Fish Creek flowing into Chequamegon Bay

Researchers Prep region for Climate Change

By Marie Zhuikov, Wisconsin Sea Grant Science Communicator Intense storms this fall breached a barge connection system in the Ashland, Wis. harbor, designed to protect the Northern States Power Superfund site. Soil and groundwater at the site are contaminated with tar, oil, metals and other chemical pollutants. The damage postponed cleanup efforts until next spring,…  Read More

Stephanie Red Cloud Muise

Second at National STEM Conference

The American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) selected 70 undergraduate students including Northland College senior Stephanie Muise to present oral presentation in all areas of science, engineering and technology for its annual conference earlier this month. With help from the College’s Parsonage Fund, Muise flew to Orlando, Fla. for the conference to talk about…  Read More

Portrait of John Allen

Allen Named Philanthropist of the Year

Northland College last month named John N. Allen of Naples, Fla. and Minneapolis, Minn., as its 2014 Philanthropist of the Year. Allen is the President, CEO, and sole principal of Industrial Equities, LLP a privately held commercial real estate investment, development, and management firm based in Minneapolis. A Wisconsin native from Suamico, a small farming…  Read More

Northland College student in garden

Nonprofit Partner for Student Internship

Compatible Technology International (CTI), a global non-profit based in St. Paul, MN recently raised $30,000 to start a partnership and internship for students at Northland College in Ashland, Wis. Both institutions initiated the partnership as a way to honor former CTI Executive Director Malcolm McLean, who served CTI from 1991-1995 as well as the president…  Read More