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Northland Graduates Class of 2020, Prepares for Future

…financial and facilities infrastructures; reaffirming our vibrant mission around environmental responsibility and community sustainability; and strengthening the enrollment in our academically rigorous degree programs. The first six months of my presidency saw the world transformed by COVID-19 and the College community adapted quickly. I have partnered with our deeply committed…

aerial view of trees

Sit Simply, Get a New Perspective

Mentoring Urban Youth for Conservation Leadership

Evan Coulson, Bro professor of sustainable regional development, tells a story worth remembering. He was managing the rock climbing and rappelling site at Bob’s Rock in the Chequamegon-Nicolet Forest this past summer for a group of Chicago teens. This outing was part of a collaboration between the Sigurd Olson Environmental…

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DNT: Northland College Finalizes Divestment from Fossil Fuels

College No Longer Has Fossil Fuel-Related Investments

Andee Erickson, Duluth News Tribune College No Longer Has Fossil Fuel-Related Investments In 2017, the college’s board of trustees voted to divest all the school’s endowment funds from fossil fuel-related investments. About $823,000 of the college’s $28 million endowment was invested in fossil fuels, which the vast majority of scientists…

Harvest Trail tickets

A Meal to Celebrate Seasonal Abundance

Harvest Trail Dinner Scheduled for Friday

…producers, students, and faculty to come together to learn, teach, and research issues around food, sustainability, and economic vitality in rural communities. “I think having conversations over dinner is one of the best ways to get to know people and to have an honest, open conversation about food,” Simpson said….

Northland student Seth Bayliss on campus

Northland Deepens Commitment to Food, Social Justice

…said Rothe, who serves on the College’s Sustainability Work Group and Food Committee. Over the past year, the Food Committee has used Bayliss’s research to develop policies and standards that better align with the Real Food standards and campus community values. The work isn’t over, but Bayliss is optimistic about…


Caribou, Snapchat, and Avocado Graphs

Ogle offers May term statistical computing.

…a program within the R Project for Statistical Computing. “Scientific communication is a skill that is in demand and using free, open-source software like R fits within the concepts of sustainability and social justice that define Northland’s mission,” Ogle said. Students looked at data sets and turned them into graphs….

Danny Simpson walks with Governor Tony Evers

Governor Evers Visits Northland For Sustainable Food Program

Tour includes Hulings Rice Food Center, Larson Food Lab and High Tunnel and Composting program.

…UW-Extension, about his hazelnut project, and from three sustainable agriculture students about their education. “I was most impressed by how this program impacts students,” Evers said. “Young people coming out of this program will be leading in sustainability for the rest of their lives.” To watch FOX 21 Duluth News…

Donna and George Arbaugh

Walking in Sigurd Olson’s Footsteps

Supporting Stewardship Through Scholarships

…“I’ve always been into environmental issues,” she said. “Over the years, I got even more involved.” In 2009, Donna established the Arbaugh Endowed Scholarship at Northland College. The scholarship aids a junior or senior majoring in a field focused on environmental studies or sustainability, and twelve Northland students have received…

Birkie skiers

From Grief, Comes Joy

Norgaard Family Create Legacy Fund for Bjorn '10

…at Interstate Park each summer and couldn’t find big enough campsites, so he looked into camping at her one-hundred-acre farm, devoted to social design plants. He saw a kindred spirit in Nina and knew Bjorn would have been intrigued as well. With a focus on sustainability and social justice, the…

A City of Ashland No Mow May sign on campus

Northland College Participates in No Mow May

Northland College is participating in “No Mow May,” an initiative aimed at fostering a better habitat for bees and other pollinators. Throughout the month of May, the Northland College maintenance crew is leaving some areas of campus—roughly 50 percent—untouched by lawn mowers. Lawns in high-traffic areas and near buildings are…