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The Stories and Voices of This Region

WritersRead Celebrates Ten Years

…seemed fitting, as I trod my new geography, that the lake rode the red shoulders of the land like a mysterious blanket, leading to unseen places called “Thunder Bay” and “Silver Bay,” sights like 22 Apostles, emerald mountains rising from clear depths to claim a taste of sky. Reading these…

Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute at Northland College

From the Archives: Open Horizons—A Campaign for the Institute

…the article, the proposed building was “a beautiful architectural statement” that “thoughtfully reflects Sig’s philosophy and life.” With the Open Horizons capital campaign complete, construction of the Institute’s new building began in the summer of 1980. When the fall issue of the Horizons newsletter went to press, it included photos…

Northland College alum Kealy White at work at bakery.

Stepping Back, Leaning In

Kealy White '99

…since she was eight weeks old,” Kealy said. “This was our chance—biking riding and sidewalk chalk was totally our jam.” Kealy clocked backed in after four weeks, working from home at first and slowly returning to the physical building. “Having an employer that valued my perspective and allowed me the…

Tea-Time with Les Alldritt

Mary Griggs Burke and Japanese Art

Mary Griggs Burke and Japanese Art Northland College Professor of Religion and Philosophy Les Alldritt will lead a tea-time discussion at Forest Lodge near Cable July 18 at 2-3:30. Hosted by Northland College, Alldritt will be talking about Mary Griggs Burke’s interest in Japanese art, how that influence is expressed…

Andrew Jensen

Clouds and Climate Change

Prof Andrew Jensen Develops Mathematical Model

…aerosol distribution and variability over the pristine Southern Indian Ocean. Atmospheric Environment,182, pp.17-30 Pujol, O, Jensen, A., 2019. Cloud-rain predator-prey interactions: analyzing some properties of the Koren-Feingold model and introduction of a new species-competition bulk system with a Hopf bifurcation. To appear in Physica D. Jensen and Pujal are focused…

Northland students in canoes

Outdoor Recreation: For Students, By Students

…a Nordic ski center and trails, a logistical support center to assist academic field-based classes and recreational programs, and the Outpost, providing gear rental for campus and the greater community. Whew. “Rooted in the philosophy of Sigurd F. Olson, Outdoor Pursuits curates experiences and services which help students develop a…

Northland College Emeritus Professor of Philosophy and Religion David Saetre

A Spirit of Imagination

How Northland Faced the 1918 Pandemic

David Saetre, Emeritus Professor of Philosophy and Religion How Northland Faced the 1918 Pandemic Some years ago, I began an address to an organization facing uncertain times with a quote from the poet T.S. Eliot: “humankind cannot bear very much reality.” As I repeated the line for effect, an elder…

Two students present at Science on Tap

Searching Star Beams to Tell an Ancient Story

Undergrads Present at Science on Tap

…The following summer, they took their samples to a lab in Madison for physical and chemical separation. Clicking through photos from the field, Prince explained their research processes. “What we were looking for is an isotope called Beryllium-10—even just a couple atoms of it could tell us a lot,” she…

Northland College Anne Kriskovich

Teaching In and Out of the Classroom

…with a degree in physical education teaching, Kriskovich started coaching and kept learning. She jumped into assistant coaching under Mayforth, worked several odd-jobs, earned a licensure in special education, and started teaching at a local school. In 2015, she headed to Pennsylvania to gain a master’s in special education from…