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CRC Helps City Plan for Renewable Future

Center for Rural Communities Updates Ashland City Plan for Energy Independence

A report released this week reveals the City of Ashland will need to invest $1.8-$2.9 million in solar to meet its goal of getting 25 percent of its total energy through renewable sources by 2025. “The good news is that the initial upfront investment will pay for itself after 12…

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 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…

Northland College student Jordan Brennan

Hometown Favorite Chooses Home

…Joey ’11 played ball at Northland where he earned his teaching degree. He’s now a high school physical education teacher and the head girl’s basketball coach in Hayward, Wisconsin. Jordan’s mom and dad met at Northland, married, and settled in a house two blocks from campus where they raised their…

Northland College student in class

Science with Heart

Emma Holtan Attends Reciprocal Healing Confluence

…world. Holtan and Jenkins traveled together in early November to the Natural History Institute in Prescott, Arizona, for four days of workshops, plenary speakers, and personal reflection. Jenkins summed up the conference as nourishing—spiritually, physically, emotionally, and intellectually. “It was a profound experience for everyone there.” In addition, Holtan got…

Northland College Volleyball Coach Chelsea Meierotto

Empowering Women

Meet Chelsea Meierotto

…on. I am very proud to be continuing my mom’s and dad’s legacy as a coach in the area with a goal to have a positive impact on all players I coach. Can you talk about your philosophy, your secret sauce for success? My goal is to empower young women…

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…

Pink squirrel illustration by James O'Brien

Pink Explosion

Armed With a Flashlight and a Sense of Wonder, Researchers Discover Hot-Pink Squirrels

…where she was meant to be and she took full advantage. Applying for and joining Olson’s Wildlife Research Lab and then signing on for the pink squirrel journey. Olson deliberately shares space with Martin’s forestry researchers. Kohler said it has been eye-opening to watch Olson’s philosophy play out. “From the…