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7 Lake Superior Circumnavigations

Around the Largest Lake in the World by Kayak, Bike, and Foot

Circumnavigating Lake Superior is such a uniquely Northland College student experience. In addition to the Superior Connections program that includes a May trip around the lake, there are Northlanders who go on their own by kayak, bike, and even on foot. There’s no official ledger of Northlanders who have traveled around the lake under their…  Read More

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MichRadio: Foxconn wants to divert 5.8 million gallons of Lake Michigan water a day

Is that legal? Peter Annin Answers

President Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan will be in Wisconsin this Thursday for the groundbreaking of the $10 billion Foxconn plant. The Taiwanese electronics company has promised thousands of jobs in Racine County and in return has been offered $4.5 billion in tax incentives. The plant will also require 5.8 million gallons of water a…  Read More

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Opponents file legal challenge to Racine’s bid to use water from Lake Michigan for Foxconn

Environmental groups filed a formal challenge on Friday with the Department of Natural Resources over the agency’s decision to allow the City of Racine to divert millions of gallons a day from Lake Michigan for technology giant Foxconn Technology Group and other users. The move once again thrusts southeastern Wisconsin into the debate over Great Lakes water…  Read More

Great Lakes

Foxconn: A New Chapter in the Great Lakes Water Wars


On April 25, 1998, a newspaper in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario published a story that changed Great Lakes history forever. “Sault company given OK to sell Lake Superior water to Asia,” the headline read. The Nova Group, a small Canadian consulting firm, had quietly received a permit to export 158 million gallons of Lake Superior…  Read More

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2018 Honors Day Awards Recipients

Alpha Chi National Honor Society Inductees Maxwell Beal Jason Bricco Lorrie Guski Kira Immordino Jane Kittaka Jessica Schultz Tess Stephens Camille Thelander Emerson Ziehr Achievement Awards Bethel Sophomore Award Taylor Wittman Arthur J. Ingold Jr. – Julia R. Gilman Junior Award Jenise Swartley Wallace C. Hitchcock Memorial Award Jane Dahlgren Departmental Awards and Honors Bobb-Beckstrom…  Read More

Great Lakes

Foxconn finds way to stick 7 million-gallon straw into Lake Michigan

Peter Annin says proposed diversion could be vulnerable to a legal challenge

Great Lakes states are so zealous about guarding their increasingly valuable natural resource from thirsty outsiders that all eight of the region’s governors had to sign off before an inland Wisconsin city was allowed to siphon water out of Lake Michigan. Less than a year after Waukesha secured permission to withdraw more than 7 million…  Read More

Indigenous Peoples' Day Proclamation

Northland, Community to Observe & Discuss Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Northland College will host a panel discussion and observance of Indigenous Peoples’ Day Monday, October 9 at 7 p.m. In 2016, the College declared the second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples’ Day, to focus on a more historically accurate perspective, regarding the beginnings of European and American interaction, respecting the history and culture of…  Read More

addle Boarding on Lake Superior

Outside Mag: Why Lake Superior Is the Country's Most Overlooked Playground

By Stephanie Pearson, Outside Magazine It’s 12:56 a.m. and I’m spiraling down a rabbit hole of fear. There are the yellow ATTENTION: BEARS IN THE AREA. USE CAUTION signs plastered everywhere. Through my tent flap, lightning is illuminating swaying pines, which are bending with such ferocity that they sound like crashing waves. But my biggest…  Read More

Students display the results of their research accomplishments at the annual Honors Day Poster Session

2017 Honor’s Day Poster Session

Students Exhibit 34 Research Projects

Why does the gray fox climb?? That along with 34 other research projects were presented at the Honors Day Poster Session April 6, 2017. Top prizes went to Michaela Fisher and Jordyn O’Gara for their original research on gray fox and climbing behaviors, and to Mikaela Fischer for combining art and biology in a petri…  Read More

Students line up for testing GMOs at STEM Career Day

Middle School STEM Career Day

Some 109 middle school students from northern Wisconsin school attended a STEM Career Day at Northland College and Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College Monday, April 3. Six sessions were held regarding geology, renewable energy, bats, forestry, plastics, and in the session pictured above, Northland College Assistant Professor of Biology Alissa Hulstrand talked to students about genetically…  Read More