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Meterological Careers

…a scientist ever since. In 2013, he became the executive director for Science at the Space Science and Engineering Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, directing a group of researchers/scientists toward the goal of using current derived satellite-based meteorological products to improve forecasting of aviation weather hazards. Mikayla Duarte ’17…

Journal Entries Singing Wilderness

…old idea of interpretation – plus the more mature feeling that you now have, the more mature understanding. August 11, 1952 A short newspaper clipping, which Sigurd attached to the looseleaf page on which he typed his journal entry, is what prompted him to write. Below I have first put…

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Eyes Wide Open Review

…variety of current environmental news topics are introduced in this essay, but the unique manner in which the author presents is not just a factual litany of worries. Fleischman leads the young reader to explore human motivations, influences, and barriers in the decision-making process, and matters of societal and cultural…

Collage of Northland College professors who will be teaching a course on the pandemic


A New Course at Northland College

…out the remainder of their terms with existing courses, May term provided an opportunity to creatively respond to current events,” said Dave Ullman, assistant professor of geoscience, who helped spearhead this course with a team of other faculty members. As an added twist, this four-week course will be made freely…

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Center for Rural Communities Releases First Opinion Poll: CAFO

…opposition, 19.5 percent strongly favor or lean toward favoring it. The remaining 17.2 percent are neutral. Bayfield County is exploring CAFO regulations that would be stronger than current state regulations. Nearly three-quarters—72.5 percent—of households support tighter local regulations on CAFOs while 19.8 percent oppose tighter regulations, and 7.6 percent remain…

Northland College alum Abby Rose and her sister Yana Dee at Yana Dee Ethical Apparel

Thread of Hope

Making Fashion Ecological, Sustainable, and Just

…vision of what kind of business,” she said. “Finally, I realized Yana Dee needed more help. Why would I go back to school to get a job I could have right now?” In contrast to the current trend of “fast fashion,”—more clothes at a faster rate, for less money—the Weglarz…

Muddy fish creek watershed

Northland Project Aims to Clear Chequamegon Bay’s Muddy Waters

…some of the logs and others were provided serendipitously by last month’s flood, which uprooted hundreds of trees. Ultimately, Hudson said would like to see the work continue beyond the pilot project. “If it’s actually going to make an impact, if our goal is to reduce the current rate of…

Northland College student Kaylee Thornley at whiteboard

Thornley: Passion for Strong Communities

…narrative around development. Right now, the narrative is ‘the past was better, we need to take what we can get.’ When it should be more optimistic and look at building up the community’s current strengths,” Thornley concluded. This summer, Thornley will be wrapping up projects with the Center for Rural…

Road damage

Preparing for a Wetter Future in the Great Lakes Region

Commentary for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

…13 inches that washed out more than 100 road crossings — including two federal highways — stranding many in their homes and leaving three people dead. Current estimates put the damage at least at $30 million for repairs. It will take years for us to fully recover from the devastating…

Dan Romano

Alumnus Dan Romano: Weatherman

…fill out a forecast sheet looking at the current conditions and I also look at the short and long range trends,” said Romano. He works every weekend and fills in for Good Morning Northland. He is not chasing storms or starring in his own television show, but Romano is happy….