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Collage of historical photos of the Bro Family at Northland College

The Bro Family

A Century at Northland College 

…in social justice and in the world,” said Kim Bro, who lives near Washburn, Wisconsin. Kim did not attend college at Northland but he received a call in 1973 from his Aunt Harriet Harmon Dexter, who worked at the College for more than forty years. She told him about an…

Northland College student Lily Sevilla collects data at Ashland Cemetery


Seek the fundamental truths. Why does the world look the way it does and what is our place in it? Sociology provides a unique and diverse way of thinking about these questions. There are many different ways to see the world and those who live in it, and Northland professors…

Gender and Women’s Studies

…Emily Macgillivray Kevin Schanning Professor of Sociology Kevin Schanning Paul Schue Professor of History Humanities Department Chair Paul Schue Michele Small Professor of English and Modern Languages Michele Small Angela Stroud Associate Professor of Sociology and Social Justice Angela Stroud Art Biology Business Administration Business Management* Chemistry Climate Change Studies*…

Northland College alum Carl Sacks looks at GIS with students

Mapping for a Better World

Created "The Black Snake in Sioux Country" Map

…to tribal cultural resources. “To me, maps provide an important vehicle for empowering marginalized communities to fight back against environmental and social injustice,” he said. Read, view his maps, and learn more about his process by visiting his blog or his website. Photo of Carl Sack with students by Tom…

Northland College Ponzio Campus Center in Fall

CARES Act Notification Archive

…2020 was as follows: Current full-time eligible students in good standing with an EFC score of 2856 or less will receive a grant of $900 Current full-time eligible students in good standing with an EFC score of 2857-5576 will receive a grant of $700 Current full-time eligible students in good

Northland College student Kaylee Thornley at whiteboard

Thornley: Passion for Strong Communities

…said Brandon Hofstedt, associate professor of sustainable community development and faculty director of the Center for Rural Communities. Senior Kaylee Thornley presented her research on understanding how social ties, trust, and reciprocity relate to social capital and community attachment in rural communities. Thornley said her passion lies in strengthening communities….

Aerial shot of Ashland and Chequamegon Bay

Rural America: A Living Laboratory

Center for Rural Communities Bridging the Theory-Practice Divide

…completed the Roots in the Chequamegon Bay report, the first in a series of reports exploring the relationships between social capital and attachment to place. According to Hofstedt, this work aims to, “inform investment in social infrastructure that is often overlooked, but has the potential to attract and keep people…

Student leaning on a tree


…Music* Native American Studies Natural Resources Outdoor Education Philosophy* Physics* Pre-Health Care* Pre-Law* Pre-Ministry* Pre-Veterinary Medicine* Psychology Religious Studies Sociology and Social Justice Spanish* Sports Management* Studio Art* Sustainable Community Development Sustainable Business* Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems* Water Science Writing * Available only as a minor, emphasis, or special…

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

Thread of Hope

Making Fashion Ecological, Sustainable, and Just

…was a newer, niche thing; that’s changed a lot,” she said. “The same thing is happening with fashion because people are caring more about social justice, the environment, and personal health.” In conventional clothing production, about half of the fabric is thrown away because the fabric is so cheap, so…

Fence memorial at Pulse

What We Don’t Know Can Hurt Us

Understanding Gun Violence

…gun owners and their practices than about the actual people themselves. To read the full article. Angela Stroud, Associate Professor of Sociology and Social Justice Understanding Gun Violence Angela Stroud’s contribution to the Items “Understanding Gun Violence” series calls for greater conceptual clarity among researchers. As an important example, Stroud…