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Northland College student Mya Simon

Stolen Sisters on Lake Superior

10,000 Native American Women Reported Missing

…Simon studies English and Native American studies. She is an active member of the Native American Student Association and recently interviewed Ojibwe author Linda LeGarde Grover, who will be speaking Wednesday, October 9 at 7 p.m. at Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute from her new novel about a Native American woman…

Northland College Campus

Northland Remains Vigilant

Presidential Update

…I anticipate remaining in close communication with city officials during the 2020-21 academic cycle. The wide-ranging protocols to safeguard the campus community are based on recommendations from Johns Hopkins University, the Center for Disease Control, and the American College Health Association. Also, we are maintaining a close working relationship with…

Yearbook photo of Don Chase

2019 Alumni Awards Announced

…out speaker on recycling best practices. Judy is a source water specialist for the Hawai’I Rural Water Association. Her work with storm water education, planning, compliance, enforcement, and modeling make her a role model for all of us. Kristy Liphart, Alumni Induction The alumni board recognizes that not everyone had…

Northland College students search for orchids as part of research project.

The Orchid Hunters

…his presentation of the poster, co-authored by Sam Tharpgeorge ’18. Bethel was able to attend with scholarships from the Wisconsin Wetland Association and the Robert Rue Parsonage Fund. Johnson’s orchid hunters have found fewer orchids in the sites where orchids existed in the 1992 survey but they found nine new…

Two students present at Science on Tap

Searching Star Beams to Tell an Ancient Story

Undergrads Present at Science on Tap

…said Prince. “But Science on Tap was a blast, and much more relaxed; the pressure isn’t as high when the audience isn’t full of paleoclimatologists.” Update (April 2019): Shortly after Science on Tap, Prince accepted an internship through the USGS and National Association of Geoscience Teachers. She’ll be working in…

Melissa Damaschke ’03 on a swing outside of the former Gaia’s Cradle, now the Diversity Center.

The Company You Keep

…differently, and motivate me to find the intersection of people, planet, and prosperity . . . all while I fell in love with Lake Superior: the G.L.O.A.T. (Greatest Lake of All Time). My involvement with the Northland College Student Association increased my interest in policy. We represented and organized our…

How I Met My Husband, Our Illegal Wedding, and Other Adventures

…of the Dena’ina people in Anchorage, Alaska, with his husband, Peter Mueller ’06. Alex currently serves as the Alaska senior program manager for the National Parks Conservation Association, working with tribes and land advocates to protect the Western Arctic Caribou and Kobuk and Koyukuk watersheds from a proposed mining district….

COO Karl Solibakke Named College’s 15th President

Northland College President Marvin Suomi Steps Down

…net deposits among Midwest colleges declined more than seven percent year over year, Northland’s net deposits increased some twenty percent. • The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education recently named Northland first in sustainable curriculum for its courses, programs and learning outcomes in sustainability, as well as…

Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute at Northland College

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

…Horizons”. As the organizers of the campaign explain in a little pamphlet titled “Open Horizons: A Challenge for All Minnesota Citizens,” the words of Olson’s book title “suggest two qualities of great importance to an educational institution: openness, connoting freedom of thought and association; and horizons, suggesting long views and…

Portrait of Roger Dreher with canoe paddle.

When Missions Align

Roger Dreher contributes annually to a scholarship to assist students.

…the cabin. Roger served on the board of the Wisconsin Association of Lakes, and it was through this organization that Roger started to learn more about Northland College’s environmental mission. “In Northland, I had found an institution that was closely aligned with my own values,” he said. “Northland is key…