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Northland College student levitating using photography tricks.

Fools Photography

Adjunct Photography Professor Bob Gross had a little pre-April Fools fun in his Digital Photography classroom yesterday. Students learn about exposure settings, lighting basics, photoshop techniques, “and how to bend the rules of time and space with your mind,” he said….

Aerial photo of North Fish Creek in northern Wisconsin.

Burke Center Slows the Flow of Runoff

Fish Creek Project Aims To Keep Thousands Of Tons Of Sediment From Entering Chequamegon Bay

…for the state to use 100 percent carbon-free electricity by 2050 and created a task force to address climate change that issued a report with more than 50 recommendations. That’s in stark contrast to former Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s administration, under which the DNR scrubbed climate change language from its…

Northland College student Danon Briggs coaching kids on the basketball court.

From Big City to Small Town

Senior Danon Briggs Head Coach for AHS Boys C Team

…more a local fixture in his first season as head coach of Ashland High School’s boys C team. Briggs transferred to Northland after two years of playing basketball at St. John’s University in St. Cloud, Minn., following the appointment of long-time mentor Scott Sorenson as head coach of the Lumberjacks…

Northland College Anne Kriskovich

Teaching In and Out of the Classroom

…her hometown. Frankly, she had never even thought about it, but after being approached by women’s soccer coach, Scott Mayforth, the team, and Northland’s campus community quickly became an important part of her life. “It’s like its own little community within a community,” Kriskovich said. “Until you are in it…

Q & A With Robin Wall Kimmerer

Student Commencement Speaker Stephanie Muise Interviews 2015 Keynote Speaker Robin Wall Kimmerer Stephanie: When did you begin to have your interest in science? Botany? Robin: I think that I was born a botanist that the plants must have tapped me on the shoulder at an early age, because I cannot…

Northland College chemistry prof and students in lab.

From Pop Bottles to Pharmaceuticals

By John Myers, Duluth News Tribune What if we could turn millions of plastic pop bottles back into chemicals, and then reuse those chemicals in things such as pharmaceuticals or cosmetics? Turns out that’s exactly what students at two Wisconsin schools have shown can be done. Research teams of undergraduate…

chemistry experiment with test tubes

Foundation Awards Funding for Chem Research

The UW System Technology Foundation, Inc., recently awarded Northland College and UW-Eau Claire $27,270 award to support their collaborative faculty-student research on the hydrogenation of used plastics to produce useful chemicals. This award provides Assistant Professor of Chemistry Nick Robertson and Professor and Department of Chemistry Michael Carney and their…

Arial view of Northland campus

Impact on local economy put at $45.5 M

By Rick Olivo, The Daily Press A University of Wisconsin-Whitewater study shows that Northland College has an economic impact that compares favorably with the other major employers in Ashland County and has a substantial economic effect over a five-county region. The UW-Whitewater’s Fiscal and Economic Research Center (FERC) prepared the…

Red canoe on a lake

Keep Wilderness Act's Flame Burning Bright

…President Lyndon Johnson signed the Wilderness Act on Sept. 3, 1964, proclaiming that the passage of the bill was “in the highest tradition of our heritage as conservators as well as users of America’s bountiful natural resources.” The lopsided margin of victory belied the act’s long struggle, which was spearheaded…

The McLean Environmental Living and Learning Community (MELLC)

The Princeton Reviews Guide to 332 Green Colleges: 2014 Edition

Northland College is one of the 332 most environmentally responsible colleges in the U.S. and Canada, according to The Princeton Review. “We’ve been establishing sustainability standards for over 40 years,” said Northland’s Regional Sustainability Coordinator Nathan Engstrom. “It’s wonderful to be recognized by Princeton Review for our ongoing dedication and…