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Northland alumni director Jackie Moore holds up photo of Ida and Cabbie Meyer at the Stagecoach Inn, formerly Cabbie's.

Ex-watering hole owner leaves $200,000 to Northland College

Ida Meyer of cabbie’s Tap generous to the end By Jim Stingl, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel A former bar owner’s $200,000 gift to Northland College was secured one ten-cent beer at a time by students who met, mingled, and mated at the watering hole. “I might as well give it back…

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7 Fun Facts About Earth Day

1. Anti-communist crusaders and the John Birch Society called foul on the proposed date for Earth Day—April 22, 1970—because, they discovered, it coincided with the 100th anniversary of Russian communist revolutionary Vladimir Lenin’s birthday. As a result, some conservative public officials refused to sanction April 22 events. In truth, the…

Northland student sitting next to microscope

Student Researches Lawyers: The Fishy Kind

By Sean Devlin ’15 Northland College student Kaitlyn Windschitl was accepted into the McNair Scholar’s Program in November to fund her research project on the burbot (Lota lota), sometimes referred to a seelpout, lawyers, or even the poor man’s lobster. In May 2016 she will become the first member of…

Northland student playing lacrosse

Lacrosse 101

Q&A with Matthew Hoszko From: St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada Majors: Business Management, Sustainable Entrepreneurship Activities: Vice President of Student Athletic Council, Public Relations Coordinator of WRNC 97.7FM Q. How did you discover lacrosse? A. Lacrosse was a major part of growing up in Canada. It was always hockey in the…

Northland student playing lacrosse.

Tribal Lacrosse

Q&A with Cassie Brown Major: outdoor education. Summer plans: Running a couple of Northland’s summer camps and leading backpacking and kayaking trips for a Girl Scout camp in Michigan. After that: Teaching Ojibwe language in Bayfield. Q. How did you get interested in lacrosse? A. I became interested in lacrosse…

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Conventional & Unconventional Best Lists

Northland College is ranked in the top tier of the U.S. News & World Report’s 2015 ranking of best national liberal arts colleges, which was released today. National liberal arts colleges are those that emphasize undergraduate education and award at least half their degrees in the arts and sciences. U.S….

Northland hockey player hitting the puck.

Northland adds women's Division III hockey

Northland College announced today that it will add women’s hockey to its NCAA Division III hockey program, effective for the 2016-2017 season. The College has already begun a search for a coach. “The driving force behind the decision is the continued growth of hockey and Northland’s location, central in a…

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Review: A Boy and a Jaguar

SONWA 2015 Children’s Book Award Winner By Eileen Van Pernis, SONWA Children’s Book Committee The Children’s Book Committee of the Sigurd F. Olson Award (SONWA) is proud to announce the 2015 winner, Alan Rabinowitz, author of A Boy and a Jaguar, about a stuttering boy and a caged animal. A…

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Eyes Wide Open Review

SONWA 2015 Young Adult Winner By Jan Penn, SONWA Children’s Committee Paul Fleischman’s Eyes Wide Open approaches the topic of environmental engagement from the angle of an old fashioned “investigative reporter.” It takes matters of who, what, when, where to the depths associated with the process of critical thinking. A…