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Chem Students Recognized for Research

Transforming plastic into useful chemicals Combating pesky crustaceans and a method that could one day turn plastic into useful chemicals are two of the exciting discoveries headlining a statewide technology gathering in Eau Claire. The seventh annual Wisconsin Science and Technology Symposium drew more than 150 researchers, entrepreneurs and students. Each year the event showcases…  Read More

Stroud Selected to Give Last Lecture

Northland College students have chosen Angela Stroud, assistant professor of sociology and social justice, to provide the last lecture of the school year and the last lecture seniors will hear before graduation. Sponsored by the Northland College Student Association in cooperation with the College’s commencement committee, Stroud will present “Learning and Liberation: The Power of…  Read More

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Braiding Sweetgrass 2013 SONWA Winner

The Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute at Northland College announced today that Robin Wall Kimmerer’s Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants is the winner of its nature writing award. Kimmerer will receive a $1,000 cash prize and an invitation to visit Northland College next fall for an award ceremony and reading.…  Read More

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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 vision to be the nation’s…  Read More

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Graphic Design Emphasis

Northland College in 2014 added a graphic design emphasis to its art program. The emphasis is an opportunity to expose students to another form of visual communication, said Associate Professor of Art Jason Terry, who is coordinating the program. Graphic design explores graphic solutions for visual problem solving through project-based curricula in both traditional and…  Read More

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Teaching Alums Receive Educator Awards

Two former Northland College graduates who teach in the Lake Superior region have been named as recipients of the first annual statewide educator awards. Nicole Boettcher, who graduated from Northland College in 2010 and now teaches at Washburn Middle School, received the Early Career Educator Award, an award presented to an outstanding educator within the…  Read More

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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 study. Its author was Russ…  Read More