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A Future in Solar

Loucks '18 to hold first paid sustainability internship for City of Ashland

…southern Wisconsin. Q. Name a pivotal moment that helped shape your current plan? A. The experience that most shaped my future was taking AP Human Geography as a freshman in high school. This was the class that initially lead me to begin thinking globally about humanity’s problems, and studying population…

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Preparing for a Wetter Future in the Great Lakes Region

Commentary for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

…13 inches that washed out more than 100 road crossings — including two federal highways — stranding many in their homes and leaving three people dead. Current estimates put the damage at least at $30 million for repairs. It will take years for us to fully recover from the devastating…

Northland College professor Brian Tochterman

Why Donald Trump (wrongly) thinks Chicago resembles a war-torn country


…of control, and rapidly getting worse” in “our inner cities,” or that Chicago resembles a city in a war-torn country, his rhetoric invokes the image of New York in his formative years — the era of “Death Wish” — far more than the current urban reality. For full article. By…

Northland College student Kaylee Thornley at whiteboard

Thornley: Passion for Strong Communities

…narrative around development. Right now, the narrative is ‘the past was better, we need to take what we can get.’ When it should be more optimistic and look at building up the community’s current strengths,” Thornley concluded. This summer, Thornley will be wrapping up projects with the Center for Rural…

Dan Romano

Alumnus Dan Romano: Weatherman

…fill out a forecast sheet looking at the current conditions and I also look at the short and long range trends,” said Romano. He works every weekend and fills in for Good Morning Northland. He is not chasing storms or starring in his own television show, but Romano is happy….

Joe Fitzgerald and Randy Lehr drive boat to islands

Fitzgerald: From Plankton Guy to Water Resources Policy Economist

…bay to determine the impact upwelling currents have on the food web. During the symposium, Fitzgerald explained that upwelling occurs when water from the bottom of the bay is brought to the top, usually by sustained winds for four to seven days. This can change water chemistry, and carries nutrients…

Northland College alum Shannon Franks

Using Science to Monitor Earth’s Changes

Shannon Franks '01, NASA Senior Scientist

Home state: New Jersey Major: Environmental Studies ‘01 NC Highlight: Internship with NASA Current location: Greenbelt, Maryland Employer: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Goddard Space Flight Center Occupation: Senior Scientist What I do: Study and improve metrics for monitoring forest disturbance and recovery How I got here. When I was…

Northland College Alumni Dinner Don Chase2019

Alumni Awards

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Northland College student and wolf pup

Howling with Wolves

…had strong opinions on how much more or fewer wolves they want in the state when they were unsure of the current population. Best experience with wolves? On a trip in Wolf Research and Monitoring, we used telemetry to locate a wolf. After holding our position with this one wolf…

Exploring Interactions Between Humans and Wildlife

Andrew East `10 Uses Northland Lessons for Science & Teaching

…land cover influence, and overall ecology of northern shrikes. He also studied the impacts of lakeshore usage as an intern at the Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute. All of these experiences coalesced current work exploring interactions between humans and wildlife. In between: Andrew earned his MS Environmental Science in 2016 from…