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Four eco-rep students outdoors

Eco-Reps at Northland College

…and ways to bring people together. They serve on the campus Sustainability Work Group and report to Director of Sustainability Initiatives Scott Grinnell. “Sustainability is vital to life—we’re helping spread the word and tell people why it’s important,” Beadle said. While the program will evolve with time, right now, they…

Peter Annin on beach

Annin Says Waukesha Water Agreement a “Historic Deal”

Ashland Daily Press

As Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker Tuesday held a press conference proclaiming the unanimous approval of the Great Lakes Compact members to allow the city of Waukesha to pump over eight million gallons of water a day from Lake Michigan, a Northland College expert on Great Lake Water issues says that…

Great Lakes

Foxconn finds way to stick 7 million-gallon straw into Lake Michigan

Peter Annin says proposed diversion could be vulnerable to a legal challenge

…withdraw more than 7 million gallons a day from the lake, Taiwan-based Foxconn Technology Group could end up winning access to a similar amount of fresh water for its new Wisconsin factory with merely a stroke of a pen from Gov. Scott Walker, the company’s chief political sponsor. Foxconn’s bid…

Northland College graduate Olivia Anderson runs tests at the Burke Center lab

Summer Ideal Time for Gaining Professional Experience

Olivia Anderson, 2018 Graduate

…many of his classes, I was able to pursue projects centered around community and design. Scott Grinnell and his Renewable Energy and Sustainable Design class solidified my interest in sustainable design. John Van Hoesen at Green Mountain College, where I did an EcoLeague semester, piqued my interest in GIS. Most…

Northland College President Mike Miller and Professor Emeritus Bruce Goetz

Goetz awarded Professor Emeritus status

…love of geology and passion for teaching through Reel Island Adventures, which Goetz co-owns and operates with Scott Braden. Reel Island Adventures offers guided fishing trips, water taxi services and custom tours throughout the Apostle Islands region of Lake Superior. To learn more visit them online at or like…

Tom Fitz looking at rock

The Penokees are a Geologic Gem

University Place: The Complex Story Behind ‘Some Of The Oldest Rocks In Wisconsin’ By Scott Gordon, WisContext In a July 27, 2016, talk hosted by the Lafayette County 4-H club, recorded for Wisconsin Public Television’s University Place, Tom Fitz, associate professor of geology, delved into how the Penokees — “some…

Deer exclosure-Bayfield County

Wisconsin’s Disappearing Forest

Prof Sarah Johnson researches the botanical realities of deer browse

…trees (where deer have eaten out the tree’s middle), “lollipop” trees (where deer leave only a rounded crown, pruning like bonsai masters), deer “candy” (the edibles deer prefer), and the “molar zone”—the region from Johnson’s calf to just above her head that is in reach of munching deer. Johnson has…

Eyes Wide Open book cover

Eyes Wide Open Author to Speak on Going Beyond the Headlines

…winner of The Nature Generation’s young adult nonfiction Green Earth Book Award. Fleischman has also received the Newbery Medal in 1989 for Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices, a Newbery Honor Award for Graven Images, the Scott O’Dell Award for Historical Fiction for Bull Run, and was a National Book…

Northland College campus

August Welcome Experience

…with Jennifer Newago and Scott Johnson (Alvord Theatre) 9:30–10:00 a.m. Groups 1–5: Staying Healthy with Jennifer Newago and Scott Johnson (Alvord Theatre) Groups 6–9: Introduction to FERPA and the Office of the Registrar with Michelle Bitzer and Gabi Hodges (Dexter Library) 10:00–10:30 a.m. Groups 1–5: Developing Sense of Place with…

The Minar family

Three Generations of Northland Connections

The Legacy of the Minar Family

The Legacy of the Minar Family Left to right, Ashley Hilderbrand ’13, Arthur Minar ’13, Janet Minar, Dick, Minar, and Barbara Minar. Like many high school seniors, Arthur Scott Minar ’13 procrastinated making a plan for attending college. And time was ticking. “I couldn’t decide, and I was being lazy,”…