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Peter Annin at beach

Peter Annin Recognized for Excellence

Great Lakes Protection Fund Awards Journalists and Media Outlets

Great Lakes Protection Fund Awards Journalists and Media Outlets The Great Lakes Protection Fund—the world’s first ecosystem endowment—named three individuals and three organizations as recipients of the 2020 Great Lakes Leadership Award for Communication Excellence. This award celebrates the recipients’ outstanding storytelling efforts— better connecting their audiences to the…

ASHLAND, WI #blacklivesmatter Protest

Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Faculty Recommended Reading List

…intense. I also see various news outlets using the phrase “systemic racism” and finally highlighting the difference between legal and effective protests versus simply always tossing out the word “riots.” It also seems to me that more white people are listening, understanding, and participating this time. I hope that all…

Northland College student standing on campus.

Aja Is Shining Bright

…Kevin Schanning to speak to them about what it means to be a good student. This opportunity sparked Aja’s interest in Professor Schanning’s sociology program and created a teacher-student connection that would change the course of her studies—and her life. Inspired by Schanning’s passion for the subject and a meaningful…

Portrait of alumnus Jason Akl.

Looking Forward

Alum Jason Akl '99 navigates the pandemic.

…for Medical Lab Science and Immunology. City life had never appealed to him—and Miami was no different. So, he returned to Ashland after grad school ready to do whatever he needed to live here. As it turns out, he found a job in a lab at Main Street Clinic, working…

Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute at Northland College

From the Archives: A Corner Office—in the Basement

…in this space that “The Institute Brochure” came to be. This eighteen-page publication, which features faculty from the era like Goetz and Dick Verch, served as a prospectus for the Institute, and it includes a statement of philosophy attributed to Sigurd Olson: “the enhancement of life in our beautiful northern…

Northland College alumni Patrick and Audrey Guilfoile hiking the Pacific Coast Trail

Patrick Guilfoile ’82 Appointed Interim Chancellor

…chair, associate dean, and associate vice president of academic affairs. Guilfoile says his undergraduate years played a transformational role in his professional life. “One, it kindled an interest in learning that continues to the present,” he said. “Two, it inspired me to help others learn—initially in the form of my…