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Northland College alumni Linda Rise and Andy Noyes stand in front of their van

Alumni Camper Van House Concert Tour

Linda Rise ’87 and Andy Noyes ’84 of Ashland, Wisconsin, have left their jobs and are cruising the country for a year as a way to find inspiration and discover the best of who they are. They are traveling in their camper van, visiting Northland College alumni, friends, and family,…

Northland College goalie blocks puck

Meet the Next Sustainable Entrepreneur

…education I receive here at Northland,” he said. Until then DiLillo will continue to take business classes and tend the goal for the LumberJack’s hockey team. He also joined the soccer team last fall and plays goalkeeper. “Playing two sports and having two majors is like having multiple full-time jobs

Northland alum fish geneticist holds up fish

Ackerman Brothers Pursue Fish Biology, Genetics

…in his decision to attend Northland, but everyone agrees that it was the right choice. Mike graduated from Northland in 2004 with a degree in natural resources with an emphasis in fish and wildlife ecology. “Northland put them where they belong—and now they both love their jobs,” Barb said, her…

CAFO graphic

Center for Rural Communities Releases First Opinion Poll: CAFO

…values, inhumane treatment of pigs, and harm to tourism. Those who favor the proposed CAFO, are most concerned about missing out on jobs and sending the wrong message to other businesses. “One of the most interesting findings is that regardless of where people stand on the issue, the majority are…

Northland College student Kaylee Thornley at whiteboard

Thornley: Passion for Strong Communities

…Communities and applying for jobs in the Midwest with a nonprofit agencies and small municipalities. Eventually, she would like to get her PhD in sociology with the ultimate goal of becoming a college professor someday. “The research experience is going to give me a lot of help in applying for…

Downtown Ashland

Ashland Area Explores Development

…development isn’t working, Jorgenson said. She’d like to see more living-wage jobs and money circulating locally. “We’ve been waiting around probably since the ’60s when the mines closed for somebody to establish some big manufacturing entity in our area that would be paying $30 an hour,” Jorgenson said. “Manufacturing has…

Where Sustainable Community Development Can Take You

Julie Fair & Adrian Diaz '16

…develop that supports their culture and way of life. Q. Adrian? A. I am working as an urban planner at Community Design Group (CDG) and a Program Coordinator at La Oportunidad. Both jobs allow me use my sociology and SCD background. At CDG, an urban planning consulting firm focused on…

Forest Lodge Woods

Mamie Parker: On Fishing Not Kissing

…won’t make money doing this. I’m passionate because I know that there are green jobs out there, and I know for a fact that minorities and women will make a difference. They will bring different skills sets to the table. They will bring more of their friends and family members…

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

Summer Ideal Time for Gaining Professional Experience

Olivia Anderson, 2018 Graduate

…finding unique opportunities for students of any year. For example, there are the centers on campus, professors doing research, the Northland Jobs Board, and Stacy Craig who is knowledgeable on numerous internship and work opportunities. Q. Most influential courses? A. Brian Tochterman introduced me to sustainable community development and in…

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MichRadio: Foxconn wants to divert 5.8 million gallons of Lake Michigan water a day

Is that legal? Peter Annin Answers

President Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan will be in Wisconsin this Thursday for the groundbreaking of the $10 billion Foxconn plant. The Taiwanese electronics company has promised thousands of jobs in Racine County and in return has been offered $4.5 billion in tax incentives. The plant will also require…