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Several issues of the Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute’s north land journal

From the Archives: Into the north land

Inside the First Issue of the Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute’s First Journal

…Sigurd Olson and Charles H. Stoddard respectively; remarks by Northland College professor Charles Twining related to the Institute’s problem-solving workshop on land use and zoning; a reprint of a paper by Northland professor Kent Shifferd titled “Man and Nature in the North County: A Future for Both”; and a preliminary…

From the Archives: Promoting Nature-focused Literature for Children

former SOEI Magazine This is the twenty-first installment in the Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute’s From the Archives series, which tells the story of the Institute from the past to the present to commemorate its 50th anniversary. Sign up for our email lists for news and stories from the Institute—including From…

Aja Gregg ’22 with her research project

A Conversation with Aja Gregg: Northland’s 2022 Commencement Speaker

…and her future plans. A young Aja Gregg Toni: Let’s start with your early years. Can you share a little about what shaped you? Aja: I would have to say family. My mom and my grandma shaped my will to accomplish a lot. They set the bar pretty high because…

COO Karl Solibakke Named College’s 15th President

Northland College President Marvin Suomi Steps Down

…explorers, do-ers — who have a vision for themselves and for the world around us.” Solibakke noted two recent accomplishments that point to a promising future. • The College’s 2019 freshman class was among the largest in recent school history as Northland bucked enrollment trends among its peers: While average…

A collage of climate initiatives

17 Ways We’re Tackling Climate Change

…about past climate conditions on earth. David Ullman, assistant professor of geoscience is mapping historic climate change to better predict current changes. Producing a Climate Adaptation Guide Northern Wisconsin has begun to experience increasingly severe storms that have caused flooding, ripped open roads and bridges, and left people stranded and…


The Stories and Voices of This Region

WritersRead Celebrates Ten Years

…who sat directly below me around the kitchen table. As the nights wore on, the volume increased, laughter doubled, the stories grew rowdier — and the indents in my face from the grate deepened. I have lived in Lake Superior country for the past twenty-plus years and we have our

Several issues of the Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute’s Horizons newsletter

From the Archives: Exploring the Horizons

Sharing the Work of the Institute

…on non-point source pollution, explore the future of Great Lakes shipping, announce the annual theme for the Johnson Lecture series, celebrate awarding of a major grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to collect and preserve ethnic music from northern woodlands, and summarize progress on a multi-year Title I…

northern Wisconsin fall trees

From the Archives: A Voice for Wilderness

…Archives series, which tells the story of the Institute from the past to the present to commemorate its 50th anniversary. Sign up for our email lists for news and stories from the Institute—including From the Archives. Sigurd Olson was born on April 4, 1899. One hundred years later, in 1999,…


Binational Commission Hears Concerns About The Great Lakes

International Joint Commission Listens As Campus and Community Detail Issues Threatening Water Quality

…LaFrancois with the National Park Service told commissioners during a listening session that more frequent, intense storms likely play a role. “Warming waters and major flood events are likely to help stimulate blooms and because those types of things may be becoming more likely, future blooms may also be becoming…

Solar panels at ELLC residence hall

Hope Is Not a Strategy

Northland Divestment Complete

…the perspective of a parent, Northland College trustee and a retired financial planner. Future students will demand more action on climate issues because of the impact on their lives and those of their children. Indeed, it is happening already: Students at Northland College were agitating for change when I joined…