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President Karl I. Solibakke

…of the 21st century, Northland leveraged its environmental expertise to help launch the EcoLeague, a consortium of six institutions that share missions devoted to environmental responsibility and social change. Today, the College’s leading-edge curriculum weaves the liberal arts into a robust concentration on climate sciences and environmental sustainability. Northland ranks…

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Sigurd Olson Legacy

…This, combined with his single-minded focus on spiritual values, distinguished him from other leading philosophers of the wilderness preservation movement. Sigurd was influenced by the literary naturalists W.H. Hudson and John Burroughs, as well as many other thinkers and social critics of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, including Henry David…

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Great Lakes Wolf Symposium

…2:40 Testing a New Passive Acoustic Recording Unit to Monitor Wolves Shannon Barber-Meyer, U. S. Geological Survey Vicente Palacios, Barbara Marti Domken, and Lori Schmidt 2:50 Preliminary summer predation and social dynamics for wolves introduced to Isle Royale Elizabeth K. Orning, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry Mark C….

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Local Food Systems

Local Food Systems Eat well and be well. The Center for Rural Communities pursues research projects and conducts analyses that work to strengthen and expand community food systems in the north woods region. In doing so, we emphasize the interdependence of locally-produced food, sustainable development, social justice and healthy communities….

Negaunee, MI downtown

Quality of Life Database

Related What we measure matters, and measuring quality of life and well-being is essential for understanding rural communities. Our Northwoods Quality of Life (NWQoL) Database brings together a comprehensive list of data on rural, northern communities across the north woods of Minnesota, Wisconsin, and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Utilizing…

Instructor Kate Ullman teaches class.

Northland First in Sustainable Curriculum

social injustices, instituting sustainability initiatives and working with community partners to solve local and global issues.” The Index evaluates using the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System, a voluntary framework used by hundreds of colleges and universities to measure, report, and strengthen their contributions to global sustainability. Northland ranked first…

Northland College Ponzio Campus Center in Fall

Clery COVID-19 Compliance Notification

Healthy and Safety Statement

…via emails, social media alerts, and a College COVID-19 central web page dedicated to our response to COVID-19. We continue to work in concert with the guidance and response efforts of the federal government, the state of Wisconsin and local authorities. This one-time communication provides the required warning related to…

Northland College student participates in Eco League exchange program with Alaska Pacific University.

Off-campus Learning

…of six colleges and universities that share missions based on environmental responsibility and social change. All of them have strong environmental studies, environmental science, and outdoor education programs. Small classes with personal attention are emphasized along with experiential education that provides real-world experience. The EcoLeague gives you the opportunity to…

Mercury Research

Undergraduate Research

…it and they love learning more about this region—and the world. Through senior capstone projects, classroom experiences, internships, work study, and paid research positions, you’ll have the opportunity to dive into areas that are of interest to you, like: freshwater issues, sociology and social justice, local foods, natural resources, climate…

Northwoods Community Survey Assets & Amenities

Northwoods Community Survey Our social infrastructure. (Click here to return to the main Northwoods Community Survey page.) (Click here to return to the main Quality of Life Database page.) (Click here to return to the list of all data visualizations.) The Northwoods Community Survey focuses on how members of rural…