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Sigurd F. Olson Journal Entries

…that I do like people, that their aspirations are mine. What gave me despondency was the knowledge that my field was limited. Animal life, well and good, trees and scenery good also, but only worthwhile when used as a background for human activity. This then is the most important thing…

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…is a campus favorite. It also overlooks the Mino Aki garden. McLean Environmental Living and Learning Center The MELLC boasts a wide variety of room styles, including conventional double rooms, suites with a shared bath, and apartments. The residence hall provides ample social space with four kitchens, four lounges, and…

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…is critical to disseminate accurate information and increase water literacy. Learn more. Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute The Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute connects students and adults to wilderness experiences through outdoor education, academic programs, lectures, and events. SOEI coordinates several well-established programs: LoonWatch, Timber Wolf Alliance, Apostle Islands School, and the…

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Great Lakes Wolf Symposium

…Morning Closing 1:15 LUNCH BREAK 2:30 Afternoon Session Opening SUBMITTED PRESENTATIONS – Rapid-fire Talks 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…

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Data Visualizations

…current data visualizations produced by the Center for Rural Communities. For more information, contact us. Climate Change Visualization: Chequamegon Bay Climate Change Database Northwoods Database Visualizations: Energy Usage and Burden Demographics Recreation Renewable Energy Production & Potential Northwoods Community Survey Visualizations: Assets & Amenities Social Infrastructure Well-Being Employment Comparison Tool…


Safety & Security

…the overall campus climate. Training student bystanders to intervene or speak up against violence is part of the solution. It’s healthy to address social norms and behavior with messages from community experts. Northland College is committed to fostering a safe campus environment where sexual misconduct and violence are unacceptable, and…

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…field that is right for you. Find out what makes life at Northland so extraordinary by filling out our request form today. The Northland Difference High Demand Majors Choose from 40+ academic programs in growing fields like: business administration, climate science, outdoor education, sustainable agriculture, and sociology and social justice….

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Diversity & Inclusion

…1974. The Diversity Center reflects Northland’s commitment to diversity and inclusion by providing a physical space that reflects some of our dearly held principles: community, social justice, and respect. Located at 1208 2nd Ave W (just north of the CSE), the center offers a safe, welcoming, and inclusive space for…

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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…

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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…