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Welcoming Students Back

Testing and safety measures are firmly in place.

…to compete this fall, and conference championships will be conducted as previously scheduled. Cross country events have been aligned with social distancing requirements and must also comply with sundry health precautions proposed by regional health authorities. It is my firm belief that these measures will minimize, but not eliminate, Northland’s…

Award-Winning Ojibwe Author to Speak at Northland College

Novelist Linda LeGarde Grover

…Point Reservation. “I wrote the story for Native women primarily who could pick up a fiction piece of work and see parts of themselves,” she said. “In the Night of Memory” also speaks about many social and tribal issues like residential boarding schools, and the idea of land loss through…

Northland College Assistant Professor of Sustainable Community Development Nicole Foster

Meeting The World With Heart

…this work by facilitating creative projects aimed at strengthening place attachment, community identity, and social capital in the neighborhood. We will also be collaborating with Arts Wisconsin and the Chequamegon Bay Arts Council to re-imagine what a sustainable creative economy looks like in a post-Covid, rural context. Student researchers will…

Northland student Danielle Hewitt

Hewitt Finds Meaning in Remote Internship

…NCSA and an Eco-Rep. She still participates in the climbing club, and this year she tried out the ski club too. Along with her extracurricular involvement, Hewitt is also a psychology and statistics tutor and teacher’s assistant for social psychology. “I just really want to do something that helps people,”…

Two Northland College students biking past solar panels

Sierra Ranks Northland Top Cool School

…Northland College is the home of the Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute and in 1971 became one of the first colleges to offer an environmental studies degree. Northland is a member of the EcoLeague, a consortium of six colleges and universities that share missions based on environmental responsibility and social change….

One Grad’s Advice to Students

Jaclynn Findlay '21 hired to manage Ashland’s Main Street Program.

…and implementing downtown events and programming, assisting with grant writing and administration, and managing Ashland Main Street’s social media accounts. So look for her at Downtown Days. Jaclynn has a few bits of advice for incoming students. 1. Get involved with the Northland College Student Association. Joining NCSA is a…

Cool School Badge

Northland Named “Cool School” in 2021

Sierra’s Top-100 List for Sustainability in Higher Ed

…Northland College is the home of the Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute and in 1971 became one of the first colleges to offer an environmental studies degree. Northland is a member of the EcoLeague, a consortium of six colleges and universities that share missions based on environmental responsibility and social change….

Aerial photo of North Fish Creek in northern Wisconsin.

Burke Center Slows the Flow of Runoff

Fish Creek Project Aims To Keep Thousands Of Tons Of Sediment From Entering Chequamegon Bay

…Ambs said the $1 trillion infrastructure bill in Congress could help address infrastructure that’s vulnerable to climate change. Democrats are at odds over federal spending packages that aim to address infrastructure and social programs as part of President Joe Biden’s economic agenda, which they aim to pass without Republican support….

Wheeler Hall building on campus

Northland Graduates Class of 2020, Prepares for Future


…online recognition celebration, and we are presently envisioning an in-person commencement, once it has become safe for us to reassemble. As we close the 2019-20 academic year, my leadership team and I are already planning the future of Northland College. In the wake of social distancing and increased health vigilance,…

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Slow Down, Do Less

Teaching Through COVID-19

…all the participants tested negative for COVID-19, we started a fourteen-day quarantine at Forest Lodge near Cable. We spent the time getting to know each other, learning skills that do work with masks and social distancing and planning our next 40 days. The students decided to canoe the two-hundred-mile border…