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Northland College Men's Hockey Team Photo 2016-2017

Nurturing Miggy’s Legacy

Christopher T. Morgan Scholarship

…his mother Caroline. She and her husband, Tom, created an endowed scholarship at Chris’s high school, the University of Detroit Jesuit High School. Inspired by the overwhelming response, they talked to Seamus Gregory, Northland’s head men’s hockey coach, about doing the same at Northland College. “We want to support Northland

Sigurd Olson and Robert Matteson stand in front of Memorial Hall

From the Archives: The Letter That Started it All

Fifty years ago, an administrative assistant in the president’s office at Northland College rolled a piece of paper into a typewriter, dated it “March 27, 1972” in the upper right corner, and then transcribed a letter from Malcolm McLean (president of Northland College 1971–87) to Sigurd Olson and Robert Matteson….

Carolyn Sneed standing on a bridge

Home Is Where a College Is

How Carolyn Sneed Chose the Chequamegon Bay

…decision was validated last fall when she read a column in the Ashland Daily Press, written by Trustee Mike Fiorio. In it, he talked about Northland’s decision to divest from fossil fuels and the importance of higher education moving in that direction. Though Carolyn misses Northland’s beloved Arts & Letters…

Big Lake Organics owners Jamie Tucker and Todd Rothe stand near compost pile.

Rebuilding the Health of Our Planet

Todd Rothe ’10 and Jamie Tucker ’16 launch a Big Lake Organics.

…to fly the coop—and Northland signed on as their first client. The campus compost program will continue as it has for the last twenty-eight years, but with Big Lake Organics hauling it away for processing. “This is an opportunity to take the values that Northland has given us and make…

How I Met My Husband, Our Illegal Wedding, and Other Adventures

Alex Johnson ’08 I first met my husband at a Sunshine bike build. It was a warm September evening during my first week as a Northland freshman. A dozen or so students were beginning to assemble bikes from piles of parts laid out in the garage. In the yard, a…

Northland College women's hockey team

Women’s Hockey Rocks

First Class of Recruits to Graduate

…ice for Northland and walk across the stage with their degrees. Kelly Rider is the head women’s coach at Northland College. Women’s hockey will be playing at the Bay Area Civic Center Friday Nov. 15 at 7 p.m.; and Saturday, Nov. 16 at 7 p.m. To see the full schedule….

Author Edward Abbey

Trespassing With Edward Abbey

Dave Olesen ’79 It was November 17, 1977, exactly two years and a week after the Edmund Fitzgerald sank with twenty-nine crew members on board. In those years, Northland had some funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities, and Edward Abbey, author of Desert Solitaire, was on campus to…

Trees growing outside Fenenga Hall on Northland College campus

A Gift from the Heart to Support Others

Brady-Hallberg-Ketelaar-Poore Scholarship

…in an email correspondence. They continued, “If Scott were alive today, he would be very proud to be an alum of Northland and would be very happy with the progress that the College has made over these past twenty-five years. Northland has managed to survive during a period of struggle…

Carol and Monroe Sprague

A Family Tradition of Knowledge and Self-Discovery

The Spragues continue to support scholarship.

…and moved to Madison to earn a graduate degree in agronomy; his sister Prudence was in her final year at Northland. “Dad earned a liberal arts degree, yet he was a scientist,” Monroe said. “He felt the liberal arts were important parts of a good education.” After Northland, Milton—like his…

Northland College student Lauren Sloyer

Finding a Deep Personal Connection to Place

Lauren Sloyer Ashland Daily Press Column The first time I visited Wisconsin, it was to tour Northland College shortly after I graduated high school. After a few hours spent walking around campus in the cold, gray May rain, I decided to officially enroll. After a few hours spent driving the…