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Northland Remains Vigilant

Presidential Update

…been tested multiple times, the College has completed more than 1,300 COVID-19 antigen tests since early August. During that labor-intensive, though, highly-effective onboarding process, three individuals from Wisconsin tested positive but were able to recuperate comfortably at home before returning to campus. Of the 505 beds in our residence halls,…

Devil's Island Apostle Islands

IJC Releases Recommendations

Lake Superior Has Seen At Least 5 Blooms In The Last Decade

Danielle Kaeding, Wisconsin Public Radio Lake Superior Has Seen At Least 5 Blooms In The Last Decade https://youtu.be/CDTTQBI2W60 The United States and Canada should work together to eliminate blue-green algae blooms in Lake Superior, according to one of three recommendations outlined in a report released by the International Joint Commission…

Northland College students Aaron and Sarah Houle stand in the Fitness Center

Houle Siblings Play Ball

Aaron and Sarah Houle of Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, grew up around basketball—their dad was a coach for fifteen years—so they knew they would likely pursue basketball. They just didn’t know they would be playing at the same college. Aaron, a senior, is studying elementary education with a minor in social…

Mary Johnson

The Search for Non-Toxic Materials

Chemistry Prof and Students Publish Results

…of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and three of his undergraduate student researchers**. “It’s very exciting to be a co-author on a paper as an undergraduate because it gives me a competitive edge in applying to graduate school, but also because it’s fun to share the research with my friends and family,” said…

Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute at Northland College

From the Archives: Open Horizons—A Campaign for the Institute

…broad domains.” The plan for the Open Horizons campaign identified six purposes for the campaign, which included advancing the ideals which Sigurd Olson manifested in his career, contributing to the quality of life in northern Wisconsin and in the greater Lake Superior region, constructing a building for the Institute that…

Winning book covers of Sigurd F. Olson Nature Writing Awards

SONWA Book Awards Announced

Best in 2018 Nature Writing

…the first encounters of early humans. Part travelogue, Childs camped one night during a polar vortex on the ice on Lake Superior near Ashland, Wisconsin. “After that sleepless night fending off frostbite, I marched inland to camp in a snow shelter that I’d helped build a few days earlier with…

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Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute Turns 50

Large Trees from Small Acorns Grow!

Wisconsin. Accompanying them were Robert Matteson, his wife, Jane, and their daughter, Liz. The Mattesons also had a summer home on Lake Namekagon, just across a small bay from Forest Lodge, and the two families had been friends for many years. Prompted by a postcard from Northland College, the Griggs…

Sigurd Olson and Robert Matteson stand in front of Memorial Hall

From the Archives: The Letter That Started it All

…McLean wasn’t just pen pals with Olson and Matteson. He wrote to Olson—a pioneering and prominent leader within the American environmental movement—and Bob Matteson, a US State Department retiree relocating to northern Wisconsin’s Lake Namekagon, to tell them that the Northland College Board of Trustees issued the final seal of…

Northland College student outside.

Studying Freshwater, Rating Curves

Reane Loiselle of Dousman, Wisconsin, was first introduced to Northland College during a backpacking trip in the Porcupine Mountains in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan her sophomore year of high school. She had been traveling with her family to the north woods already so to find a college in that…

The Minar family

Three Generations of Northland Connections

The Legacy of the Minar Family

…tour, and I liked it,” he said. “I also liked the family connection.” The first to attend Northland was Arthur Scott’s Great-Aunt Ann ’30, the third oldest of seven children living on a farm in Phillips, Wisconsin. Her parents emigrated from what is now the Czech Republic. After high school,…