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Wheeler Hall building on campus

Northland Graduates Class of 2020, Prepares for Future

…instruction in a virtual learning environment. During our most recent May term, fifteen of our faculty colleagues taught or facilitated a nationally recognized pandemic course, which was made available to the broader Ashland community as a shared learning opportunity. Also, this past weekend, we honored our graduating seniors with an…

ASHLAND, WI #blacklivesmatter Protest

Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Faculty Recommended Reading List

…have seen this movement ebb and flow over the past thirty years, with increasing focus solidifying around Black Lives Matter in 2013 with Trayvon Martin’s murder. I am hopeful because the response to George Floyd’s murder is now much more widespread—it is both national and global—and much more multiracial and…

Peter Annin at beach

Peter Annin Recognized for Excellence

Great Lakes Protection Fund Awards Journalists and Media Outlets

…experience the world’s largest supply of surface freshwater. • Institute for Nonprofit News, which, with its partners, produced Rust to Resilience, a reporting series about the impact of climate change on the Great Lakes and surrounding cities. • US Water Alliance, a national nonprofit organization that advocates for racial justice,…

Several issues of the Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute’s Horizons newsletter

From the Archives: Exploring the Horizons

Sharing the Work of the Institute

…April 1979, and publication of the newsletter continued uninterrupted until 2002, making it the Institute’s longest running publication to date. Articles in the first issue of Horizons introduce readers to the Institute’s new program LoonWatch, report on testimonies from Institute staff at a hearing of the International Joint Commission focused…

Pride Flag in the Ponzio Campus Center

The Story Behind the Pride Flag on Campus

…flag has become an international symbol for Pride, but it started flying in the community long before it reached this status. In June of 1969, New York Police raided the Stonewall Inn, a gay club in Greenwich Village. Police forcefully removed staff and clubgoers from the premises, sparking a riot…

Northland student Seth Bayliss on campus

Northland Deepens Commitment to Food, Social Justice

In the last year, Seth Bayliss ’20, a sociology and social justice major, has sifted through stacks of invoices, researched thousands of food items, and entered over 11,000 bits of data into a spreadsheet. Bayliss’ deep dive into food purchases was part of the Real Food Standards, a national initiative…

Northland College alum Kealy White at work at bakery.

Stepping Back, Leaning In

Kealy White '99

…good and it was that way with pastry tools.” In mid-March, the pandemic was national news and the bakery and the coffee shop closed to the public. With so many unknowns, most of the staff was laid off for four weeks. At the same time, Kealy’s seven-year-old daughter Fiona’s school…

Mountain biking on the trails

Northland Ranks High for Outdoor Enthusiasts

Great Values Colleges Names Northland as Affordable Option

…never have to fight the crowds,” said Elizabeth Andre, associate professor of nature and culture. “It’s like your own private heaven.” The College’s location on the shores of Lake Superior and surrounded by national forest provides access to a vast wilderness for outdoor recreation, outdoor career development, and academic research….