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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….

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Regional Teachers Talk About Wolves with Students

Timber Wolf Alliance Coordinator Presents

…math, social studies, Native American culture, and English language arts allows for authentic learning to happen while covering important standards and concepts. But most importantly, kids are engaged, eager to learn, and excited to have their voices heard.” In January, TWA coordinator Jane Weber, presented to the students. She talked…

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…

Horses pull a wagon in front of a recently-built Wheeler Hall in a black-and-white photo.

Northland College at 130 Years: Navigating the Highway Ahead

Celebrating Strengths, Meeting Challenges, and Recognizing Opportunities

…reasons to build on these successes, working to sustain social and environmental change, deepening the student experience, bolstering student recruitment, and promoting faculty research. Moreover, College leadership is exploring ways to revitalize and invigorate regional partnerships, summer programs for youth and the surrounding community, pre-college courses with dedicated environmental curricula,…

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…

Coach Greg Gilmore

The True Joys of Coaching

…to graduate our student athletes as individuals that are ready to succeed and contribute to society. At Northland, we intentionally omit any mention of success on the field with our mission statement because we firmly believe that if we develop good human beings with strong values, the success on the…

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….

Solar panels at ELLC residence hall

Hope Is Not a Strategy

Northland Divestment Complete

Social, and Governance (ESG) investment strategies can reduce risk, and perform as well or better than “conventional” investment strategies. A recent report found that 94 percent of foundations that committed to divestment five years ago have experienced positive or neutral impacts on their financial performance. The body of evidence supporting…

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Ogle offers May term statistical computing.

…a program within the R Project for Statistical Computing. “Scientific communication is a skill that is in demand and using free, open-source software like R fits within the concepts of sustainability and social justice that define Northland’s mission,” Ogle said. Students looked at data sets and turned them into graphs….