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About Northland

Northland College is a private liberal arts college with a progressive focus on the environment and sustainability….

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Liz White: Student Commencement Address

…was uncomfortable. I started to doubt my decision to come to Northland and I even thought about leaving. But over time things got better. Obviously, I did not leave. And here I am now as a senior, and I can say that I truly love Northland College. I love the…

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Northland-LCOOCC Partner to Train More Teachers

HAYWARD, Wis.— In an effort to train more Native American teachers in northwestern Wisconsin, the Northland College Educator Preparation Program has partnered with Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College (LCOOCC) to offer a four-year degree completion program. “The need for Native American teachers in the classroom is talked about in…

Northland Announces 2015 Commencement Speaker


Robin Wall Kimmerer selected Award-winning author Robin Wall Kimmerer has been selected to deliver the commencement speech to Northland College graduates on Saturday, May 23. She will also receive an honorary degree as a Doctor of Humane Letters. It is an honor to welcome Robin Wall Kimmerer back to campus…

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Northland Class Taking Art Project, Film to Minnesota

…Harvest: An Embroidered Art & Idea Exchange” embellishes photographs and prints with yarn through the contributions of many community members. The kickoff event will take place at the co-op from 4 to 6 p.m. The project comes from Northland College Filmmaker-in-Residence Paulette Moore who is bringing the project from her…

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Backpacker Magazine ranks Northland College #2 outdoor school

Backpacker Magazine has ranked Northland College second in a list of the nation’s best colleges for hikers and other outdoor enthusiasts. In its October 2016 issue, the magazine noted the school’s proximity to trails, rivers, and other outdoor recreational opportunities, its outdoor clubs and participation, and the quality and diversity…

Collage of historical photos of the Bro Family at Northland College

The Bro Family

A Century at Northland College 

The Bro family at Northland College spans more than a century. The Bros have a rich history of adventure, lifelong friendships, love, connections, philanthropy, service, and finding one’s true calling. It is a story worthy of a book. Their Northland connection begins with Albin Carl Bro, the son of Swedish…

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Northland Project Aims to Clear Chequamegon Bay’s Muddy Waters

Researchers at Northland College are trying to find ways to limit riverbank erosion that turned Chequamegon Bay to muddy soup after June rainstorms that dumped over 14 inches of rain in some areas of Bayfield County. The project on North Fish Creek is being coordinated by water scientist Matt Hudson…

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Ackerman Brothers Pursue Fish Biology, Genetics

…in his decision to attend Northland, but everyone agrees that it was the right choice. Mike graduated from Northland in 2004 with a degree in natural resources with an emphasis in fish and wildlife ecology. “Northland put them where they belong—and now they both love their jobs,” Barb said, her…

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Q&A with Helen Pent Jenkins, class of 2008

Northland, and the fall out of the 2008 financial crisis. TRAVIS: How did you decide to attend Northland College? What factors influenced your decision? HELEN: I chose Northland for a few different reasons. I really loved the small college population, the student-to-staff ratio, and the rural character of Ashland. I…