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Retired professor Tim Doyle at home.

Skills for a Meaningful Life

Professor Tim Doyle '84 retires.

…extended beyond his expertise in the philosophy of language as he taught courses in environmental ethics, aesthetics, logic, the philosophy of science, as well as Buddhism and Japanese aesthetics. His work on Wittgenstein, with German philosopher Hans Julius Schneider, and his development of Zen garden spaces are notable achievements as…

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

…it does living in right relationship—with my husband, family, friends, and all the others, human and non-human, whom I depend upon daily. Call it queer ecology if you’d like, or environmental justice, or being a good ancestor, perhaps, though none quite fit completely. For the sake of this story, I…

AdventureUs Owners and Northland College Alumni Amy and Jared Trimbo at their shop.

Ethical Design for Our Time

Alumni Launch AdventureUs in Washburn

…Amy’s first product line—Snow Sleeves, a stretchy wrist gaiter that fits over gloves and jacket sleeves to keep out the cold. Their mission: to inspire friends and families to get outside together. “Snow Sleeves make winter more enjoyable by avoiding frozen wrists,” Amy said. Built on environmental ethics, inclusiveness, and…

Everybody Party

Northland Welcomes the Class of 2023

Convocation and the Everybody Party

…festivities,” Simpson said. “Community feeding community is about as good as it gets.” The evening proceeded with the music from the student band, Bad Columbus, and concluded with grooves from the Chequamegon People’s Orchestra, with lead singer and Instructor in Environmental Science and Math Specialist Jodi Supanich. “It was magical…

Author Edward Abbey

Trespassing With Edward Abbey

…day. I met Mr. Abbey out in front of the aging frame house that was the Sig Olson Institute in its infancy. We started north down Ellis Avenue. Abbey was tall and so am I, and we made great strides together down the boulevard. He liked Ashland and said so….

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A collection of scholarly, governmental, and popular titles covering all aspects of human impact to the environment including content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, and recycling. Provides indexing and abstracts for more than 800,000 records and for open access full text for 12,000 records.


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Annual Reviews

Since 1932 Annual Reviews has been surveying the major works published in a particular academic area during a single calendar year. Read more…