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Northland College staff Stacy Craig

A Deeper Life Because of Northland

…perspective that so few, even at the college, ever know. I’ve been in awe and even moved to tears several times, such as last year while reading senior Liandra Skenadore’s thesis project on Native American sovereignty, justice, and healing. Her work was transformative: showing that historical and current trauma of…

Northland College Assistant Professor of Sustainable Community Development Nicole Foster

Meeting The World With Heart

…jobs, relationships, and places that were once central to everyday life. Drawing from current research, case studies, and historic examples like the Wisconsin Idea Theater, we explored how art and culture address this loss, repair fractured communities and support inclusive development. In Ashland, we see such impacts through the beautiful…

Northland College Kate Miler stands in a wetland

On the Path of Plants

Plant Ecologist Kate Miller '02

…the path,” Miller said. Miller left Wisconsin for Maine in 2003 with partner Tara King ’01 to pursue a master of science at the University of Maine, where she studied the impacts of forestry on arboreal lichen and insect communities. Soon, after finishing her masters, she started her current job…


WPR: Report Recommends Rewrite of Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement

White Paper Suggest More Holistic Approach to Water Quality Management

…feel the current agreement is working. Cole-Misch noted previous updates of the agreement also requested a review of the binational commitment roughly every decade to a dozen years. “Recognizing that the issues may change, the priorities may change, how our governments are operating may change so wanting to keep the…

Dill plant.

Dan’s Dill

Finding beauty in a plant that grows like a weed.

…Wisconsin, all the way to the north woods of Ashland could be attributed to my brother, Danny Simpson ’18, a former garden crew employee and my current boss. He approved of my decision to scatter the remaining seed all over the garden, much to the confusion, and even dismay, of…

Northland College student Emma Holtan

The Chequamegon Bay Region Spoke and the IJC Listened

…blooms, infrastructure, public engagement, and beyond. The commission, appointed by the Canadian prime minister and the American president, use this sort of public input from communities around the Great Lakes basin, along with current Great Lakes research, to fulfill one of their main responsibilities: assessing the progress of governments, organizations,…