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Northland College professor Brian Tochterman's book, The Dying City

The Cultural Origins of the Urban Crisis

An Interview with Brian L. Tochterman

…Minnesota, one on the “urban crisis” and another on cold war culture, taught by Professors Kevin P. Murphy and Elaine Tyler May respectively. I arrived intending to study early twentieth-century urban development, but the course material really got me excited about the post-World War II period. May’s Homeward Bound made…

Northland College alum Kayte Meola in warrior pose on mountain top.

Empowering Women in Developing Countries

Shout Louder, Try Harder, Never Give Up

…development loans for environmental projects throughout Latin America. In addition to her research and consulting work, she’s discovering new ways to empower women, while recapturing the physicality that brought her so much joy in her twenties. She returned to raft guiding last summer after having been away from it for…

7 Recommended Reads for World Water Day

…the political economy of limited resources anywhere. 2. Paddle-to-the-Sea, Holling C. Holling (1941) An oldie and one for children, but still one of the best resources of Great Lakes geography and the watershed education. In it, a young First Nation boy carves a toy canoe with a figure inside and…

Exploring Interactions Between Humans and Wildlife

Andrew East `10 Uses Northland Lessons for Science & Teaching

Then: Andrew East graduated in 2010 with a degree in natural resources. For his capstone, he surveyed small mammals to determine the prey availability and dynamics for northern shrikes in Ashland County. Through that project and several others in the natural resources department, he and others explored physiology, behavior, and…

Student and professor in wetland

Chasing Dragonflies for Science

Senior Joe Fitzgerald been involved in graduate level research for the last four years at Northland College, leading plankton research in Chequamegon Bay, developing a phytoplankton catalog, and studying silver carp in the in the Mississippi. The first two have earned him the name The Plankton Guy. This past summer…


Enhancing Behavioral Health in Northern Wisconsin

…and Washburn counties, and NorthLakes Community Clinic. The Endowment recently announced funding for ten community coalitions to support community-based improvements in behavioral health. The overall goals of the initiative include: statewide improvement in behavioral health, improved physical health among those with behavioral health conditions, and improved prevention and healthcare resources….

Northland College graduation cap decorated with solar panels

A Future in Solar

Loucks '18 to hold first paid sustainability internship for City of Ashland

…southern Wisconsin. Q. Name a pivotal moment that helped shape your current plan? A. The experience that most shaped my future was taking AP Human Geography as a freshman in high school. This was the class that initially lead me to begin thinking globally about humanity’s problems, and studying population…

Northland student holds biological specimen

World Solutions Via Evolutionary Biology

Jessica Mohlman Accepts Dream Job

…dreamt of traveling the world and helping save the planet.” Jessica began turning the dream into reality with internships with the Round River Conservation Studies Namibia program and The Field Museum in Chicago. “My time in Africa was the most emotionally, physically, and educationally challenging time in my life and…

SONWA Winners 2017

Honeybees and a trailblazing scientist top the 2017 SONWA book awards

…humanity’s complex relationship with them—weaving together stories from scientists, brewers, gardeners, manufacturers, and beekeepers,” said Northland College student Erin Bergen, who serves on the SONWA selection committee. For children’s literature, the SONWA committee named author Suzanne Slade and illustrator Jessica Lanan for Out of School and Into Nature, a biography

Northland student Trevor Bennin

Scientific Knowledge to Benefit Environment

Trevor Bennin

Graduated: 2015 Majors: mathematical sciences and chemistry Minors: physics and philosophy Hometown: Manitowoc, Wisconsin A dog drank from a pothole and got sick: Why? This question posed by Professor of Chemistry Rick Dowd started Trevor Bennin and fellow chemistry students on a scientific quest. “I love the idea of using…