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Northland Remains Vigilant

Presidential Update

Karl Ivan Solibakke, President Ashland Daily Press Presidential Update As Northland College continues to negotiate the perils of the COVID-19 pandemic, I have pledged to update the community on the status of our campus. Accordingly, I took the opportunity to report to the Ashland City Council earlier this month, and…

Joel Glickman online course

Endeavor Funds Essentials

…the College to purchase remote learning technology upgrades. “Devoted to a select group of very small liberal arts colleges, the Endeavor Foundation has fully embraced Northland’s mission and values and shown extraordinary generosity in a time of grave need,” President Karl I. Solibakke said. “Not only do we find ourselves…

Everybody Party

Northland Welcomes the Class of 2023

Convocation and the Everybody Party

…at Northland College. Under a white tent, Director of Alumni Relations Jackie Moore ’05, Chief Operating Officer Karl Solibakke, Interim Dean of Students Melissa Harvey, Associate Dean Wendy Gorman, Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator Ruth de Jesus, Northland College Student Association leadership, and President Marvin Suomi welcomed students. “When the first…

Calico dragonfly. Photo taken by Emily M. Stone

Dragonflies and Emergence

Looking for the metaphor in the lifespan of a dragonfly.

…one of my students last semester when I was adjunct teaching. “Whenever I feel distance from myself or want to give up,” she wrote, “the most beautiful creature appears.” Anahi, a student at Northland College whose parents are from Mexico, had been writing about a frustrating time in her life,…

Portrait of alumnus Jason Akl.

Looking Forward

Alum Jason Akl '99 navigates the pandemic.

…It’s single digits, a pandemic, and the clinic just started dispensing vaccinations this morning. In other words, there’s stuff to talk about. Jason, who is from Mississauga, Ontario, came to Northland to play basketball. He studied biology and chemistry and went to graduate school at Florida International University in Miami…

Northland College student Shyanne Eustace

Giving Back to Her Tribal Community

Shyanne Eustace Receives Udall Foundation Scholarship

Shyanne Eustace Receives Udall Foundation Scholarship The Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation announced Friday they had selected Northland College sophomore Shyanne Eustace as a 2020 Udall Scholar. This scholarship will provide up to $7,000 for Eustace’s junior year of academic study. A sixteen-member independent review committee selected…

Stewardship flags hang in the Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute

Youth Stewardship Flags Available Through Silent Auction Until March 31

Flags Created Through a Pandemic Twist on the Apostle Islands School

…participants came from Ashland, Iron River, Madison, Mellen, Oconomowoc, Odanah, Red Cliff, and Washburn, Wisconsin, and St. Paul, Minnesota. For many participants, they experienced their ‘backyard’ in new and inspiring ways. For others, it was breathtaking, inspiring, and life changing. At the end of the program, all participants were asked…

Danny Simpson in the campus gardens

The Future of Food is Here

…what our locally specific solutions can look like and look forward to you joining us. Danny Simpson ’18 studied biology at Northland College and is now the assistant manager at the Hulings Rice Food Center. This piece was written for Northland Connections, a weekly column in the Ashland Daily Press….

Bee on a flower

Mini Adventures for Youth at Home

Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute Youth Outreach

…our day to see each new post! Participants have mapped their backyard, found animal tracks and written creative stories of what they observed, explored for signs of spring, created art inspired by nature, looked for homes of plants and animal friends living nearby, and, written nature inspired haiku’s. One mother…

Two paddle boarders on Lake Superior

International Joint Commission Coming to Northland

The Burke Center for Freshwater Innovation is partnering with the International Joint Commission to host a public listening session in the Northland College Alvord Theatre September 25 at 7 p.m. The International Joint Commission (IJC) is a Canadian-United States treaty organization that seeks to prevent and resolve issues facing the…