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Northland College Alumni Dinner 2019

Fall Fest Returns September 21–24, 2022

Reprise of Favorite Traditions, Environmental Conference

…will be truly special, as the College will be marking its 130th anniversary. The Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute—founded on March 25, 1972 as the Sigurd Olson Institute of Environmental Studies—is also celebrating its 50th anniversary throughout the coming year. A major inflection point for the direction of the College, the…

Northland College students Aaron and Sarah Houle stand in the Fitness Center

Houle Siblings Play Ball

studies and sports management. He chose Northland because of the education program and Coach Scott Sorenson. “He instills the family atmosphere,” Aaron said. Sarah, a junior, looked at several colleges but in the end she liked Coach Daryle Tucker, or Coach Tuck, as she calls him, and decided to follow…

Author Edward Abbey

Trespassing With Edward Abbey

…was naïve and starry-eyed as all get-out. I had landed the plum job of meeting this lion of wilderness literature face-to-face, talking with him, and reporting on it all for the school paper. American author and environmentalist Edward Abbey (Photo by Ed Lallo/Getty Images) It was a cool, gray, late-autumn…

Jaguar Macho Uno

Macho Uno

Tracking One of the Oldest Wild Jaguars

…later presented at the North American Congress for Conservation Biology. The research also contributed to the first, nation-wide study of jaguar habitat in Costa Rica. “Parker’s passion from a young age had always been wildlife research and conservation,” said his parents, Betsy and Jim Matzinger. “He was honored and elated…

Wildlife icons to illustrate wildlife reearch.

Wildlife Research Lab

…when and why lions attack livestock. “I started at Northland as a junior transfer in Erik’s lab in 2013. I told him I was studying abroad in 2014 in Tanzania with the School for Field Studies and had to do a directed research project when I was there. He suggested…

Solar panels at ELLC residence hall

Hope Is Not a Strategy

Northland Divestment Complete

…the board and partnered with them to lead the way to effectuate fossil fuel divestiture at our institution. As a trustee and member of the Investment Committee at Northland, I refocused the discussion after a decade of conversation and inaction. Subsequent to much research on alternative investments that would meet…