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Messages for the Next 7 Generations

…continue the project throughout the year. They will be visiting tribal youth centers and other venues to collect messages for the future. Through multi-generational photographs and other media, the project hopes to preserve the culture and lifeways of native peoples; now, and for the next seven generations to come. “The…

Sigurd Olson Scholars

Northland Awards Four Sigurd Olson Scholarships

Four high school seniors have been awarded full-tuition scholarships as part of the Sigurd Olson Scholars program at Northland College. Sigurd F. Olson was a pioneering figure in the American environmental movement and an important figure to a generation of activists and trailblazers. An alumnus of Northland College, Olson drew…

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…

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…

Collage of Northland College professors who will be teaching a course on the pandemic


A New Course at Northland College

A New Course at Northland College The typical May term course at Northland College, set to begin April 27, promotes field-based, experiential, and immersive learning, as a way to focus on a particular topic, skill, or region. However, nothing is typical about this year and faculty pivoted—quickly. Northland announced a…

Northland College student Andy Kasun conducts water research.

Five Years at the Burke Center

Andy Kasun plays critical role in multiple research projects.

…of North Fish Creek, specifically during large flood events, bringing together both his background in geology as well as his experience in water science from the Burke Center. He was awarded the top prize by the American Geophysical Union for this independent research when he presented his work in the…

Northland student playing lacrosse.

Tribal Lacrosse

Q&A with Cassie Brown Major: outdoor education. Summer plans: Running a couple of Northland’s summer camps and leading backpacking and kayaking trips for a Girl Scout camp in Michigan. After that: Teaching Ojibwe language in Bayfield. Q. How did you get interested in lacrosse? A. I became interested in lacrosse…

graphic of founding fathers

What the Founders Got Wrong

A Constitution Day Conversation

A Constitution Day Conversation The College invited Russ Feingold, Wisconsin’s former US Senator and current president of the American Constitution Society as its speaker for Constitution Day, a September 17 federal observance recognizing the adoption of the US Constitution and those who have become US citizens by birth or…

Northland College alum Bryan Rawlings and his son Northland College student Ryan Rawlings

Rawlings 2.0

Two Generations of Rawlings Play Basketball

…it.” Ryan says he loves his classes—especially Native American studies—and he’s trying out veganism, mostly for the health benefits. As for basketball, there’s fourteen new players to the team so it took a season for he and his teammates to start clicking on the court. He’s finding his place at…