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Northland College Receives High Marks for Sustainability Achievements

Northland College has earned a STARS Gold rating in recognition of its sustainability achievements from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). STARS, the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System, measures and encourages sustainability in all aspects of higher education. Northland College ranked as one of…

Straw bans? Composting buckets?

Wisconsin Campuses Adopt Dramatic 'Green' Changes

…live in a culture and environment that supports it and makes it a norm,” said Northland Student Association President Jenise Swartley, a senior from suburban Philadelphia. “These decisions quickly become part of your daily consciousness.” And yes, she has a compost bucket under the kitchen sink in her off-campus apartment….

Eau Claire solar garden, photo taken by PJ Nelson

In a Bold Step Forward, Students Purchase Solar Shares

Solar will provide power to CSE

…and now Ashland. The three solar gardens are part of a pilot project that was approved by the Wisconsin Public Service Commission in 2016. Xcel presented on the Ashland proposal last year as a way to gauge interest. The Northland College Student Association (NCSA) loved the idea so much, they…

Mexican gray wolf movie still

Back from the Brink of Extinction

Mexican Wolf Reintroduction and Recovery

…and central Idaho. But the challenge was met, and the establishment of a healthy captive population of Mexican wolves was the first success of Mexican wolf recovery. The subspecies persisted due to the Association of Zoos and Aquariums Society’s Species Survival Plan (SSP) for the Mexican wolf. Without the hard…

Northland College convocation

Class of 2020

Welcoming 222 New Students

Northland College officially welcomed more than two-hundred new students Friday, September 9 with a ceremonial walk, convocation address, and Everybody Party, sponsored by the Northland College Student Association. Drummer Stevie Matier led the Class of 2020, pounding a Lambeg drum from northern Ireland, over Bay City Creek, across the Fenenga…

Two students create lesson plan

Northland-LCOOCC Partner to Train More Teachers

…curriculum on their campus will allow us make use of the many unique local community resources—including amazing support from the Hayward and Lac Courte Oreilles School Districts.” The Northland College Educator Preparation Program was the recipient of the 2015 Model of Excellence Award from the Association of Independent Liberal Arts…

4th grade teacher alumna

Professional Preparation of Early Childhood Teachers

Northland College received an innovative teaching and learning grant in September for $24,849 from the Wisconsin Early Childhood Association. This is the second grant from this organization. Last year, Northland College received an articulation grant for $25,000. Wisconsin institutions have been working to streamline how early childhood education credits transfer…


Northland collaborates with and empowers students who have qualifying disabilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act by working together proactively to determine reasonable and appropriate accommodation measures. Northland is committed to providing students who have disabilities with an equal opportunity to fully participate in its courses, programs, and activities. Students…

Portrait of singer Sofia Jannok

Sámi Singer to Perform

…classes, talking with staff at the Indigenous Cultures Center, meeting with the Native American Student Association, as well as partners from Red Cliff and Bad River. She will be discussing best practices in heritage repatriation and exercising cultural and political sovereignty, in building international Indigenous support networks, and in creating…

Four eco-rep students outdoors

Eco-Reps at Northland College

…social, and economic. They are not part of the Northland College Student Association and different than the Environmental Council. The Environmental Council works on bigger issues and pursues ways Northland College can better engage in sustainability, they say. An independent foursome, they are focused on individual actions, small life changes,…