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COO Karl Solibakke Named College’s 15th President

Northland College President Marvin Suomi Steps Down

…explorers, do-ers — who have a vision for themselves and for the world around us.” Solibakke noted two recent accomplishments that point to a promising future. • The College’s 2019 freshman class was among the largest in recent school history as Northland bucked enrollment trends among its peers: While average…


The Stories and Voices of This Region

WritersRead Celebrates Ten Years

…who sat directly below me around the kitchen table. As the nights wore on, the volume increased, laughter doubled, the stories grew rowdier — and the indents in my face from the grate deepened. I have lived in Lake Superior country for the past twenty-plus years and we have our


Binational Commission Hears Concerns About The Great Lakes

International Joint Commission Listens As Campus and Community Detail Issues Threatening Water Quality

…LaFrancois with the National Park Service told commissioners during a listening session that more frequent, intense storms likely play a role. “Warming waters and major flood events are likely to help stimulate blooms and because those types of things may be becoming more likely, future blooms may also be becoming…

northern Wisconsin fall trees

From the Archives: A Voice for Wilderness

…Archives series, which tells the story of the Institute from the past to the present to commemorate its 50th anniversary. Sign up for our email lists for news and stories from the Institute—including From the Archives. Sigurd Olson was born on April 4, 1899. One hundred years later, in 1999,…

Aja Gregg ’22 with her research project

A Conversation with Aja Gregg: Northland’s 2022 Commencement Speaker

…and her future plans. A young Aja Gregg Toni: Let’s start with your early years. Can you share a little about what shaped you? Aja: I would have to say family. My mom and my grandma shaped my will to accomplish a lot. They set the bar pretty high because…

Northland College staff Stacy Craig

A Deeper Life Because of Northland

…writer Frederick Buechner described vocation as, “where your greatest joy meets the world’s greatest need.” When I am collating data on where our students have interned over the past year, I get to see a big picture of the impact that their work is having in the world. It’s a…

From the Archives: An Alliance for Wolves

…Awareness Week features Tom Gable, project lead for the Voyageurs Wolf Project, and will focus on the past and future of wolf research in the Northwoods. Deeper Into the Archives First Page of Sigurd Olson’s 1932 Thesis The Life History of the Timber Wolf and the Coyote: A Study of…

Sigurd Olson and Robert Matteson stand in front of Memorial Hall

From the Archives: The Letter That Started it All

…reading your moving letter, Sig, to the Board, and all members were grateful for your expression of full support and your faith in the future of this enterprise. In another action, the Board set up a four-man trustee committee which will have the charge of being particularly well informed on…

Northland College volleyball player spikes the ball

Coach Meierotto Rebuilds Volleyball

Deepens Regional Connection

…the near future under head coach Chelsea Meierotto, who has the program trending in the right direction for the first time in a long time after just one season in charge. “It’s definitely a rebuilding year, trying to build the program back up and change the culture,” Meierotto said. “We…

Northland College student Bailey Givens

Reflections of a First Year Student

Bailey Givens

Bailey Givens Hometown: Portland, Oregon Year: Freshman Major: Sustainable Community Development Sport: Cross Country Why Northland? Because action, not just words, is what will bring us closer to a sustainable future. The Northland College community has repeatedly exhibited their commitment to the environment through innovative and alternative solutions formulated by…