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From Grief, Comes Joy

Norgaard Family Create Legacy Fund for Bjorn '10

…at Interstate Park each summer and couldn’t find big enough campsites, so he looked into camping at her one-hundred-acre farm, devoted to social design plants. He saw a kindred spirit in Nina and knew Bjorn would have been intrigued as well. With a focus on sustainability and social justice, the…

Donna and George Arbaugh

Walking in Sigurd Olson’s Footsteps

Supporting Stewardship Through Scholarships

…“I’ve always been into environmental issues,” she said. “Over the years, I got even more involved.” In 2009, Donna established the Arbaugh Endowed Scholarship at Northland College. The scholarship aids a junior or senior majoring in a field focused on environmental studies or sustainability, and twelve Northland students have received…

Danny Simpson walks with Governor Tony Evers

Governor Evers Visits Northland For Sustainable Food Program

Tour includes Hulings Rice Food Center, Larson Food Lab and High Tunnel and Composting program.

…UW-Extension, about his hazelnut project, and from three sustainable agriculture students about their education. “I was most impressed by how this program impacts students,” Evers said. “Young people coming out of this program will be leading in sustainability for the rest of their lives.” To watch FOX 21 Duluth News…


Caribou, Snapchat, and Avocado Graphs

Ogle offers May term statistical computing.

…a program within the R Project for Statistical Computing. “Scientific communication is a skill that is in demand and using free, open-source software like R fits within the concepts of sustainability and social justice that define Northland’s mission,” Ogle said. Students looked at data sets and turned them into graphs….

A view from Grand Island

Ensia: Can the Great Lakes Continue to Fend Off An Increasingly Thirsty World

A 2008 interstate compact prevents distant dry places from siphoning off Great Lakes water. But will the agreement hold up in the face of growing demand?

August 16, 2018 — On the rocky beach at Little Girls Point County Park in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, the heavy wash of Lake Superior seeking the shore rolls stones the size of softballs back and forth in the surf. The power and immensity of the lake seems immutable. If there…