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Think differently. Live differently. Northland College is a private, liberal arts college with a progressive focus on the environment and sustainability. We prepare 600 students from across the United States and around the world for meaningful lives and successful careers. Founded in 1892, Northland College is located at the tip…

Students working on handcycle

Students Help Ready Cycle for Six-Year-Old

…said. Dillenschneider heard about Roy and knew the College could help the Cook family. Dillenschneider and Betsey Harries, Northland’s sustainability coordinator, rallied a group of students to help design and construct a handcycle for Roy. Seniors Lynn Dohrmann and Zeke Roth-Reynolds, junior Stuart Schmidt, and sophomore Olivia Garceau comprised the…

Northland College student installing hoop house

Food Is Everything

Danny Simpson '18, Assistant Manager of the Hulings Rice Food Center

Danny Simpson ’18 worked on his aunt’s organic farm for six years before coming to Northland College, where he has played a major role in the food scene on campus—from managing the gardens to leading food and sustainability initiatives to catering art shows and parties. In April, he was awarded…

Eau Claire solar garden, photo taken by PJ Nelson

In a Bold Step Forward, Students Purchase Solar Shares

Solar will provide power to CSE

…society as a whole,” said Jenise Swartley, NCSA president. The solar garden is scheduled to be built in fall 2019 on Xcel-owned land near their Ashland Service Center, just off Farm Road in the city of Ashland. Until then, NCSA owns shares in the Eau Claire Community Solar Garden that…

4th grade teacher alumna

Graduate Success

…ultimately change the world for the better. Northland College has been the launching point for scientists, educators, business owners, and dedicated professionals in almost every field imaginable. Our liberal arts curriculum, with its progressive focus on the environment and sustainability, gives you the tools, confidence, and vision to be competitive…

Photo from Standing Rock

Advocacy and Public Discourse

…can be heard in the pursuit of a deeper truth. Our purpose as a liberal arts college is to teach students how to think, not what to think. Our purpose as a liberal arts college with a unique focus on the environment and sustainability is to teach students how to…

Graduates celebration at commencement

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Northland College is a private, non-profit liberal arts college with a progressive focus on the environment and sustainability, located in Ashland, Wisconsin. Per the U.S. Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) and other federal regulations, Northland College discloses information about the College ranging from athletic, academic, financial aid, security, graduation rates,…

Northland College Bee Friendly Campus

Northland College Becomes First Wisconsin Bee Campus

Working to Promote Native Bees and Pollinators

…faculty, and students will be creating an outreach plan to raise awareness about the plight of pollinators, integrating pollinator curriculum into a few campus courses, and developing more habitat for pollinators. Northland College recently received high marks for sustainability achievements from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher…

Northland College faculty eat at outdoor buffet

USDA awards CRC funding to study regional food system   

…find ways to make it easier for people to access food produced in the region, and in doing so, we hope to create greater sustainability for our small farms and our local economy,” said Robin Kemkes, faculty research associate at the Center for Rural Communities. Northland College received one of…