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7 Weather Watchers

Meterological Careers

…a scientist ever since. In 2013, he became the executive director for Science at the Space Science and Engineering Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, directing a group of researchers/scientists toward the goal of using current derived satellite-based meteorological products to improve forecasting of aviation weather hazards. Mikayla Duarte ’17…

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Eyes Wide Open Review

…variety of current environmental news topics are introduced in this essay, but the unique manner in which the author presents is not just a factual litany of worries. Fleischman leads the young reader to explore human motivations, influences, and barriers in the decision-making process, and matters of societal and cultural…

Wheeler Hall 2016

Message to the Community: budget updates

…commitments beyond that. May 24, 2017 Dear Northland College Community & Friends: I’m writing today with the news that our Board of Trustees has unanimously directed the College to adjust our operations for the next academic year by significantly reducing expenses, increasing revenues, and reducing our reliance on the repeated…

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Center for Rural Communities Releases First Opinion Poll: CAFO

…opposition, 19.5 percent strongly favor or lean toward favoring it. The remaining 17.2 percent are neutral. Bayfield County is exploring CAFO regulations that would be stronger than current state regulations. Nearly three-quarters—72.5 percent—of households support tighter local regulations on CAFOs while 19.8 percent oppose tighter regulations, and 7.6 percent remain…

Dan Romano

Alumnus Dan Romano: Weatherman

…fill out a forecast sheet looking at the current conditions and I also look at the short and long range trends,” said Romano. He works every weekend and fills in for Good Morning Northland. He is not chasing storms or starring in his own television show, but Romano is happy….

Northland College student Kaylee Thornley at whiteboard

Thornley: Passion for Strong Communities

…narrative around development. Right now, the narrative is ‘the past was better, we need to take what we can get.’ When it should be more optimistic and look at building up the community’s current strengths,” Thornley concluded. This summer, Thornley will be wrapping up projects with the Center for Rural…

Sunset at Forest Lodge

Changing Climate, Changing Culture

Student-Led Conference at Forest Lodge

…will be offered as a one-credit course for current Northland College students. Craig said she is currently working to make this a reality, using this year’s pilot as the model. If approved, next year’s conference will likely feature more speakers, a water activity on Lake Namekagon, and a few hours…

Joe Fitzgerald and Randy Lehr drive boat to islands

Fitzgerald: From Plankton Guy to Water Resources Policy Economist

…bay to determine the impact upwelling currents have on the food web. During the symposium, Fitzgerald explained that upwelling occurs when water from the bottom of the bay is brought to the top, usually by sustained winds for four to seven days. This can change water chemistry, and carries nutrients…

Northland College graduation cap decorated with solar panels

A Future in Solar

Loucks '18 to hold first paid sustainability internship for City of Ashland

…southern Wisconsin. Q. Name a pivotal moment that helped shape your current plan? A. The experience that most shaped my future was taking AP Human Geography as a freshman in high school. This was the class that initially lead me to begin thinking globally about humanity’s problems, and studying population…

Road damage

Preparing for a Wetter Future in the Great Lakes Region

Commentary for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

…13 inches that washed out more than 100 road crossings — including two federal highways — stranding many in their homes and leaving three people dead. Current estimates put the damage at least at $30 million for repairs. It will take years for us to fully recover from the devastating…