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Liz White in cap and gown

Liz White: Student Commencement Address

…strong passion for Northland College and for those she serves,” and was selected to speak at commencement. Majoring in business and sustainable community development, “she has worked tirelessly to represent students and the College in positive and meaningful ways. Liz quietly inspires those she associates with and those she works…

Todd Rothe standing in kitchen

Northland Announces Food Systems Center

…future of Northland College,” Miller said. Mitigating Climate Change with Compost Northland College currently composts 28,000 pounds of food scraps per year. Impressive, but with a new composting unit, it’s about to get better. The new unit has an input capacity of up to 1.1 tons of material per day—one-third…

wolf head

TWA Responds to State Bill 602/AB712

…because it would fail to demonstrate that Wisconsin is prepared to assume stewardship of the wolf population. In addition, Wisconsin’s U.S. senators and many of our representatives have already expressed public support for delisting. Research conducted by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources demonstrated that citizens of Wisconsin support a…

Great Lakes

Stateside Radio: Peter Annin on Pleasant Prairie

Why this 2010 approval of a multi-million gallon Great Lakes water diversion is drawing new scrutiny

When Peter Annin, director of the Burke Center for Freshwater Innovation at Northland College, was completing research for an updated version of his book The Great Lakes Water Wars, he discovered a detail about Great Lakes water diversions that had gone unnoticed for eight years. According to his findings, the…

Hockey player signs papers

Women's Hockey Lands First Recruit

…team and was an alternate captain last year. She helped the Stars reach the USA Hockey National Tournament two of the last three seasons. “It is so exciting to be part of history and to have our first women’s hockey player sign her celebratory form for Northland College,” Rider said….

Collage of historical photos of the Bro Family at Northland College

The Bro Family

A Century at Northland College 

…immigrants in Prentice, Wisconsin, whose high school pal was Kenneth Olson—Sigurd Olson’s brother. Kenneth set off to Northland College in 1912 and sent a letter to Albin, telling him he should do the same. Albin relayed the story of his arrival to Northland College at the 1945 inauguration of President…

Northland alum fish geneticist holds up fish

Ackerman Brothers Pursue Fish Biology, Genetics

home from his first visit, Nick decided to gamble, but not by speeding. A leaf had blown into the windshield wiper of their family van. Nick told his mother that if the leaf were still there when they got home that he would definitely attend Northland. “I just knew that…

Northland College Buttons

Q&A with Helen Pent Jenkins, class of 2008

Northland, and the fall out of the 2008 financial crisis. TRAVIS: How did you decide to attend Northland College? What factors influenced your decision? HELEN: I chose Northland for a few different reasons. I really loved the small college population, the student-to-staff ratio, and the rural character of Ashland. I…