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Retired professor Tim Doyle at home.

Skills for a Meaningful Life

Professor Tim Doyle '84 retires.

…of gratitude. Scott Wold ’09 notes, “Tim was a force of nature in the classroom, more than just a professor. He is a lifelong mentor who cared deeply about his students.” Wold remarked that Dr. Doyle brought out the best, “because I did not want to disappoint him with a…

Northland Announces 2015 Commencement Speaker


Robin Wall Kimmerer selected Award-winning author Robin Wall Kimmerer has been selected to deliver the commencement speech to Northland College graduates on Saturday, May 23. She will also receive an honorary degree as a Doctor of Humane Letters. It is an honor to welcome Robin Wall Kimmerer back to campus…

Northland hockey player hitting the puck.

Northland adds women's Division III hockey

Northland College announced today that it will add women’s hockey to its NCAA Division III hockey program, effective for the 2016-2017 season. The College has already begun a search for a coach. “The driving force behind the decision is the continued growth of hockey and Northland’s location, central in a…

Northland student sitting next to microscope

Student Researches Lawyers: The Fishy Kind

By Sean Devlin ’15 Northland College student Kaitlyn Windschitl was accepted into the McNair Scholar’s Program in November to fund her research project on the burbot (Lota lota), sometimes referred to a seelpout, lawyers, or even the poor man’s lobster. In May 2016 she will become the first member of…

Northland student playing lacrosse

Lacrosse 101

Q&A with Matthew Hoszko From: St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada Majors: Business Management, Sustainable Entrepreneurship Activities: Vice President of Student Athletic Council, Public Relations Coordinator of WRNC 97.7FM Q. How did you discover lacrosse? A. Lacrosse was a major part of growing up in Canada. It was always hockey in the…

Northland student playing lacrosse.

Tribal Lacrosse

Q&A with Cassie Brown Major: outdoor education. Summer plans: Running a couple of Northland’s summer camps and leading backpacking and kayaking trips for a Girl Scout camp in Michigan. After that: Teaching Ojibwe language in Bayfield. Q. How did you get interested in lacrosse? A. I became interested in lacrosse…

aerial view of campus

Conventional & Unconventional Best Lists

Northland College is ranked in the top tier of the U.S. News & World Report’s 2015 ranking of best national liberal arts colleges, which was released today. National liberal arts colleges are those that emphasize undergraduate education and award at least half their degrees in the arts and sciences. U.S….

Photo of the Solitary Shores album jacket

From the Archives: A Musical Tribute to Sigurd Olson

…Sig and to all who know that the dream and the battle go on.” The album includes nine original songs by Doug Wood and a reading titled “Attunement” by Sigurd Olson. Contributing musicians include Lee Blasky (oberheim synthesizer), Steve Borgsrom (acoustic guitar and bass), Merilee Klemp (English horn), Scott Malchow…

Drawing of lacrosse and soccer stadium project.

Northland Builds Stadium, Adds Lacrosse

Northland College announced the addition of men’s and women’s lacrosse along with the construction of a multi-million dollar lacrosse and soccer stadium. Stadium construction will begin July 2015 and is slated for completion by the end of the year. The College is currently recruiting lacrosse coaches and players and will…

Snapping turtle

Turtles, Temperature & Sex

Scientists know that temperature determines sex in certain reptiles—alligators, lizards, turtles, and possibly dinosaurs. In many turtles, warm temperatures during incubation, create females; cold temperatures, males. This is one hypothesis that explains dinosaur extinction: a meteor hit, cooling the Earth, producing an all-male population. The reason ancient reptiles like turtles…