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Wheeler Bridge

Bridging a Passage

…the edge, to consider the possibilities between here and there? When I think of Northland College, one of the first images that forms in my mind is that of Wheeler Bridge. Not a long, nor particularly ornate bridge, Wheeler passes over Bay City Creek, connecting the northern and southern parts…


Shining a Light on Curiosity

…sense of curiosity? The Northland crew was curious. Would the startling trait be common among other furry critters? As it turns out, platypuses (who are even weirder than opossums) biofluoresce, too, and the Northland scientists published that discovery last October. During their black light safari through the collections, the scientists…

Northland College alum Kealy White at work at bakery.

Stepping Back, Leaning In

Kealy White '99

…of cutlery and customers, is empty save for an employee in the kitchen and barista behind the bar. The Black Cat has been closed to indoor seating for the last year. Kealy has been working in this space since she graduated from Northland. She started out baking pastries in the…

Faculty receive training for providing online instruction to students.

Northland Halts In-Person Instruction

Transitions to Online Courses March 23

…part to keep our community healthy, to limit the transmission of the virus, and to avoid overwhelming the public resources of our region,” said President Karl Solibakke. Students were given the option to stay on campus or return home. One student was packed up and moved out within an hour…

Becky Brun ’00 sits atop St. Peters Dome south of Ashland.

Half Hugger, Half Hooper

Becky Brun ’00 When I arrived at Northland and met my new basketball coach and teammates, it didn’t take long before I acquired the nickname “4-H’er—half hugger, half hooper.” I was the weirdo who didn’t eat meat and read books by the naturalist Edward Abbey, but I also loved shooting…

photo of Newton Bobb's plant specimens

Digitizing the Past for the Future

Hours in the Herbarium

…and the specimens they are memorizing represent many of the major species found throughout northern Wisconsin. While local vegetative communities are studied extensively at Northland, there is little data about the region in Wisconsin’s online flora database. For this reason, Johnson has led an effort to digitize Northland’s herbarium, which…

Northland College women's basketball coach Daryl Tucker in the middle of a huddle.

Basketball Opened the Door for Coach Tucker

Tucker Brings Diversity to Division III

Tucker Brings Diversity to Division III Daryle Tucker, head women’s basketball coach, deliberately and successfully recruits players from across the United States, particularly from the south. “Right now I have the most diverse team, not only at Northland but in the entire conference,” Tucker said. The LumberJill players come from…


WPR: Report Recommends Rewrite of Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement

White Paper Suggest More Holistic Approach to Water Quality Management

Danielle Kaeding Wisconsin Public Radio White Paper Suggest More Holistic Approach to Water Quality Management A new report from Northland College in Ashland recommends that the United States and Canada rewrite its principal agreement that provides a framework for improving water quality on the Great Lakes. The white paper released…

Hudack’s Philosophy?

Stay Calm and Remain Positive

Stay Calm and Remain Positive Ashland native Tiffany Hudack played softball at The College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, Minnesota, where she was the assistant softball coach for two years. She returned home to coach softball at Northland in 2018. What’s your coaching philosophy? To stay positive no matter how…


Slow Down, Do Less

Teaching Through COVID-19

Elizabeth Andre, Associate Professor of Nature and Culture Ashland Daily Press Teaching Through COVID-19 How are you going to teach outdoor education online? was the question I was asked most this summer. As a professor of outdoor education, each time I’d read a news story about another COVID-19 outbreak at…