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Dan’s Dill

Finding beauty in a plant that grows like a weed.

Wisconsin, all the way to the north woods of Ashland could be attributed to my brother, Danny Simpson ’18, a former garden crew employee and my current boss. He approved of my decision to scatter the remaining seed all over the garden, much to the confusion, and even dismay, of…

Northland College alumni Patrick and Audrey Guilfoile hiking the Pacific Coast Trail

Patrick Guilfoile ’82 Appointed Interim Chancellor

The University of Wisconsin announced Patrick Guilfoile ’82 will serve as UW-Stout’s interim chancellor starting this August. He has been serving as UW-Stout’s provost and vice chancellor since July 2015. Guilfoile studied biology and outdoor education at Northland, then went on to earn a master of art in teaching in…

graphic of founding fathers

What the Founders Got Wrong

A Constitution Day Conversation

A Constitution Day Conversation The College invited Russ Feingold, Wisconsin’s former US Senator and current president of the American Constitution Society as its speaker for Constitution Day, a September 17 federal observance recognizing the adoption of the US Constitution and those who have become US citizens by birth or…

Donna and George Arbaugh

Walking in Sigurd Olson’s Footsteps

Supporting Stewardship Through Scholarships

…impressed by the students of Northland College and the College itself. She loves Northland’s emphasis on environmental studies and appreciates its Native American studies program. So much so that she has included Northland College and the Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute in her estate planning. For example, she intends to establish…

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Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute Turns 50

Large Trees from Small Acorns Grow!

Wisconsin. Accompanying them were Robert Matteson, his wife, Jane, and their daughter, Liz. The Mattesons also had a summer home on Lake Namekagon, just across a small bay from Forest Lodge, and the two families had been friends for many years. Prompted by a postcard from Northland College, the Griggs…

Northland College student Shyanne Eustace

Giving Back to Her Tribal Community

Shyanne Eustace Receives Udall Foundation Scholarship

…examine toxins found in the Rio Grande. Shyanne is also an active member of the Society for Range Management and Wisconsin Green Fire. “Shyanne is a standout student who has made astonishing achievements in her first two years here. I’m excited to see what she’ll accomplish next at Northland and…

Northland College Kate Miler stands in a wetland

On the Path of Plants

Plant Ecologist Kate Miller '02

…the path,” Miller said. Miller left Wisconsin for Maine in 2003 with partner Tara King ’01 to pursue a master of science at the University of Maine, where she studied the impacts of forestry on arboreal lichen and insect communities. Soon, after finishing her masters, she started her current job…

Mary Johnson

The Search for Non-Toxic Materials

Chemistry Prof and Students Publish Results

…of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and three of his undergraduate student researchers**. “It’s very exciting to be a co-author on a paper as an undergraduate because it gives me a competitive edge in applying to graduate school, but also because it’s fun to share the research with my friends and family,” said…

Two Northland College students biking past solar panels

Sierra Ranks Northland Top Cool School

…as the most opportunities to engage with the environmental movement,” Sierra wrote in its introduction of the September edition. Of the 282 schools in the running, Northland College ranked 26—up from 55 in 2018. Northland College was ranked 6—up from 14—among undergraduate colleges and remains first in Wisconsin and the…

From the Archives: The Sigurd Olson Legacy Project

…Elizabeth’s are held by the Minnesota Historical Society, the Wisconsin Historical Society, and the Listening Point Foundation. Work on the Sigurd Olson Legacy Project is ongoing at the Institute, and delightful tidbits of Olson’s legacy continue to be discovered in the corners of archival boxes and among the pages of…