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An Outdoor Education: Local Universities Embrace Natural Assets

Courtesy Michigan Tech

One of the under-tapped resources around the Lake Superior region is the outdoor recreational programs, open to students, staff and the general public, at our public and private universities. more

Aug 1, 2016 12:00 AM Education

Old Ways Become New Adventures at Folk Schools

Courtesy Madeline Island School for the Arts

Folk schools are gaining popularity around the Big Lake and the world, attracting students for weeklong courses to afternoon sessions. Our folk schools often highlight Native and Scandinavian heritage and celebrate making things with one’s hands. more

Jun 1, 2016 12:00 AM Education

Private Colleges

Courtesy College of St. Scholastica

On the campuses of private universities, students aren’t alone in finding their niches to thrive. The private colleges themselves must develop their own ways to attract students when competing against state-funded public universities. more

Feb 1, 2016 12:00 AM Education

Lakehead University at 50

Courtesy Lakehead University

Lakehead University's mission has always revolved around bringing higher education north and serving its communities, which has meant moving from a two-year technical school into a full-fledged research university with global ties. more

Aug 1, 2015 12:00 AM Education

Bayfield to Baikal

Alexey Plaxin

Any Bayfield schoolchild knows that right outside the classroom is the world’s largest freshwater lake by surface area – Lake Superior. But, as seven students learned firsthand last summer, the title of biggest by volume belongs to Lake Baikal. more

Feb 1, 2015 12:00 AM Education

The University of Wisconsin-Superior recently received a Career Ready Internship grant in the amount of $150,000 from Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corporation. more

Aug 21, 2014 8:59 AM Education

Tech Savvy

Stacey Wallwin

It’s no surprise that new technology is showing up inside classrooms from universities down to elementary schools. In the Lake Superior region, teachers use these advances to take students beyond the classroom, connecting to the region and the world. more

Aug 1, 2014 12:00 AM Education

Vermilion Community College

Courtesy Vermilion Community College

Community colleges around the Lake Superior region share a common ability to educate students specific to local workforce needs. For many students, these work-specific programs make the most sense – and make the most of their dollars. more

Jun 16, 2014 11:47 AM Education

Better Late: Fulfilling Educational Bucket Lists

Ken Moran

David Walker was nervous on his first day at Lake Superior State University, like most students. But unlike the other freshmen, starting new chapters in their lives, David and his wife, Judy, were continuing one they began nearly 50 years earlier. more

Nov 25, 2013 9:08 AM Education

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Courtesy Lakehead University

Together, the economic impact of colleges and universities around the Lake totals more than a billion dollars – the sum of school expenditures, construction work, student and faculty spending, and the complex web of trickle-down effects that follow. more

May 7, 2013 4:22 PM Education

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