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DENICE SMITH

Copper Harbor, Michigan, population 108, loves its one-room schoolhouse. more

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JOHN SHIBLEY / LSSU

There has always been a sure-fire way to interest kids in science. Just blow something up. more

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COURTESY COLLEGE OF ST. SCHOLASTICA

With the start of the football and hockey seasons – pro and amateur – concussions are much on the minds of many doctors, coaches, athletic trainers, players, teachers and health professionals nationally and regionally. more

Health/Wellness

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Jessica Hehir / WITC

You’ve completed your studies, tossed that mortar board hat into the air, thanked your family for their congratulations and now … well, now comes the hard part. more

Education

Is a Maritime Career Waiting for You?

Courtesy Ellora Martin

It may soon be one of our industries most in need of new recruits. We tell you how to embark on the career of a lifetime in the maritime industry, whether it's aboard a ship or in port. more

Maritime

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

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

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

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

Education

Food for Thought: Where Students Hone Culinary and Restaurant Skills

Kathleen Kaufman

The restaurant is called Food for Thought and it serves up much more than just meals. This student-run eatery at East High School in Duluth is a training ground for future chefs. more

Food/Recipes

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

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

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

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

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

Education

Sigurd Olson Institute

Northland College / The Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute

An institute named for famed naturalist Sigurd Olson keeps the legacy of his environmental vision alive and thriving among young people. more

Wisconsin

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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

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Phil Bencomo/Lake Superior Magazine

Attend Lake Superior Magazine's 2013 Photo Workshop in October. Interact with some of the region's top photographers, have your best photograph critiqued by the experts, and enjoy outdoor photo excursions and demonstrations. more

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The Next Generation of Lake Superior Stewards

The Lake Superior Youth Symposium, a gathering of students and teachers held this year at Michigan Tech, offers presentations and hands-on field trips to teens with an interest in the Great Lakes. Registration for the May event closes on April 30. more

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John Shibley / LSSU

Recent senior thesis projects by Lake Superior State University biology students. more

Natural World

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    Jay Steinke

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