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Ideas & Creations Blog

  • Pedro dos Santos

    Be a voice where there is deafening silence

    Professor dos Santos is speaking out against the racialized rationalization that followed the deaths of Alton Sterling, Philando Castile and the Dallas officers last week. He shares his personal (both positive and negative) encounters as a person of color with police officers.

  • Linnea Peterson, Luther College class of 2018

    Finding kindness, physical challenge at Zion

    Finding joy in the beauty of using her whole physical and mental self, Linnea Peterson, Luther class of 2018, got past the "blah, blah, blah," to find her favorite national park of all time... twice.

  • Julie Shockey

    What biking is teaching me about cancer

    Julie (Satre) Shockey Trytten, Luther class of 2001 and director of Luther's Media Relations, explains just a few things jumping back on her bike has taught her about cancer... or maybe it's the other way around.

  • Greg Fosheim, Luther College class of 2001

    You are safe with me

    Greg Fosheim, Luther College class of 2001, is refusing to be silenced by his fear. He asks us to join him, and the nation, in finding our collective voice of reason.

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