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Ideas & Creations Blog

  • Community

    On community

    Lisa Scott, interim dean for institutional equity and inclusion, takes a look at the Luther community and asks what more can be done to make the college more inclusive.

  • Big breakfast

    What bacon, diamonds, religion and the Second Amendment have in common

    Aaron Lurth, director of visual media, takes a look at how some of our foundational beliefs have been shaped for us.

  • Cover square

    A bizarre, yet charming trip to the Kakao Friends Store

    Josie Bellrichard, class of 2019, is spending the semester abroad in South Korea. In this blog entry, she discusses one of the more interesting cultural phenomena she's experienced so far, the Kakao Friends Store.

  • Rosie women's equality

    Predictions by Virginia Woolf

    Author Virginia Woolf predicted women would no longer be the protected sex by 2029. How far has the female population come since that prediction? Professor Klammer's Nottingham class examines that question.

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