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Ideas & Creations Blog

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    Lying ain't easy at Luther

    What did Professor dos Santos learn when his political science senior seminar students conducted a survey on campus? That the Luther community is engaged and willing to voice concerns.

  • Volleyball

    Instilling belief and saying goodbye

    Coach Kohut examines how belief is a big part of her life as a coach and the upcoming transition she's facing.

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    Learning to fail forward

    Gwen Van Gerpen, Luther's director of the student academic support center, talks about how growing from failure was one of the greatest lessons she learned as a student.

  • "Folding Beijing" author Hao Jingfang with Luther professor Andy Hageman

    Unfolding Paideia through "Folding Beijing"

    Professor Hageman takes a look at the Paideia novelette "Folding Beijing" and the complex and often contradictory elements of Chinese identity today.

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