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Ideas & Creations Blog

  • Betsy Fawcett, Luther College class of 2017

    Real people exist behind the political discourse on refugees

    Luther senior Betsy Fawcett reminds us that through all the rhetoric and political discourse on refugees, the root of the discussion should always come back to people, real people.

  • Guy Nave, Luther College professor of religion

    Make America Great AGAIN?

    In response to Donald Trump's presidential campaign slogan, "Make America Great Again," Professor Guy Nave asks at what point during America's 250-year history of slavery, lynching, Jim Crow, segregation, anti-Civil Rights violence and other sundry forms of racialized violence and discrimination was America "great."

  • 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.

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