- May 19, 2011
Dear ’63 Mates:
The Sesquicentennial has officially begun! We’re just back from a visit to Luther for the opening convocation of this 150th year. The rector (=president) of the University of Oslo delivered the address, especially appropriate because his university, the alma mater of nearly all the founders of Luther, celebrates its bicentennial this year. For a European University 200 is young, but while Norway was under Danish rule for five centuries, Norwegians were obliged to travel to Copenhagen or the German universities for advanced studies. Part of the independence negotiations between Norway and Denmark involved the founding of a university at Oslo (then Christiania) in Read more...