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  • Steve Holland

    Talking about inequality

    January 31, 2014

    Steve Holland, Luther associate professor of economics, asks readers to consider discussing inequality with some simple rules laid out by none other than a group of Luther first-year students.  Read more...

  • Robert Vrtis

    Buy an egg timer

    January 29, 2014

    Robert Vrtis, assistant professor of theatre at Luther, talks about the best advice he received in class and how a simple purchase can change the way we think and write.  Read more...

  • Tabita Green

    Experiencing Islam (and a few other things)

    January 27, 2014

    Tabita Green, Luther director of web content, describes a field trip with husband Todd Green's J-term class to visit the Masjid An-Nur Mosque and the Council on American–Islamic Relations in Minneapolis. It was even more experiential than she (and Todd) imagined.  Read more...

  • Amy Weldon

    Recreating yourself

    January 22, 2014

    Amy Weldon, Luther associate professor of English, talks about the benefits of self-assessment and knowing the difference between time management, energy management and self-management.  Read more...

  • Lauren Kientz Anderson

    'It's easier to indulge privilege than to resist oppression'

    January 20, 2014

    Lauren Kientz Anderson, Luther visiting assistant professor of Africana studies and history, reflects on the Jan. 20 reading of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "Letter from Birmingham Jail." She talks about why it's easier to indulge privilege than to resist oppression, and why we need to know the difference between non-violent and passive resistance.  Read more...

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    Changing the world: Understanding entrepreneurship, January 2014

    January 15, 2014

    Brad Miller, associate professor of computer science at Luther, contemplates the importance of failure in changing the world in his post on the J-term course he is leading, "Understanding Entrepreneurship in Silicon Valley and Washington." You may have heard of some of the places they're visiting... Google... Amazon... ringing any bells?  Read more...

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    Travel the world with Luther students during January

    January 10, 2014

    Students from every J-term course in 2014 are blogging. As you can expect, some are creative, some insightful and some downright hilarious. When you have a minute-peruse a few. We've selected a few to get you started.  Read more...

  • Renae Hartl Headshot

    On being a college coach

    January 8, 2014

    Renae Hartl, Luther head softball coach and associate athletic director, reminisces on when she decided to become a college coach and reviews what a "day in the life" of a collegiate coach is like.  Read more...

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    Notes from a graduate

    January 2, 2014

    Martin Klammer, Luther professor of English and Africana studies, shares some notes on Nelson Mandela from a recent Luther grad. A fitting tribute to an inspiring man.  Read more...

  • Aaron Lurth

    2013 in photos

    December 27, 2013

    Aaron Lurth, director of visual media, takes a look back at the past year through a photo journey, "2013 in photos."  Read more...