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Ideas & Creations Blog

  • January snowfall on Luther football field.

    Coping With Grief and Loss Related to the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Grief is commonly associated with the loss of a loved one, but it can also occur in response to drastic changes to the daily routines that bring us comfort. In this post Luther counselor Joelle Dee Nielsen shares some ways to support each other, and ourselves, during these difficult times.

  • Professor Char Kunkel with her copy of the book, "We Want to do More Than Survive."

    What Does Abolitionist Teaching Have to Do With Me?

    Three Luther professors reflect on Dr. Bettina Love, Luther's Martin Luther King Jr. Day speaker, and how her work challenges us all to be co-conspirators in struggle and activists for change.

  • Monica Barron '20

    Reaction to Virtual Christmas at Luther

    Read how a recent Luther alumna was challenged by graduating during the pandemic and moving abroad to start a career, and how it was all put into perspective by the virtual Christmas at Luther.

  • Properly protected with PPE (Personal Protective Equipment).

    Nursing School During a Pandemic

    Learn from a student's perspective how Luther's Nursing program has adapted to the pandemic and continued to provide valuable real-world experiences.