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Ideas & Creations Blog

  • "All I know is what I know and I try really hard not to be certain of that."

    Fevers of Unknown Origin

    Professor Breitenstein gives us what he hopes his response would be to a student asking for extensions due to that student's experience with anxiety and depression; reminding us, "All I know is what I know and I try really hard not to be certain of that."

  • View from the walls in Kotor

    3 Days, 3 Countries, 3 Currencies

    Erin Halverson, class of 2019, and some of the Malta semester abroad students explore Dubrovnik, Budva and Kotor.

  • View from the peak

    Stranger in a Strange Land

    Gereon Kopf, Luther professor of religion, questions what it means to truly be a foreigner and how we should "embrace the difference that is inside ourselves."

  • Sit-in

    On Social Justice and Freedom of Opinion

    Luther senior Linnea Peterson reflects on recent guest lectures while she seeks to balance community values and freedom of speech.

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