Diversity Today

Michelle Boike, Assistant Director of the Diversity Center

Living Courageously

What would our campus look like if we actively tried to rise above our fears, and love each other with courage? Michelle Boike, Assistant Director of the Diversity Center, shares her insights on living with courage in a diverse college community.

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Wintlett's Welcome

A special welcome to the new members of the community who have traveled from many countries and states to become a part of the Luther experience.

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Chukwuderah Egbuna

My Journey through Luther

As the great Chinese philosopher Laozi once said; “ A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step”. This phrase is quoted to encourage and support others who are about to undergo a new and possibly difficult phase in their lives. A new job, moving to a new place, starting a family, even beginning the college journey all qualify for this expression. I have wondered how adequate are the words given to people who have finished this journey. Well done? Congratulations? You finally made it? I told you it won’t be hard? The list can go on for quite a while but these offer only temporary reassurance because when one journey ends another one begins.

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Caught Between Two Worlds - Asian American Adoptees

Who are Asians and Pacific Islanders? A rather broad term, “Asian-Pacific” encompasses the entire Asian continent and the Pacific islands of Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia. AAPI covers at least forty-eight ethnic categories, in addition to multi-ethnic and multiracial combinations. There are more than 200 spoken languages and dialects. Each group has distinctive immigration histories and disparities among socioeconomic, educational, and cultural backgrounds. Celebrated each spring, Asian American Pacific Islander Month celebrates the histories, traditions and culture of Asian American Pacific Islanders in the United States.

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Women's History Month

The Public Leadership Education Network (PLEN) is a non-profit organization based in Washington, D.C that is focused on preparing college women for leadership in the public policy arena. PLEN  gives college women the opportunity to explore how to influence the policy issues they are passionate about and learn the range of professional opportunities and skills required to be successful.

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Joram Mutenge ('19)

Black History Month and Campus Climate

One student performing an original piece is Joram Mutenge read about is his inspiration for his writing.

'During my free time I enjoy writing poetry and reading classic novels. I was inspired to pen "I See God" from both past and current events happening in the United States. In this poem I look at these events from a half-full-glass perspective as opposed to a half-empty-glass perspective. The main point of this piece is to make my readers understand that Black people have experienced centuries of oppression, now these moments are not as dark although they could be brighter. It is this brighter side in these seemingly dark moments that I want my readers to see. The message conveyed in "I See God" is acknowledging both bad and good but never letting the bad overshadow the good.

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