History News and Events


Luther senior Aakre interns with American Excavations at Kenchreai

Uncovering layers of ancient history, Luther College senior Alex Aakre spent four weeks of his summer assisting in the excavation of a shipping complex in the Western port of Corinth, Kenchreai, Greece. Aakre, son of Teresa and Warren Aakre of Onalaska, Wisconsin, is a 2015 graduate of Holmen High School. He plans to graduate from Luther in 2019 with a major in history.

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Statement on Recent Campus Crime

The Luther College History Department condemns expressions of racism and the use of racist symbolism on our campus, including the KKK and the Nazi swastika.

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Nordic Tour - Feature


A look back at the first international Nordic Choir tour

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Rebecca Buse

Luther junior Buse selected to research abortion laws

Latin America possesses some of the world's most restrictive abortion laws and also some of the highest maternal mortality rates. Rebecca Buse, Luther College junior of Eden Prairie, Minnesota, is researching the possible connections between these two phenomena for her summer student-faculty collaborative research project at the college.

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