In this article, Professor Maren Johnson describes a project coordinated by the Torgerson Center for Nordic Studies that focuses on Nordic values and how can they be used to address the cornavirus.
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In this post, Professor Maryna Bazylevych introduces the new Global Health major, shares why it's especially relevant during this time, and how it helps students become better citizens of the world.
In this post, Professor Jim Martin-Schramm discusses Luther's greenhouse gas reduction goals. He also shares how a current project increases renewable energy on campus while achieving additional cost savings through energy storage.
Juneteenth celebrates a significant turning point that has sparked other turning points in the struggle of black Americans for genuine freedom, writes Professor Guy Nave. It is a reminder of the strength and power of black perseverance and a source of strength for continued perseverance.
In this post, Professor Susan Schmidt talks about all that has happened in the last two weeks near her home in St. Paul, her discussions with social work graduates, her commitment to teach in a way that builds knowledge about the role of race and racism, and actions we can take to create change.
In this post, Professor Steding shares how the recent Münster Program was cut short because of COVID-19 and how he's using a new community writing project to help himself and others process the experiences of a pandemic.
COVID-19 has produced some form of anxiety for most of us. In this article, professor emeritus Paul Gardner talks about how he manages his concerns about the pandemic and other potentially stressful situations.
In this article, David Lester, Head Women's Golf Coach, describes what it's like to coach during the pandemic. Even though his team can't play right now, he knows they're going to be just fine through all of this and make a big impact in their world after college.
In this post, Professor Rachel Brummel shares a letter to the students in her ENVS 250 course and reflects on the importance of learning and community.
In this article, Head Men's Swimming and Diving Coach, Aaron Zander, shares what he's learned in his relationship with Luther College as a former student and in his current role.
In this two-part series, two seniors share about their experiences and last few months at Luther. In this article, Madeleine Ross '20 acknowledges the loss of her last few months at Luther and how she's focused on gratitude to get her through.
In this two-part series of posts, two seniors reflect on their experiences during COVID-19 and their last few months at Luther. In this article, Ashalul Aden '20 shares her thoughts on her experience as part of the Luther community.