News and Speeches

Message from President Carlson regarding DACA

In light of President Trump's action today to rescind the protections provided by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, I write to reaffirm our commitment to all of our students. We are committed to being a global learning community that welcomes, supports and celebrates people of all faiths and backgrounds.

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2017 Fall State of the College

Service of Dedication
State of the College Address Luther College
24 August 2017

Paula J. Carlson, President

Warm and heartfelt greetings at the start of the 157th academic year at Luther College. Today, we gather to dedicate ourselves anew to our callings as faculty and staff at Luther. I am pleased and happy to greet you this afternoon at this annual Service of Dedication.

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President's statement on Charlottesville August 2017

We at Luther College are committed to care for each person and for the community; to seek truth, knowledge, understanding, and wisdom; to act with integrity; to embrace diversity; to foster a culture of inclusion; and to respect the dignity of each person. These core values and commitments define us and our college. True to them, we foster rigorous engagement and thinking in pursuit of truth and understanding, we respect and uphold the rights of free speech and peaceable assembly, and we condemn and reject hatred and bigotry.

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