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98% of students receive financial aid

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Ideas & Creations Blog

  • A call for media literacy

    Following the recent presidential election and other current events, Professor Thomas C. Johnson discusses the importance of developing media literacy as consumers of news.

  • Turning learning into teaching

    When your cooperating teacher becomes ill and you've got to teach students who speak a different language... you lean on your Luther education to get through. Luther grad Reggie Young is turning a learning experience in Peru, into a teaching experience for the children in Trujillo.

  • FoRGo

    Professor Toussaint asks us to FoRGo hate and embrace forgiveness, not just for the sake of those being forgiven... but also for our own health and mental well being. Read on for an introduction to his new website.

  • Fellowship of the fellows

    Leading a team of his former peers, Luther grad Will Heller is serving the college as a fellow in the Visual Media department. In preparing those peers for life after Luther, Will is preparing himself for the working world... while still at Luther.

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