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Ideas & Creations Blog

  • Ursula Damtse

    Being an African American: Both Sides of the Coin

    In this article, student Ursula Damtse '22 shares how she identifies as a Ghanaian-American and why it's important to embrace both parts of her identity.

  • Kelly Sharp

    Why All of Us Need to Learn African American History

    In this post, Professor Kelly Sharp discuss the important role educators play in shaping how students view themselves and the world, and how there is no shame in being critical of our nation’s past and present.

  • In front of the statue of Lord Byron at the Borghese Gardens.

    There is Life in this Cemetery

    Join Luther students on their adventure of retracing the steps of Mary Shelley through England, Switzerland, and Italy while she composed her famous novel Frankenstein (1818) amid a whirlwind of personal turmoil, important friendships, and significant travel.

  • Students pose with lovely bags made by this lady who is a member of AKS (work/language training project for immigrants) in Lillehammer.

    Student Research Topics in Paideia 450

    Read how Luther students are exploring how differences in cultural norms and moral values influence ethical debates about contemporary issues in Norway.

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