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99% of students receive financial aid

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Ideas & Creations Blog

  • A Life Lesson from a Biking Grandma

    How do you prepare to cycle as many as 84 miles in a day? In this post, Paul Gardner reflects on what we can do to prepare for and improve on challenges we face.

  • Meet Carl.

    Read how Assistant Professor Aaron Lurth worked on a collaborative research project with a student to create humorous images that captured moments in time where he felt anxious, uncomfortable, and out of place.

  • Juneteenth, since 1865

    What Is Juneteenth?

    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.

  • 30 Years of Luther's Washington Semester

    In this post, Professor Emeritus John Moeller shares how he's witnessed Luther students' return from their Washington experience with a heightened discernment for their calling and an understanding of how they might best serve the common good.