Luther College Chips

In place of cuts, respond with holistic departmental approach

Martel DenHartog (‘19)

May 14, 2017

Filed under Letter to Editor

It is unfortunate that Luther is in a financial state that requires cuts to be made to some academic majors and minors, including the athletic training major, the dance major, the K-12 health education minor, the physical education ...

Alum speaks to importance of Russian program

Laura Hayes (‘15)

May 13, 2017

Filed under Letter to Editor

It's hard to put in writing what was going through my mind when I read Ben Selcke's news article "Faculty vote to remove fields of study" in the April 28 issue of Chips. A few words come to mind — disappointed, angry, and hea...

In response: “In opposition of blue turf in Oneota Valley”

Cory Wirth (‘18)

April 28, 2017

Filed under Letter to Editor

I want to start out by saying that I appreciated Professor Faldet’s article, “In opposition of blue turf in Oneota Valley,” which was published in Chips on April 13. I think that his concerns are genuine, and his passion...

The importance of constituent voices in legislature and state politics

Alex Sekora (‘19), President, Luther College Democrats

April 13, 2017

Filed under Letter to Editor

Over the past few months, we have seen many controversial bills make their way through both Congress and the Iowa Legislature. Congress attempted to repeal the Affordable Care Act, which would have devastated millions of people ...

Abortion restriction bill: ineffective and unnecessary

Xavier Conzet (‘19)

April 13, 2017

Filed under Letter to Editor

On April 5 the Iowa House cast the final vote on a bill regarding abortion restrictions and sent it back to the Senate to approve any additional stipulations they added.  This is not a new political trend and makes Iowa the 18th state to...

In opposition of blue turf in Oneota Valley

David Faldet (‘79), Professor of English

April 13, 2017

Filed under Letter to Editor

I felt conflicting emotions when I saw the front page of the [Chips] April 6 issue: the leading headline “College rejects elementary school in victory for environmental proponents” and below it “College to upgrade to blu...

Take the pledge: no more derogatory “R-word”

Patrick Larson (‘17)

April 6, 2017

Filed under Letter to Editor

Retard. This is a word that many of us have probably heard at some point in our lives. You may have heard someone say something along the lines of  “that’s so retarded” or “don’t be such a retard” when describing a person...

Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Jessica Rupp, Riverview Center Volunteer Coordinator

April 6, 2017

Filed under Letter to Editor

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Help us to raise public awareness about sexual violence and educate communities on how to prevent it. This year’s theme, “Engaging New Voices,” builds on the idea that we are strong...

In Response: “Elitism and choirs at Luther: the exclusion of average”

Meredith Diebold (‘18)

April 6, 2017

Filed under Letter to Editor

When I came to Luther in the fall of 2014 I was pretty gung-ho about joining Aurora. I had been heavily involved in choir in high school and I was really excited to be a part of the Luther choir community. My first-year roomm...

Obamacare 2.0: questionable replacement for American Healthcare

Xavier Conzet (‘19)

April 5, 2017

Filed under Letter to Editor

As a conservative that voted for Trump and as someone who benefits from Obamacare, I have mixed feelings about the current health care proposal. How am I supposed to trust a system that was thrown together at the last minute an...

In response: “Luther Archives preserve history”

David Faldet (‘79), Professor of English

April 5, 2017

Filed under Letter to Editor

I write to correct the cutline of last week’s features story entitled “Luther Archive preserves history.”  The picture shows Luther College archivist Hayley Jackson holding a seamed, brimless cap with a very narrow front vi...

Decorah residents resolve to publicly support Muslims

Mel Underbakke, Ph.D., Director of Education, National Coalition to Protect Civil Freedoms

April 5, 2017

Filed under Letter to Editor

Dear friends, A number of concerned Decorah residents joined together last fall to create a resolution in support of our Muslim friends and neighbors, as well as Muslims around the country who are more and more under threat fr...

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