Having given a combined 59 years of service to Luther College we have strong loyalty to and concern for this great institution and its future. We were able to attend both in person or virtually each of the two sessions for faculty and staff with both of Luther's presidential candidates. We applauded the presidential search committee's recommendation to the Board of Regents of Dr.
I am writing in response to the controversy that has surrounded this publication and the decision by Dr. Mark Hagerott to withdraw his candidacy from the Luther presidential search.
While I, like most people, have an opinion on the matter, I wish to keep it private as not to stain the ensuing contents of this letter with bias.
Dr. Mark Hagerott, Annapolis, MD
I have had more than enough time in the 45 minute journey to campus to fully realize the merits of small college life. The two-minute walks between buildings at Luther and only having to leave home ten minutes before class feels like an entirely different universe. I’d give anything now for the walk from Towers to Ockham.
Last week, Chips published an opinion piece entitled, “Lutheranism and the Luther Presidency.” The candidate in question, Dr. Mark Hagerott, will not be the next President of Luther College. According to a message from the Presidential Search Committee, “Dr. Mark Hagerott has withdrawn from the Luther College search process.” One can speculate for days about the factors behind Dr.
College is a time of changing passions, beliefs and values. We spend our days in class and our evenings online, pummeled with information on injustice, violence and the chief calamities facing humanity. We reside in a community incredibly conducive to discussion and debate, which makes it difficult to not be aware of these issues.
I love food. Compared to other schools, Luther’s Dining Services do a spectacular job of listening to students, providing local food, and offering choices. Out of the five changes outlined in last week’s edition of Chips, I am taking a firm stance against the dismissal of meal transfers. Removing meal transfers will not benefit students like me.