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Go discover, young woman

Go discover, young woman

The three big scientific ideas I encountered in college all came together this year. I want the next generation’s voyages to go even deeper.

Pastor Gerry and the trouble-makers

Pastor Gerry and the trouble-makers

In a burst of student activism 30 years ago, Cal Lutheran sold off the last of its stock in companies doing business in apartheid-era South Africa, and members of the student congregation joined an underground struggle to protect Central American refugees. What exactly got these Samaritans off their donkeys?

Expecting anything, expecting more (when you’re expecting)

Expecting anything, expecting more (when you’re expecting)

Complications in childbirth can lead to additional problems, including some that women should not have to live with. By understanding the issue from all sides, researchers at Cal Lutheran and Stanford University are working to improve health outcomes for mothers.

Life, not to scale

Life, not to scale

In the first solo show by painter Harold Muliadi ’14, the joys and the troubles are all out of proportion.

A tale of two marches

A tale of two marches

In some accounts of the late 1960s at Cal Lutheran, the largest march in campus history has been forgotten.

How a ‘titan’ of mangoes put college first

How a ‘titan’ of mangoes put college first

Chuy Loza’s mother filled a seat on the school board, in spite of limited English, and his father attended statewide education conferences.

This will be on the test

This will be on the test

After changes to Dominican law and a court ruling revoking citizenship by right of birth, people of Haitian descent face an uncertain future in the Dominican Republic.

Sounds like tomorrow

Sounds like tomorrow

Is it live? Or a new day for sound recording? A former music major helps to ring in the age of immersive audio.

Talkin’ bout a reformation

Talkin’ bout a reformation

ELCA congregations are forming among immigrant and minority groups, around social issues, and in places like cafés and community centers. Pastors who do without traditional church buildings, all graduates of Cal Lutheran’s theological seminary in Berkeley, share their visions for 21st-century worship.

Room to discover

Room to discover

By the end of this year, the old cafeteria will reopen as a headquarters for student life, student government and experiential learning. Melinda Roper, the top administrator in student affairs, envisions this well-lighted place as one where aims in life grow a little clearer.