Jordan Levy: Anthropology and a Just Society

When Jordan Levy first visited Honduras in high school, he had no idea that someday he’d be serving as an expert witness on Honduras in the U.S. court system. He first visited the Central American nation to perform volunteer work, and then returned annually throughout…

PLU faculty members Claire Todd, Seth Dowland and Amy Young discuss the word ‘irrefutable’ (podcast)

TACOMA, WASH. (April. 20, 2017)- The eleventh episode of “Open to Interpretation” features a discussion of the word “irrefutable” among host and Communication and Theatre Department Chair Amy Young , Associate Professor of Religion Seth Dowland , and Associate Professor of Geosciences and Environmental Studies…

PLU faculty members Lisa Marcus, Michael Halvorson and Amy Young discuss the word ‘symbol’ (podcast)

TACOMA, WASH. (March 24, 2017)-The ninth episode of “Open to Interpretation” features a discussion of the word “symbol” among host and Communication and Theatre Department Chair Amy Young, Professor of English Lisa Marcus and Associate Professor of History and Benson Family Chair Michael Halvorson. Conversation…

Pageantry and Protests: PLU students experience ‘messiness of democracy’ at President Trump’s inauguration

Washington D.C. (March. 9, 2017)- The small group of Pacific Lutheran University students, standing huddled together in a jam-packed section toward the front of the National Mall, remained silent. Some shook their heads in disbelief. Others wore expressions of shock. Two couldn’t stop tears from…