PLU Ranks in Top 10 of “value added colleges” in the New York Times

In an index developed at the Brookings Institution, The New York Times ranks PLU in top 10 of “value added colleges regardless of major” in this piece by James B. Stewart:  http://nyti.ms/1FMW7q1 One important thing to note here is that two of the schools named in…

‘What’s a Lute?’ — Go Lutes Edition

As I travel around talking to prospective students and their families, donors, and friends of PLU, I am often asked, “what is a Lute?” From time to time, I blog about examples of students and alumni that uplift what it means to be a Lute.…

2015 Convocation

2015 Convocation 2015 CONVOCATION President’s Remarks Good morning!  I’m delighted to welcome you all to the 2015 University Convocation!   Whether you are a part of the entering class of 2019, a student joining us with some college experience already behind you, or an exchange student…

Students of Color at PLU: Belonging and Persistence

Following PLU’s annual University Conference kick-off, our faculty members attended a number of breakout sessions, one of which was led by Teresa Ciabattari, chair of Women’s and Gender Studies and associate professor of Sociology. Here, Dr. Ciabattari helps us understand what we can do to…

Blog Post: A Great Day to Be a Lute! #PLUGrads

2015 Commencement Remarks to the Class of 2015 Your Majesty, Your Excellency, Ladies and Gentlemen.  Welcome to this happy celebration of achievement!  Congratulations to the graduates of 2015, and a warm welcome to your family and friends who helped you on your journey!  On this…