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Germany J-Term

Kurt Mayer survived the Holocaust to become a fierce advocate for Holocaust education, and for the memory of those who did not survive. Even after his death in 2012, the man whose name informs one of PLU’s most distinguished programs remains an inspiration.

By Sandy Deneau Dunham

Women’s Center at 25

Since its founding in 1990, Pacific Lutheran University’s Women’s Center has empowered women and their allies to become advocates for gender equity and social justice through education, counseling, mentoring and even celebration.

By Sandy Deneau Dunham

Jehane Noujaim

Jehane Noujaim has received seemingly every illustrious award and accolade available to an independent filmmaker. The Harvard graduate’s documentaries have earned top honors at many of the world’s most prestigious international film festivals.

By Zach Powers ’10

It’s On Us

The national It’s On Us campaign, launched by President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, aims to keep men and women safe by challenging all of us—as active bystanders—to put an end to sexual assault.

By Taylor Lunka ’15

Attaway Lutes

“Playing a sport” sounds so easy. Grab, hit, kick a ball. Hurl a javelin, hammer, shotput. Row, row, row a boat. But for many students, serious, challenging obstacles block the path to participation in organized athletics.

By Matthew Salzano ’18

Editor’s Note

We did something new at PLU for Spring 2015: We themed the whole semester. It was hard to miss the prevalent pattern in our jam-packed spring calendar: event after event dealing with crucial, relevant justice-related topics.

By Sandy Deneau Dunham