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An alternative narrative of higher education

Our colleague, Harry Boyte, who heads Augsburg’s Center for Democracy and Citizenship, recently argued in The Huffington Post that America needs an alternative narrative of higher education, one that focuses not on meritocratic excellence, but on “cooperative excellence…[the] principle that

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Reflective practice

As I write, I am on my way back to Minneapolis after spending meaningful time at our Center for Global Education campus in Cuernavaca, Mexico, and my mind and heart are full with what I learned and experienced alongside our

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“Big for the world …”

In this issue of Augsburg Now, you will find a summary of Augsburg 2019, a strategic framework developed over the past several months with the involvement of Regents, faculty, staff, and students. Focused on Augsburg’s 150th anniversary in 2019, the

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Faithful and Relevant

During the past several months, Augsburg’s Board of Regents has invited the campus community into a strategic mapping process focused on our priorities and aspirations leading up to the College’s sesquicentennial in 2019. Fittingly titled “Augsburg 2019,” the plans emerging

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Doing the work

Campus is still buzzing with excitement about the generous $10 million donation that will support the Center for Science, Business, and Religion. This unprecedented gift profoundly honors the important work we do at Augsburg College, and it builds on a

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Stewardship of place and people

The Augsburg College mission statement says that Augsburg “educates students to be informed citizens, thoughtful stewards, critical thinkers, and responsible leaders.” These aspirations for our students require that all of us who are part of the Augsburg community consider how

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The Augsburg Promise

BY PAUL C. PRIBBENOW, PRESIDENT As I recently watched our almost 1,000 graduates of the Augsburg Class of 2012 walk across the stage to receive diplomas, I couldn’t help but be proud of their many accomplishments and successes as Augsburg

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Innovation and excellence

As I write this, there is much conversation around the country about President Obama’s challenge to colleges and universities to stem tuition increases and make higher education more accessible. It is an important challenge and one we take seriously at

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On politics and informed citizens

BY PAUL C. PRIBBENOW, PRESIDENT The creation of the Sabo Center for Citizenship and Learning a few years ago allowed us a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the life and work of our distinguished alumnus, Martin Olav Sabo ’59, whose life-long

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Education off the main road

BY PAUL C. PRIBBENOW, PRESIDENT As I write these words for the summer issue of the Augsburg Now—which includes stories illustrating Augsburg’s vision of educating global citizens—I am in Oslo, Norway, attending an international conference on the links between higher

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