Two Faculty Members Emeriti Exemplify Augsburg’s Commitment to the City

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Retired art professor Norm Holen’s and retired social work professor Nancy Rodenborg’s powerful letters to the editor appeared in the StarTribune on successive days this week, each exemplifying Augsburg’s commitment to advocating for safe, integrated life for all neighbors. Norm’s letter on p. A6 of the March 16th edition remarked on the justice served by Minneapolis’s settlement with the family of George Floyd: “Every person’s life is special and should not be cut short by anyone.” Nancy’s letter on p. A8 of the March 17th edition featured the headline: “This neighborhood is in pain.” From her perspective and expertise as a social worker, the letter highlighted the toll on our mental health when gunfire and bullying are unchecked.