• Luther College, Decorah, Iowa, received approval from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service to lease 130 acres into the Emergency Watershed Protection Program-Floodplain Easements. Luther must restore the native habitat of the bottomland and never use it for cropland. The restoration project is part of the college's sustainability plan.
|Students spell out "Lenoir" and "Rhyne" in American Sign Language while those on the end sign "bear," the university's mascot. This year, Lenoir-Rhyne University, Hickory, N.C., received its largest incoming class of deaf and hard-of-hearing students at 14. Program director Shawn Frank has interpreted for classes that include horseback riding, cadaver lab and ballroom dancing. Support services include doorbell and fire alarm lights in residence halls, assistive listening devices and video phones in the students' rooms.|
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