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How did she get to Grinnell? She was a pioneer child who grew up more than 200 miles from Grinnell, on homesteaded lands in northwest Iowa. Born just as the Civil War was winding down, she was the daughter of people who trekked from New England across a country still largely...
If you’ve got a few minutes, you can take a whirlwind tour of the world’s musical instruments by visiting Grinnell’s World Music Instrument Collection in the Bucksbaum Center for the Arts. There, you’ll find instruments as diverse as the tarka flute from the Andes, the djembe...
Emily Bergl ’97 may be Hollywood’s most famous Grinnellian actor of her generation. Perhaps best known as Annie O’Donnell in the television show Men in Trees, Beth Young in Desperate Housewives, and Tammy Bryant in the drama series Southland, she’s also acted in movies and on...
Issue: Spring 2009 Greetings from a Grinnellian who is living in Obamaland. Did you know I live a block from President Obama's Chicago home? It is incredibly thrilling and exciting. You can't imagine! As I write this before the inauguration, the streets and sidewalks are blocked...
When Ramiro Carillo '07 first arrived at Grinnell College from the tough streets of Los Angeles, being smart wasn't the problem. His problem was being too smart for his own good. "In my high school in L.A., you don't study," Carillo says. "You do homework while the teacher talks...
Died May 14, 1997 For many decades, it had become unfashionable, even rather awkward, for Hawaiians to speak Hawaiian, their own language. The language was dying. But then Sam Elbert '28 came on the scene and recognized the importance of keeping the Hawaiian language alive. Over...
  Issue:   Fall 2008 Author:   George Drake '56   Originally presented to the Grinnell Fortnightly Club on Feb. 25, 2008. "When I went down for the first time into the steerage, no one said a word of cheer, no one waved farewell. I left strangers...
  Issue:  Summer 2009 Author:  Edward Hirsch '72 Wandering, reading, writing -- these three activities are for me intimately linked. They are all ways of observing both the inner and the outer weather, of being carried away, of getting lost and returning. I started to get...
Issue:  Winter 2009 Author:  Greg Wallace Almost everyone has had that experience — you’re running, or swimming, or working out in the gym. Your mind is relaxed, you’re working hard, and thinking of nothing in particular — when the perfect solution to that exasperating...
  Issue:   Winter 2007 Caucus season in Iowa brings with it national media attention, some of it not entirely welcome. One Grinnell student recently found out what it's like to be at the center of a media frenzy. Muriel Gallo-Chasanoff '10 attended a Hillary Clinton...
  Tenure: on its face, not the loveliest of words. But there are few as sweet in the ears of an early-career academic. Tenure signifies job security, the acceptance of one's senior colleagues, a feeling of belonging and - perhaps most importantly - support for a life's work. But...

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