Tradition

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What makes a college unique? In part, its traditions, which unite the students of today and yesterday. Here are a few of ours:   Social activism, from our Social Gospel roots through alt break and the Social Entrepreneurs of Grinnell. Dressing up for the waltz. 2 a.m. bakery...

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Fox Sports featured Coach David Arseneault and “The System” — Grinnell’s fast-paced, high-scoring, record-setting basketball. “As far as I know, the game is still about trying to outscore the opponent,” says Arseneault. Not only does the video refer to “Coach A” as a “mad...
  On Sunday, Dec. 8 at 2 p.m. the Grinnell Oratorio Society will join the Grinnell Singers in performing a concert titled “As We Remember Them,” a selection of choral works accompanied by string orchestra. The program, which will take place in the Bucksbaum Center's Sebring-...
Scrapbook-making was a popular tradition in the late 19th to mid-20th century. It’s a great way to see how past Grinnellians  commemorated their time here — revealing not so much the official or stereotypical image of the times, but the silly, sincere side that reminds us that...
Grinnell College encourages students to make meaningful and lifelong connections. The entering class is ready to begin their journey. Meet a few representatives from the Class of 2018, who are ready to discover Grinnell College: Your New Best Friend Deqa Aden from Hargeisa,...