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Carnegie Hall, 1210 Park Street, is located north of Herrick Chapel. Dedicated June 13, 1905, the building is in modified Classical form with a low hipped roof, impressive cornice with dentils, red-brick walls, and quoins outlining window areas. The middle section of the facade...

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  Institutions, and not popular beliefs, cause the political and economic inequalities faced by women in the Arab world, argues Danielle Lussier, assistant professor of political science.  In “Are Arabs sexist? The institutions, perhaps, but not the people,” she, Steven Fish of...
  Institutions, and not popular beliefs, cause the political and economic inequalities faced by women in the Arab world, argues Danielle Lussier, assistant professor of political science.  In “Are Arabs sexist? The institutions, perhaps, but not the people,” she, Steven Fish of...
Lecture: 4:15 p.m. Monday, Nov. 25, Rosenfield Center Room 101Game: 4:15 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26, Rosenfield Center Room 209 Companies, governments, and others are capturing, curating, storing, and analyzing petabytes of data about nearly everything, including you. Consumer,...
Lecture: 4:15 p.m. Monday, Nov. 25, Rosenfield Center Room 101Game: 4:15 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26, Rosenfield Center Room 209 Companies, governments, and others are capturing, curating, storing, and analyzing petabytes of data about nearly everything, including you. Consumer,...
Psychology major Fanchao (Frank) Zhu ’15 never expected to receive intensive business preparation as a liberal arts student. A scholarship through the College’s Center for Careers, Life, and Service (CLS) has changed his perspective. The psychology major from Nanjing, China...
Andres Cambronero '15 recently won the 2014 Student Research Award at the North Central Council of Latin Americanists' annual conference for his paper "The Effects of Partisanship on Opinion Formation in the 2007 Referendum on CAFTA in Costa Rica."   The competitive award is...
Andres Cambronero '15 recently won the 2014 Student Research Award at the North Central Council of Latin Americanists' annual conference for his paper "The Effects of Partisanship on Opinion Formation in the 2007 Referendum on CAFTA in Costa Rica."   The competitive award is...
A political expert will discuss the Tea Party and reactionary politics on the heels of a highly charged and historic election season. Chris Parker, associate professor and Stuart A. Scheingold professor of social justice and political science at the University of Washington,...
Jon Cohen ’14 describes the path he took to his independent major in Middle Eastern studies as a happy accident. When he arrived at Grinnell, Cohen knew he wanted to do something related to the social sciences and learn a new language. He took Arabic and tried out political...
Jon Cohen ’14 describes the path he took to his independent major in Middle Eastern studies as a happy accident. When he arrived at Grinnell, Cohen knew he wanted to do something related to the social sciences and learn a new language. He took Arabic and tried out political...
In 1993, to make voter registration easier and more uniform across states, Congress enacted the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA), which requires states to include voter registration when qualifying voters apply for social services or driver’s licenses. Two decades later,...
In 1993, to make voter registration easier and more uniform across states, Congress enacted the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA), which requires states to include voter registration when qualifying voters apply for social services or driver’s licenses. Two decades later,...
Emma Lange ’16 has been awarded a federally funded Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to support her study abroad during the spring 2015 semester. Lange plans to study the impact of technology on democracy and citizenship at the Danish Institute for Study Abroad in...
How long can the United States hold people captive without evidence of wrongdoing or a trial? Years after their initial internment, inmates of Guantanamo Bay, some not yet 18, continue to be held without trial or the right to question their imprisonment before a judge or jury. ...
How long can the United States hold people captive without evidence of wrongdoing or a trial? Years after their initial internment, inmates of Guantanamo Bay, some not yet 18, continue to be held without trial or the right to question their imprisonment before a judge or jury. ...
When Sam Mulopulos ’13 (pictured) and Joe Wlos ’15 entered the American Collegiate Moot Court Association’s Midwest Regional Tournament to compete as Grinnell’s first ever Moot Court team, they weren’t sure what to expect. A competition that simulates appellate law – like a mock...
When Sam Mulopulos ’13 (pictured) and Joe Wlos ’15 entered the American Collegiate Moot Court Association’s Midwest Regional Tournament to compete as Grinnell’s first ever Moot Court team, they weren’t sure what to expect. A competition that simulates appellate law – like a mock...
Sarah Weitekamp ’15 spent her summer poring over underground publications and KGB records for her Mentored Advanced Project (MAP). Translating as she went, she scoured her sources for accounts of Lithuanian Catholics being oppressed by the Soviet secret police. She worked with...
Sarah Weitekamp ’15 spent her summer poring over underground publications and KGB records for her Mentored Advanced Project (MAP). Translating as she went, she scoured her sources for accounts of Lithuanian Catholics being oppressed by the Soviet secret police. She worked with...
As a post-baccalaureate fellow at the Data Analysis and Social Inquiry Lab (DASIL), Adam Lauretig ’13 is making it easier for others to visualize complex datasets. Lauretig was first introduced to the Polity IV project — run by the Center for Systemic Peace — in Danielle Lussier...
As a post-baccalaureate fellow at the Data Analysis and Social Inquiry Lab (DASIL), Adam Lauretig ’13 is making it easier for others to visualize complex datasets. Lauretig was first introduced to the Polity IV project — run by the Center for Systemic Peace — in Danielle Lussier...
Summer in Grinnell may seem quiet. But four Mentored Advanced Project (MAP) students who are working with Sarah Purcell ’92, professor of history, find it the best time to focus on in-depth research. The students are working on independent projects related to deaths in the U.S....
“Twenty years ago, Grinnell College did something that no one else would do. They vouched for a young man who had lost everything and needed a second chance,” says Jeetander Dulani ’98. “Before applying to Grinnell, I had been homeless, and while I was able to get off the street...
“Twenty years ago, Grinnell College did something that no one else would do. They vouched for a young man who had lost everything and needed a second chance,” says Jeetander Dulani ’98. “Before applying to Grinnell, I had been homeless, and while I was able to get off the street...
Under what circumstances do civil rights laws get enforced? Why do authorities seem to protect certain civil rights, while ignoring others? These are the big questions that Douglas Hess ’91, assistant professor of political science, seeks to answer in his research on the...

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GRINNELL, IA—Grinnell College will offer the Adult Community Exploration Series (ACES) throughout the summer with courses taught by faculty in political science, English, and chemistry. The courses are free, and registration is requested to assist instructors in preparing for...

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Political science analyzes the political world, and students prepare for work in a wide array of careers as well as rich, productive lives as citizens.  You structure a major marked by breadth and depth, and you complement it with courses from across the curriculum. Yet you move...
Political science analyzes the political world, and students prepare for work in a wide array of careers as well as rich, productive lives as citizens.  You structure a major marked by breadth and depth, and you complement it with courses from across the curriculum. Yet you move...

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[image:64671|||align=left] Bob Grey Retiring“A. Bartlett Giamatti once said: ‘A liberal education is at the heart of a civil society, and at the heart of a liberal education is the act of teaching.’ ” This quote was taken from the citation given as Professor Bob Grey was...
[image:64671|||align=left] Bob Grey Retiring“A. Bartlett Giamatti once said: ‘A liberal education is at the heart of a civil society, and at the heart of a liberal education is the act of teaching.’ ” This quote was taken from the citation given as Professor Bob Grey was...