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  Heating is enabled in the residence halls after October 15th and the outdoor temperature is below 58 degrees.  To adjust your radiator valve, open the door and find the valve.  Rotate the valve clockwise for less heat and counter clockwise for more heat.  Never close the...
  Heating is enable in the residence halls after October 15th and the outdoor temperature is below 58 degrees.  To adjust your radiator valve, open the door and find the valve.  Rotate the valve clockwise for less heat and counter clockwise for more heat.  Never close the...
Grinnell sits in the middle of a vast and dynamic environment known as prairie. Tall grasses, flowering plants, deep root systems, soil, and fire comprise the ecosystem. The complex root system means that two-thirds of the prairie lives below ground, and that fire will destroy...

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Keeping track of nearly twenty local environmental groups can be difficult for the sustainability-minded student. The student-led A More Sustainable Grinnell conference is designed to help. The conference will provide information about the environmental history of the College,...
Nestled between two College-owned houses across the street from Younker Hall are nine vegetable beds, a greenhouse, a toolshed, and a brightly painted sign welcoming visitors to the campus garden. Since 1999, the plot has been a hands-on bridge between students and Iowa’s...
Carissa Shoemaker ’14 and Stephanie Porter ’14 organized "A More Sustainable Grinnell" this December. It's aim, they said, was to bring “order, cooperation, and cohesion to the environmental groups on campus” through a discussion of current sustainability practices on campus, as...
The Grinnell College Board of Trustees initiated a series of studies at its February meeting designed to result in a wind farm to supply power for college use. College officials are now preparing a financing plan, performing feasibility studies and considering locations to...
Living Sustainably in Place at Grinnell College presents a dynamic series of events developed by a partnership of environmental, food, and social justice groups, centers, and committees that will bring the Grinnell community together to express our commitment to preserving and...
  Publication:   Advisers' Handbook Essential Advising Resources College Philosophy and Policy: "Education in the Liberal Arts" and "Elements of a Liberal Education"-www.grinnell.edu/academic/catalog/education/elem/ "Academic Programs" section of the Grinnell College...
  Saunter into the Marketplace, Grinnell’s student dining hall, swipe your P-card at the cashier’s desk, and grab a tray. It’s time for lunch. It’s cold today, so how about some soup? Tomato or chicken noodle? A grilled cheese sandwich would go well with the tomato soup, plus a...
  The Center for Prairie Studies offers many ways for you explore the prairie this fall, including: Nightfall on the PrairieJoin us at the Conard Environmental Research Area on Sept. 6 to experience the allure and beauty of the prairie after the sun sets. Activiteis include a...
8–10 p.m., Fri., Sept. 6, Conard Environmental Research AreaRain date: Sat., Sept. 7. Call 641-269-4384 for rain-call information. Experience the allure and beauty of the prairie after the sun sets as you explore the College’s Conard Environmental Research Area (CERA)....

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