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  College decision letters have arrived in prospective student mailboxes, and families will soon have big decisions to make. Grinnell College Dean of Admission and Financial Aid Seth Allen is available to talk about what students and families should consider in the decision-...
  As millions of Americans struggle with nicotine addiction, Grinnell College biological chemistry researchers have made a discovery that could guide efforts to design drugs to block the effects of nicotine – helping users to overcome this addiction. The research, which examines...
The Grinnell College volleyball team has secured a spot in the Midwest Conference Championships for the first time since a qualifying system was implemented in 2005. Grinnell's fate was up in the air entering Saturday, but a loss by Ripon College loss propelled the Pioneers into...
The Grinnell College softball team narrowly missed making the Midwest Conference Tournament last season. But with a combination of experience and youth, the Pioneers are hoping to get over that hump in 2010. “Making the Midwest Conference Tournament is definitely a realistic...
Ben Pope, '12 (pictured), a right-hander from Maryville, Tenn. (Alcoa HS), has been named Midwest Conference Pitcher of the Week. Pope fired a complete-game four-hitter in a 4-0 victory over Illinois College Saturday, guaranteeing the Pioneers at least a tie of the Midwest...
  Grinnell College’s Ben Pope, a 6-3, 175-pound sophomore from Maryville, Tenn. (Alcoa HS), has been named the Midwest Conference Pitcher of the Week. Through the team’s first 11 games, Pope had a spotless 0.00 earned average in four appearances and 13 1/3 innings pitched. He...
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...
Grinnell College’s JP Prouty ’10 has been named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Division III All-North Region Team. The defender from Stilwell, Kan., was named to the All-Region third team. A three-time All-Region performer and three-time All-Midwest...
Grinnell College's JP Prouty '10 (left) was named to the first team of the 2009 National Soccer Coaches Association of America Scholar All-North/Central Region Men's Soccer Team, while teammate Alex Exarhos '10 (right) was a second-team selection. Prouty, a defender from...
Grinnell College’s Sam Raife ’10 (pictured), from Des Moines, Iowa (Roosevelt), has been named the Midwest Conference Men’s Tennis Performer of the Week. Due to injuries, Raife played up two spots over the weekend and still went a perfect 6-for-6, winning three singles matches...
Claire Reeder, a 6-foot junior middle hitter from Grinnell College (La Grange Park, Ill./Lyons Township), has been named Midwest Conference Volleyball Performer of the Week.Reeder was named to her fourth all-tournament team in as many outings this season during the Grinnell...
 Grinnell College's Henry Reich '09 has been named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District 7 Men's Track and Field/Cross Country First Team, while Thomas Jamison '09 was a Second-Team selection. By being named to the First Team, Reich is now in the running to be an NCAA...
Grinnell College's Henry Reich '09 has been named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America Men's Track and Field/Cross Country First Team. Reich was one of 15 athletes named to the elite team in the College Division. He is the third Pioneer athlete to earn Academic All-...
  Grinnell College’s Jessica Shotts ’10 has been named to the All-Midwest Conference Women’s Basketball second team in balloting by coaches. Shotts (Thornton, Colo./Horizon), who ranks in the top 10 in Pioneer scoring, also owns the record for 3-pointers in a game when she...
  Nick Smith '10 (Amherst, Mass./Amherst Regional) has been named the Midwest Conference Men's Swimming and Diving Performer of the Week. Smith dominated the diving events at last weekend's Grinnell College Invitational, placing first in both one- and three-meter diving with...
Grinnell students learn the ancient skills of hunting and gathering in an unusual course taught by Professor of Anthropology John Whittaker. In this class, students are required to gather acorns and then use prehistoric tools to pulverize them and create a meal (which they are...

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GRINNELL, IA—Grinnell College recognized the professional accomplishments and service contributions of nine alumni during Alumni Reunion Weekend, June 2-6 on the Grinnell campus. Alumni Award winners are members of reunion classes who have distinguished themselves in their...

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