Current Students

Osgood ends presidency at Grinnell, returns to teaching

Wed, 2010-09-08 14:34 | By Anonymous (not verified)

 

Russell Osgood’s term as 12th President of Grinnell College concludes this Wednesday, Aug. 18. He sat down with the Herald-Register in July to look back over his years in Grinnell, touching on a wide range of topics including changes at the college, trends in education, experiences that readied him for the presidency and dogs.

What's New in the Grinnell College Libraries, Fall 2010

Wed, 2010-08-25 16:53 | By Anonymous (not verified)

New Spaces and Tools:

Consultation Spaces: Two semi-private spaces are now available on Burling's first floor (west side, next to Current Journals) for group meetings. Each accommodates up to 5 people around a table, with power and data. Faculty, staff, and students will be able to schedule these spaces for one-on-one or small-group meetings. They will be available for student group study on a first-come first-served basis when not reserved.

So Many Names, Just One College

Tue, 2010-08-24 10:30 | By Anonymous (not verified)

Grinnell College has been known by many names, but was it ever called "The People's College"?  This was a question we received recently in the College Archives.  Here is what we found.  Grinnell University was chartered in 1855 by 30 member Electors in the recently established town of Grinnell.  One of the Electors, Henry Hamilton, proposed the name "People's College" because every citizen who purchased land in the town was required to pay an additional $20 to the "Literary Fund of Grinnell University."  In return for their $20 "donation", each land-holding citizen was entitled to have a vo

How to Stay Current on Scholarship: Email or RSS Journal Alerts

Fri, 2010-08-06 13:04 | By Anonymous (not verified)

When new issues of your favorite journals are published, would you like to receive the tables of contents automatically by e-mail or RSS? Now you can! To subscribe to e-mail or RSS alerts, search for your favorite journals in the Grinnell Journal Finder, then click on the "Subscribe to Alerts" link. This is a beta service, so we'd appreciate your feedback!

Grinnell College Libraries Self Study, 2008-2010

Fri, 2010-08-06 13:02 | By Anonymous (not verified)

 

In 2008 the Libraries started a self study to identify our strengths, our weaknesses, and our key directions for the next several years. We were assisted by many faculty, students, and staff across campus. In April 2009, the Dean's Office hosted a pair of external reviewers who met with students, faculty, and staff to prepare their own report of assessment and recommendations. The Libraries submitted a formal response to the External Reviewer's report in April 2010.

It's a Small World, After All

Fri, 2010-07-02 16:11 | By Anonymous (not verified)

On Founder's Day, June 10, Grinnellians worldwide sported their Grinnell gear. They also shared their small world stories. Here is a sampling:

A year after graduation, I was at the Fasching (Mardi Gras) parade in Munich, Germany, and ran into a fellow graduate, Alice Sims-Gunzenhauser '74. Six weeks later I ran into her again on a street in Copenhagen. We Grinnellians get around! -Elise Kolbjornsen Anton '75

Alumni tackle global health issues in international settings

Fri, 2010-06-18 14:41 | By Anonymous (not verified)

Grinnell is known for graduating students with a strong sense of social justice—in fact, one part of the mission of Grinnell is to graduate women and men who “work to use their knowledge and their abilities to serve the common good.” Three Grinnell alumni, all focusing on public and international health issues as well as patient care, enrolled at the Medical School for International Health (MSIH) at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Beer Sheva, Israel.

Pool party dedicates new recreation and athletic center

Sat, 2010-06-05 12:13 | By Anonymous (not verified)

Grinnell dedicated its new $90-million recreation and athletic center Saturday and named the Charles Benson Bear ’39 Recreation and Athletic Center for the late alumnus, trustee, and publishing executive Charles Bear.

“This is more than a recreation and athletic center,” said Athletic and Recreation Director Greg Wallace, emphasizing the College’s commitment to full-body wellness in addition to athletic competition. “Most of all, it’s a place to have fun.”

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