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Reeder makes all-tournament team at Benedictine event

Sat, 2009-10-10 00:00 | By Anonymous (not verified)

 

Claire Reeder '11 (pictured) was named to the all-tournament team as the Grinnell College volleyball squad posted a 1-3 mark at the Benedictine University Invitational over the weekend.

The Pioneers, 14-18 overall, defeated Monmouth College 25-19, 25-15, 25-21 in their first match and lost matches to Wheaton 25-18, 25-18, 16-25, 25-16, Benedictine 25-21, 25-16, 25-18 and North Central 25-16, 25-15, 25-19.

Grinnell will play in the Midwest Conference Championships this weekend.

Pioneers earn spot in MWC Championships

Fri, 2009-10-09 00:00 | By Anonymous (not verified)

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 tournament and all the way up to the third seed. That means Grinnell, which finished 5-4 in the league, will take on second-seeded Beloit College in the first round this coming Friday at St. Norbert College in DePere, Wis. The top seed and host Green Knights will face Ripon in the other first-round match.

President Osgood urges "fix FAFSA formula to help middle-income families"

Tue, 2009-10-06 09:23 | By Anonymous (not verified)

 

"...At Grinnell College, a quarter of our students come from middle-income families. To better understand their financial circumstances, we recently performed a simple analysis. The results confirmed what we have long believed: The Free Application for Federal Student Aid, the instrument that guides virtually all financial-aid decisions in America, has a fundamental problem...."

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Grinnell named 3rd coolest small town in the US

Mon, 2009-09-28 10:59 | By Anonymous (not verified)

The Early Show - New York, NY, United States - 4/15/2009

...3. Grinnell, Iowa (9,233) An eclectic small town that blends the charm of a rural community with the quirkiness of a college town. Located: About 55 miles from the capital, Des Moines. Population: 9,205 Known for its historic architecture, especially the Jewel Box Bank designed by Louis Sullivan, who was Frank Lloyd Wright's mentor. ...

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Reeder named MWC Performer of the Week

Mon, 2009-09-28 00:00 | By Anonymous (not verified)

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 College Volleyball Invitational. She averaged 3.20 kills per set during the four matches, hit at a.239 efficiency clip and recorded 10 blocks. For the season, Reeder averages 3.47 kills per set and is hitting .265. [file:42113]

Burling

Tue, 2009-09-15 16:23 | By Anonymous (not verified)

Where on campus can you go to hear a vocal group perform, see some improv theatre, enjoy a snack, or even read your creative writing in front of a live audience? If you didn't say "Burling," you clearly haven't been to the library in a while.

One Man's Odyssey

Tue, 2009-09-15 16:13 | By Anonymous (not verified)

 

John Stoessinger '50 first heard of Grinnell College from a young American serviceman whose shoes he was shining.

"He had said the magic word--America," Stoessinger remembers. "And I began to tremble."

"I went to a college called Grinnell College," Lt. Peter Dalameter told the boy. "You know, Gary Cooper went there."

Gary Cooper! That really set the shoeshine boy alight. "I'd heard of Gary Cooper!" Stoessinger remembers. "A movie with Gary Cooper had just been released in Shanghai. We'd seen it twice already.

A History of Giving at Grinnell College

Tue, 2009-09-15 16:12 | By Anonymous (not verified)

1846 -- Trustee James J. Hill created the College's endowment with a single silver dollar on the table.    

1882 -- After a cyclone ravaged the campus just before Commencement in 1882, the College rallied, with the help of local leader J.B. Grinnell, to raise the funds to completely rebuild the campus.

1910s -- President John H.T. Main's "Campaigns of Progress" raised enough money to begin his building plan, which would culminate in the Quad and the North Campus residence halls.

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