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The Innovators

Fri, 2007-06-15 16:12 | By Anonymous (not verified)

 

Perhaps we've all had a flash of inspiration that we were positive would lead to success: the million-dollar idea, the can't-miss business concept, the surefire solution to a vexing problem.

While most of us never get those great ideas off the drawing board, the Grinnellians on these pages have turned their visions into reality. From part-time businesses to companies with a global reach, they've found willing buyers for their innovative approaches.

Commencement 2007

Fri, 2007-06-15 12:10 | By Anonymous (not verified)

A graduating student fully gowned It wasn't real. We black-robed, silly-hatted seniors gathered outside of ARH to wait for the exercises of commencement to start -- which meant we were graduating.

Grinnellians and Innovators

Thu, 2007-03-15 16:12 | By Anonymous (not verified)

Warren Morrow '99 and Max Cardenas '01 are great exemplars of the Grinnell tradition of innovative thinking.

While activism is continually reinterpreted for each generation at Grinnell, Warren Morrow and Max Cardenas are part of a Grinnell tradition of innovative thinking and action that includes such exemplars as Harry Hopkins '12 and Robert Noyce '49.

A Memorable Field Trip

Fri, 2006-09-15 16:12 | By Anonymous (not verified)

Ken Christiansen, Professor Emeritus of BiologyAs I sit in my laboratory, the radio plays "Green Grow the Rushes Oh" and I am swept back in an instant to the summer of 1957 when 10 of us wended our way down to the Chiricahua Mountains in Arizona, where we spent eight weeks at the Southwest Research Station as part of our short-lived C-

Pathology

Thu, 2006-06-15 16:12 | By Anonymous (not verified)

 

 History Professor and ex-College President, George Drake in his Chicago Cubs capIn mid-September of the ill-fated "Bartman" play-off year, 2003, I wrote the following:

The East Street Shuffle

Thu, 2005-09-15 03:23 | By Anonymous (not verified)

 

On Sept. 20, 1975, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band played to a packed house at Grinnell's Darby Gym, virtually rockin' the place down. Amonth later, Springsteen simultaneously appeared on the covers of Time andNewsweek, hailed as the future of rock and roll.