David Harrison (1999). Professor of French. Director of the Center for International Studies, 2007-. B.A., Swarthmore College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Jin Feng (2001). Professor of Chinese. B.A., Fudan University (China); M.A., University of Illinois; Ph.D., University of Michigan.
Vincent Eckhart (1996). Professor of Biology. B.A., Pomona College; Ph.D., University of Utah.
Jacob Willig-Onwuachi (2006). Associate Professor of Physics. B.A., Grinnell College; M.S., University of Iowa; Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University.
Timothy S. Dobe (2005). Associate Professor of Religious Studies. B.A., University of New Hampshire; M.Div., Princeton Theological Seminary; Th.D., Harvard Divinity School.
David Cook-Martín (2007). Associate Professor of Sociology. B.A., Wheaton College; M.A., University of Houston; Ph.D., University of California–Los Angeles.
Burling has a new energy and water efficient water fountain/cooler on first floor near the elevator. One can fill water bottles or take a drink. Try it out.
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 gather information for a detailed plan for the trustees. The studies, which could take as much as two years, will assess a wind farm estimated at three turbines costing around $13 million and possibly supplying as much as half the college’s power consumption.
As the strategic planning year draws to a close we ponder what sort of document the plan might generate. The full compilation of ideas, emails, data, minutes of group meetings, and other documents created during the year would accumulate into a large volume. What we have in mind, however, is a compact statement of strategic aspirations and directions. The strategic plan document is more likely to be a small manual than an encyclopedia. It will be most useful if it fits in a pocket, or on a Smartphone.
The Grinnell College Putnam team placed in the top 10% of all participating institutions for the second consecutive year. As reported by the Putnam committee:
"A total of 4440 students from 572 colleges and universities in Canada and the United States participated in the Competition. There were teams from more than 460 institutions"