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Liberal Arts Colleges Reach Minds Behind Bars

Fri, 2013-01-04 02:24 | By Anonymous (not verified)

 

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 Lauren Sieben, Chronicle of Higher Education

Liberal-Arts Colleges Reach Minds Behind Bars

By Lauren Sieben

Re-published with permission of The Chronicle of Higher Education

John Hammers spent the past 12 years behind bars. His daily routine consisted mostly of playing pinochle or spades and watching sitcoms on television. Serving time for burglary, he wanted to better himself, but he had no outlet.

Raife is MWC Men's Tennis Performer of the Week

Fri, 2013-01-04 02:24 | By Anonymous (not verified)

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 and three doubles matches as Grinnell College blanked Ripon College and St. Norbert College 9-0 and Lawrence University by a 7-2 score.
 

Pope is MWC Pitcher of the Week

Fri, 2013-01-04 02:24 | By Anonymous (not verified)

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 Conference South Division. He fanned four batters as Grinnell moved to 8-0 in league play and 17-11 overall.

Grinnell well-represented in ITA men's tennis rankings

Fri, 2013-01-04 02:24 | By Anonymous (not verified)

The Grinnell College men’s tennis team is well-represented in the latest NCAA Division III Central Region rankings released by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association.

As a team, the Pioneers are ranked 15th in the region. Washington University holds down the top spot.

Juan Carlos Perez ’11 (pictured) is ranked both in singles and doubles. He is eighth in the region in singles and 14th in doubles with Dmitriy Glumov ’12.
 
 

Pioneers announce 2009 football team award winners

Fri, 2013-01-04 02:24 | By Anonymous (not verified)

The Grinnell College football team announced its award winners for the 2009 campaign.

Marquis Bradley '11 won the Dick Ullrich '33 Award for the top offensive or defensive backfield performer, Mike Tricoli '10 earned the Abe Rosenbloom '34 Award for top offensive or defensive lineman and Ryan Boehm '10 was named the special teams most valuable player.

Pioneer women's cross country team back on top in the MWC

Fri, 2013-01-04 02:24 | By Anonymous (not verified)

The Grinnell College women's cross country team is back on top in the Midwest Conference.

The Pioneers, who had won four league titles in a row before surrendering the crown last year, emerged victorious at the 2009 MWC Championships Saturday at Rock Cut State Park in Loves Park, Ill. It was Grinnell's 16th league title in the program's history.

The Pioneers scored 62 points, nine better than runner-up Carroll University and 11 better than third-place Monmouth College.

Grinnell's Skelly named MWC Men's Basketball Performer of the Week

Fri, 2013-01-04 02:24 | By Anonymous (not verified)

Grinnell College’s Matt Skelly ‘12 has been named the Midwest Conference Men’s Basketball Performer of the Week.

Skelly, a 6-4, 182-pound sophomore forward from Phoenix, Ariz. (St. Mary’s), played a big role in Grinnell’s weekend wins over Lawrence University and Carroll University. He tallied 20 points in a 90-89 victory over Lawrence and was a sizzling 9-of-16 from 3-point range and finished with 30 points in the Pioneers’ buzzer-beater win over Carroll. The win over Carroll was the Pioneers’ first in the last five tries, with the previous victory coming on Dec. 1, 2007.