The answers to these questions will be used to frame the discussion at the September 19, 2011 faculty meeting.
Did you participate in the Day of Service through activities in your own area?
Please share what you did so we can count it as part of Grinnell’s Inaugural Day of Service. To do so, you can:
Grinnell students learn the ancient skills of hunting and gathering in an unusual course taught by Professor of Anthropology John Whittaker. In this class, students are required to gather acorns and then use prehistoric tools to pulverize them and create a meal (which they are encouraged to taste).
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.
Class of 2014 Admitted Student Profile
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.
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.
The 2009 Grinnell College Baseball season was one to remember. After winning 22 games (a single-season school record), earning a trip to the Midwest Conference Playoffs, and graduating six seniors that started a combined 358 games (30 from the mound), it doesn’t figure to get much better for the Pioneers.
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.