David Cook-Martín (2007). Associate Professor of Sociology. B.A., Wheaton College; M.A., University of Houston; Ph.D., University of California–Los Angeles.
Student Work presented at SIAM PP12
Strategic Plan Update, February 2012
During fall semester 2011, after poring over hundreds of ideas and suggestions offered by the Grinnell College community, the strategic planning working groups developed the following material for consideration by the strategic plan steering committee. The committee will draw from this list to develop strategic themes and further develop a subset of ideas that will be pursued in the strategic plan.
Alumni Engagement: Engage alumni with one another, with faculty, and with students through:
New Faces in the Libraries
We welcome two new Library Research Tutors this spring: Meg Rudy '14 (undeclared) and Liz Holmes '13 (Psychology). Liz, Meg and our returning tutors – Kim Steele, Biva Rajbhandari, Victoria Vertilo and Mateo Jarquin – will provide research tips and strategies online and at Burling's Research Desk. Please stop by!
The campus community has selected the three films for the 6th annual Favorite Films Festival. The films are:
- Movie Thriller: Silence of the Lambs
- Cult Classics: The Big Lebowski
- Film Adaptations: To Kill a Mockingbird
The Film Festival is scheduled for Jan. 27-29. More information about screening dates and times will be announced.
Thanks to everyone who voted for this year’s festival entries.
Transparency Working Group Report, December 13
The Transparency Working Group’s charge is to collect, organize and share feedback from faculty, staff, students, and alumni with the various strategic planning working groups and report the work of the working groups to these constituents.
Here’s what we’ve accomplished so far:
The Strategic Planning Steering Committee welcomes its newest member, Heather Benning, associate professor of physical education, to better represent the interests of the physical education and athletics departments.
Grinnell College has chosen six new students to serve partner organizations in the Grinnell community through the Apprenticeships in Non-Profit Management program. The program, inaugurated last year, places Grinnell College students in paid positions with local non-profit organizations. The program’s unique structure, most notably the one-year commitment of students to their organization, offers many benefits to the apprentices and their host organizations. Student apprentices benefit from the time the non-profit directors invest in their professional growth and skill development.