Animals Among Us takes as its premise that we define, structure, and connect with the animal realm in a wide, complex network of relationships that inform our understanding of ourselves as humans. Developed by 10 student curators in the seminar "Captured Creatures" (Fall 2012), the exhibition uses works of art and other artifacts from Grinnell College collections to unpack the connections between humans and animals, and to address—or call into question—the binaries we often think about in relation with animals (wild/domestic, biological/cultural, self/other, human/animal).
For more than 25 years, Robert Polidori, the noted architectural and editorial photographer, has been photographing historic sites around the world as diverse as the Castro regime's Havana, post-Katrina New Orleans, post-human Chernobyl, and the Palace of Versailles. This exhibition features 60 large-scale color photographs from these and other ongoing projects. A full-color, hardcover catalogue for the exhibition, co-published by the Faulconer Gallery and Steidl Publishers, Germany, is available.
A guerilla art project knits together a group of students, townspeople, and local alumni.
Katherine Kraft Harris ’39 died at Westminster Canterbury Richmond (Va.) on April 23 at the age of 93. Katie, as she was called, was born in Des Moines, Iowa and educated in the public schools there. She attended Grinnell College for her freshman year and then transferred to the University of Iowa, where she was chosen Pep Queen for 1936. She was a member of the Beta Zeta chapter of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority and earned a B.A., with a certificate in journalism, in 1938.
All adults need help sometimes. In fact, one of the little known facts of being a successful adult is knowing how to use your resources. This stands in contrast to the idea that going off to college means being "independent" and doing everything by yourself. Part of independence actually involves being resourceful and asking questions when you are stuck.
Grinnell's academics are demanding. That means that everyone has questions from time to time. Even your faculty ask each other questions. Seeking out answers is part of being successful.
The Academic Resource Centers (ARC) are a network of professionals who have expertise in teaching a variety of academic skills. We work together to support your success.
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Advising as Teaching: Creating an Advising Syllabus -Academic advising can be viewed as part of the teaching and learning process and articulated as such to your students. An advising syllabus reinforces this message to your student: that advising time is an extension of your teaching role and you have specific learning goals for them, and they have specific responsibilities in the process. Examples of advising syllabi can be found on the Dean's Office web page.
SUGGESTIONS FOR ADVISERS/SUPPORT PEOPLE IN ACADEMIC HONESTY HEARINGS
During preparation for a hearing, students may approach their academic adviser, another professor, a member of the Student Affairs staff, or a Residence Life Coordinator (RLC) to assist them in preparing their case. Advisers may use these guidelines at whatever point they become involved in assisting a student. Remember that you are not being asked to serve as legal counsel, but simply to assist a student through a procedure that they may find stressful.
BEFORE THE HEARING: