Curated by Stephanie Porter, '14
Curated by Stephanie Porter, '14
Margaret Whiting purposes science books, encyclopedias, dictionaries, law books and maps as materials for artwork about current environmental issues. This exhibition features a large floor installation of tree stumps made from law books.
Scott Robert Hudson's project was inspired by a back-country encounter with wild horses in Nevada's Black Rock Desert. It synthesizes three metaphors: the socio-ecology of the North American wild horse herds; the atmospherics of the Paleolithic caves of southern France; and the human drama of the Ghost Dance.
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.
Many Sociology majors study off campus for a semester, typically during the third year. The Department strongly encourages off-campus study, as well as internships, and helps students, with early planning, adjust their four-year plans to incorporate such opportunities.
The Sociology major begins with Sociology 111, which introduces students to the concepts, theories, and methods of the discipline and is a prerequisite to all courses at the 200 level.
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.