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Remembering Denis de Coteau

Fri, 2008-08-15 16:12 | By Anonymous (not verified)

 

Denis conducting an orchestraHe spent a brief but fruitful time at the College, where he engaged the lives of students, townspeople, and beyond. Shortly after Glenn Leggett became president, there was an all-campus convocation featuring an extraordinary performance of the Verdi Requiem, led by a not-yet-famous young conductor.

Meet the New Alumni Director

Sat, 2007-12-15 15:12 | By Anonymous (not verified)

 

Portrait of Jim HessRecently, on a sunny September afternoon Jim Hess saw his worlds collide — sort of. Hess, the new director of alumni relations at Grinnell College, was in Washington, D.C., his former home, at a picnic for Grinnell alumni and students.

Tenure

Fri, 2007-06-15 16:13 | By Anonymous (not verified)

 

Tenure: on its face, not the loveliest of words. But there are few as sweet in the ears of an early-career academic. Tenure signifies job security, the acceptance of one's senior colleagues, a feeling of belonging and - perhaps most importantly - support for a life's work.

The Innovators

Fri, 2007-06-15 16:12 | By Anonymous (not verified)

 

Perhaps we've all had a flash of inspiration that we were positive would lead to success: the million-dollar idea, the can't-miss business concept, the surefire solution to a vexing problem.

While most of us never get those great ideas off the drawing board, the Grinnellians on these pages have turned their visions into reality. From part-time businesses to companies with a global reach, they've found willing buyers for their innovative approaches.

Commencement 2007

Fri, 2007-06-15 12:10 | By Anonymous (not verified)

A graduating student fully gowned It wasn't real. We black-robed, silly-hatted seniors gathered outside of ARH to wait for the exercises of commencement to start -- which meant we were graduating.