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One Man's Odyssey

Tue, 2009-09-15 16:13 | By Anonymous (not verified)

 

John Stoessinger posing for the camerasJohn Stoessinger '50 first heard of Grinnell College from a young American serviceman whose shoes he was shining.

"He had said the magic word--America," Stoessinger remembers. "And I began to tremble."

Priming the Pump

Tue, 2009-09-15 03:23 | By Anonymous (not verified)

Seeking to maximize the benefits of the decennial accreditation process for formative reflection and conversation, the College requested and received permission from the Higher Learning Commission to engage in a Special Emphasis self study focused on an issue critical to improving our ability to achieve our mission: reinvigorating our traditional commitment to train leaders in public service and social justice as we enter the 21st century. The College's mission reads, in part:

Jesus and the Uppity Woman

Wed, 2009-08-05 16:12 | By Anonymous (not verified)

 

The church and, I hasten to add, many other institutions in our society, have trouble with uppity women. This probably explains the bumper sticker, "Uppity Women Unite." Since the church has trouble with uppity women, it obviously has a great deal of trouble with the story told in Mark 7:24-30, and a slightly different version in Matthew 15:21-28. Why? Because one is perplexed, even embarrassed, by the portrayal of Jesus in that story. It's indeed shocking to contemplate that out of Jesus' mouth could come words that smack of racism and sexism.

Mendoza named to All-Central Region squad

Sun, 2009-07-26 00:00 | By Anonymous (not verified)

 

Grinnell College shortstop Ben Mendoza '09 has been named to the ABCA/Rawlings All-Central Region Baseball Team.Mendoza, from Gallup, N.M., (Eldorado HS), was a Third Team selection. He led the Midwest Conference in doubles with 21 and was also first in the nation in doubles per game with 0.66. He ranked fourth in the MWC in runs scored with 38 and fifth in steals with 21.Mendoza was one of nine MWC players selected to the first, second or third teams.