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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.

Grinnellians and Innovators

Thu, 2007-03-15 16:12 | By Anonymous (not verified)

Warren Morrow '99 and Max Cardenas '01 are great exemplars of the Grinnell tradition of innovative thinking.

While activism is continually reinterpreted for each generation at Grinnell, Warren Morrow and Max Cardenas are part of a Grinnell tradition of innovative thinking and action that includes such exemplars as Harry Hopkins '12 and Robert Noyce '49.

A Memorable Field Trip

Fri, 2006-09-15 16:12 | By Anonymous (not verified)

Ken Christiansen, Professor Emeritus of BiologyAs I sit in my laboratory, the radio plays "Green Grow the Rushes Oh" and I am swept back in an instant to the summer of 1957 when 10 of us wended our way down to the Chiricahua Mountains in Arizona, where we spent eight weeks at the Southwest Research Station as part of our short-lived C-

Pathology

Thu, 2006-06-15 16:12 | By Anonymous (not verified)

 

 History Professor and ex-College President, George Drake in his Chicago Cubs capIn mid-September of the ill-fated "Bartman" play-off year, 2003, I wrote the following: