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What's New in the Grinnell College Libraries, Fall 2010

Wed, 2010-08-25 16:53 | By Anonymous (not verified)

New Spaces and Tools:

Consultation Spaces: Two semi-private spaces are now available on Burling's first floor (west side, next to Current Journals) for group meetings. Each accommodates up to 5 people around a table, with power and data. Faculty, staff, and students will be able to schedule these spaces for one-on-one or small-group meetings. They will be available for student group study on a first-come first-served basis when not reserved.

So Many Names, Just One College

Tue, 2010-08-24 10:30 | By Anonymous (not verified)

Grinnell College has been known by many names, but was it ever called "The People's College"?  This was a question we received recently in the College Archives.  Here is what we found.  Grinnell University was chartered in 1855 by 30 member Electors in the recently established town of Grinnell.  One of the Electors, Henry Hamilton, proposed the name "People's College" because every citizen who purchased land in the town was required to pay an additional $20 to the "Literary Fund of Grinnell University."  In return for their $20 "donation", each land-holding citizen was entitled to have a vo

How to Stay Current on Scholarship: Email or RSS Journal Alerts

Fri, 2010-08-06 13:04 | By Anonymous (not verified)

When new issues of your favorite journals are published, would you like to receive the tables of contents automatically by e-mail or RSS? Now you can! To subscribe to e-mail or RSS alerts, search for your favorite journals in the Grinnell Journal Finder, then click on the "Subscribe to Alerts" link. This is a beta service, so we'd appreciate your feedback!

Grinnell College Libraries Self Study, 2008-2010

Fri, 2010-08-06 13:02 | By Anonymous (not verified)

 

In 2008 the Libraries started a self study to identify our strengths, our weaknesses, and our key directions for the next several years. We were assisted by many faculty, students, and staff across campus. In April 2009, the Dean's Office hosted a pair of external reviewers who met with students, faculty, and staff to prepare their own report of assessment and recommendations. The Libraries submitted a formal response to the External Reviewer's report in April 2010.

It's a Small World, After All

Fri, 2010-07-02 16:11 | By Anonymous (not verified)

On Founder's Day, June 10, Grinnellians worldwide sported their Grinnell gear. They also shared their small world stories. Here is a sampling:

A year after graduation, I was at the Fasching (Mardi Gras) parade in Munich, Germany, and ran into a fellow graduate, Alice Sims-Gunzenhauser '74. Six weeks later I ran into her again on a street in Copenhagen. We Grinnellians get around! -Elise Kolbjornsen Anton '75

Nine Years of Kevin Cannon '02 Cartoons

Kevin Cannon ’02 was still a student when his cartoons first delighted Grinnellians on the pages of The Grinnell Magazine. His wry, colorful graphics have had a long run.

The end of Cannon’s cartoon “run” with the magazine this summer coincides with another — the conclusion of Russell K. Osgood’s 12-year tenure as President of the College.

This article appeared as a web extra for The Grinnell Magazine, Summer 2010.

Selah celebration reflects on the past

Trustee Nordahl Brue ’67 had an idea and termed it “selah,” a Hebrew word for a time to pause and reflect. Brue’s idea was to celebrate the talent and achievement within the College community, to commemorate the fourth rebuilding of Grinnell’s facilities, and to honor retiring President Russell K. Osgood.

Brue hopes to make Selah an annual day of celebration focused on Grinnell’s achievements.Suggestions for future celebrations may be sent to Meg Jones Bair, director of donor relations.

The S&B Turns 115

There’s something magical about an old newspaper office; it’s seen so much history, heard so many stories. The old Scarlet & Black press room at the Grinnell Herald Register is such a place.

The old makeup room is filled with the tools that editors of old used to ready the publication for print. Though replaced by computers, when you visit you can almost hear the ghosts of the past stirring among the dusty shelves.

Photos by Jim Heemstra