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Reich named to Academic All-District First Team; Jamison is Second-Team selection

Fri, 2013-01-04 02:24 | By Anonymous (not verified)

 Grinnell College's Henry Reich '09 has been named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District 7 Men's Track and Field/Cross Country First Team, while Thomas Jamison '09 was a Second-Team selection.

By being named to the First Team, Reich is now in the running to be an NCAA Academic All-American. That team will be named in the near future.

Spell Check is Go! (At least when you ask Firefox nicely.)

Fri, 2013-01-04 02:24 | By Anonymous (not verified)

 

You probably remember the smile that spread across your face during Drupal training when we told you about Mozilla Firefox's built-in spell checking.  Next came the crushing disappointment when we finished our sentence "...and right now it doesn't work."

Well invite that smile back!  Today is the warmest day since winter began, and we've figured out how you can use spell check!  This shouldn't replace things like reading the text you write, but it's a useful tool to catch things that you might miss.

Watching and Wanting

Fri, 2013-01-04 02:24 | By Anonymous (not verified)

 

Television is a funny medium. It brings us together through shared viewing experiences, and it isolates us in a pool of light in a darkened room.  We look to the ubiquitous box for information, forgetting that what we see is produced and edited to fit a format. What we receive is someone’s creation.

What we don't know about Sun Yat-sen

Fri, 2013-01-04 02:24 | By Anonymous (not verified)

This week, our host department, the Office of International Cooperation and Exchanges at Nanjing University, provide a full-day tour of Nanjing, complete with driver and guide.  Our guide was a Nanjing native, a 25 year-old masters degree candidate in Linguistics named Yuan Yuan, but who asked us to call her Vivian.  Most Chinese students whom we have met have an English name, which Vivian says they typically adopt in middle school as they are learning English.  So one of the students in my class, Wang Li, is Lily, another of our assistants, Jia Shi, is Cici, and our very capable program as

Grinnell Web – a prehistory

Fri, 2013-01-04 02:24 | By Anonymous (not verified)

Basically, it all started in 2001. Before then, Grinnell didn’t have a website. Well, it did have a web presence, but it was really a collection of unrelated web pages, maintained mostly in Dreamweaver. In 2001, we came up with a system to manage a more unified website, and give it some coherence. We didn’t know then that the type of system we have developed would be soon called “a content management system” (CMS), and that using various CMSs would soon become a de-facto standard in the web world.