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Joanna Harris Haines 1865

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

 

Joanna Harris arrived in Grinnell in 1855 at the age of 11, and did not venture much farther until her death at the age of 87 in 1931. She graduated in 1865 as the first female graduate of Grinnell College and one of the first women to graduate from a college west of the Mississippi.

Judge James R. Wilson ’68

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

I knew Jim from the time that he was a senior at Grinnell College and I was on the admission staff. He and Judge Dale Mossey '68 and I started at the University Law School together in the fall of 1968, an incredible year of presidential resignation, two assassinations, exploding Democratic convention, a close race for the presidency, and the war in Vietnam. The demand for soldiers caused both Jim and Dale to be drafted after one semester, to return to the law school class of 1973.

Bob Dole

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

 

On Senator Chuck Grassley:
"You're getting your money's worth with him."

On bipartisanship:
"I'm an R and you're a D, but can't we work on this together?"

On his popularity in Iowa:
"I'm the president of Iowa."

On the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C.:
"This memorial was not built by the government -- that's why it's still standing." Also, "It's paid for."

Conard Environmental Research Area Celebrates 40 Years

On Saturday, September 20, 2008, we celebrated the 40th anniversary of Grinnell's 365-acre biological field station. 

Since its purchase in 1968, CERA has been an exceptional resource for engaging students in environmental inquiry, providing inspiration and raw materials for artistic expression, teaching students of all ages about the history and character of our past, present, and future landscape, and serving as a model for land preservation and restoration.

Former Pioneer pitching star featured on D3baseball.com site

Mon, 2009-07-27 00:00 | By Anonymous (not verified)

 

Gary Kahn '09, an All-Midwest Conference South Division pitcher for Grinnell College who now plays baseball overseas, is featured on the D3baseball.com Web site (Click here for Web site).

Kahn, from Cooper City, Fla., plays for the Karlskoga Bats of the Elitserien League in Sweden. The league is the highest level of professional baseball in Sweden, and Karlskoga won the 2007 Elitserien Cup and advanced to the title game last season.

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.

Reich voted to Academic All-America First Team

Wed, 2009-06-03 00:00 | By Anonymous (not verified)

Grinnell College's Henry Reich '09 has been named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America Men's Track and Field/Cross Country First Team. Reich was one of 15 athletes named to the elite team in the College Division. He is the third Pioneer athlete to earn Academic All-America honors for Track and Field/Cross Country, but the first to be voted to the First Team.

LaFountaine named to Academic All-District Team

Sat, 2009-05-23 00:00 | By Anonymous (not verified)

Grinnell College tennis player Dan LaFountaine '09 has been named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District 7 At-Large First Team.By being named to the First Team, LaFountaine is in the running to be an NCAA Academic All-American. That team will be named next month.LaFountaine, from St. Cloud, Minn., is playing in the NCAA Division III National Tennis Tournament this weekend. He also qualified for the national event in singles play as a sophomore. LaFountaine owns 164 career wins between singles and doubles play, going 80-13 in singles and 84-15 in doubles.