The Grinnell College men's and women's track and field squads were named 2009 Division III All-Academic Teams by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.Fifty-one men's programs and 100 women's teams earned the honor, which is given to squads with a cumulative grade point average of 3.100 or higher. Grinnell's men had a 3.374 GPA and the women a 3.440.
The Grinnell College men's soccer team enjoyed a historic season in 2009, and that success has been reflected by the All-Midwest Conference selections.
Brian Jaworski has been named MWC Coach of the Year, and Pioneers Alex Exarhos '10, JP Prouty '10 and Andrew Stephenson '10 have all been named to the All-MWC First Team in voting by the league's coaches.
Under Jaworski's guidance, Grinnell qualified for the NCAA Division III National Tournament for the first time in school history.
When I was awarded a spot in Seventeen Magazine’s Freshman 15 (a group 15 girls chosen from around the country to document their college experiences), I was ecstatic — but unsure how my participation would be received on campus. After all, I thought, Grinnell College students read The New York Times, The Atlantic, and Mother Earth News, not Seventeen. For Seventeen, I produce weekly written and video blogs, answer reader questions, and occasionally get featured in the magazine.
Author: Kat Atcheson '12
Do you know what’s really cool? Seeing the stripes on Jupiter. The craters on the moon. The Andromeda Galaxy, which is approximately 2 million light years away.
It’s a balmy summer morning in San Francisco, and I can feel the sun cascading across my shoulders as I stroll down the sidewalk. As I gently flip my hair off of my shoulders, a figure in the distance catches my attention. He moves with unbridled confidence and even from a distance I can feel the connect — BEEP! BEEP! BEEP!
Ahh! I’m awake, I’m awake!
Cut to reality: it’s a cold, dark San Francisco morning and I’m cold.
Author: Mona Ghadiri '11
Like every other eager Grinnellian, I had a countdown to the day I would get the chance to find out who my roommate would be for that exciting and scary unknown that is the first year of college. I had my doubts about living with a complete stranger, so I did what so many of us often do: I worried.
“What if we have absolutely nothing in common?” “What if she doesn’t like me?”
Author: Caitlin Carmody '08
Author: Lindsay Robinson ’09
As a first-year student, I dabbled in a little bit of everything. I went to half a dozen meetings every week and signed up to be on all the mailing lists. I was planning events with Concerned Black Students, Grinnell Multicultural Alliance, and the Stonewall Coalition. I was tutoring Sudanese refugees, sewing quilts, and working with the Office of Admission. I joined whatever happened to interest me, whether or not I really had the time for it.