Pi Day is upon us! It is always held on March 14, since Pi starts with 3.14. The latest video from Professor Marc Chamberland's youtube channel, Tipping Point Math, asks "How Many Digits of Pi are Useful?" With trillions of digits crunched out by supercomputers, one wonders whether these numbers have more utility than wall-papering a room. In the video, five answers are given to the question.
“My Life as a Foreign Country” author Brian Turner joins Grinnellians for reading/roundtable.
Tweak, Adapt, Transform: Building a Resilient Future for Agriculture in Iowa and Beyond
Vincent Sherry presents "Bare Death: The Failing Sacrifice of the Great War."
Award-winning poet and playwright Dan O’Brien on campus for short course and talk, returns in April.
Historian Alan Barenberg explores the history of an arctic coal-mining outpost and the legacy of the town’s forced labor origins.
Sherry considers the fate of “sacrifice” as a category of value in the political, military, and personal experience of the Great War of 1914-1918.
As a chemistry student, you’ll enjoy small classes (including introductory chemistry), significant original research experiences in our modern laboratories, wide ranging student-faculty collaboration, varying teaching methods that serve diverse learning styles, and opportunities to teach others through our mentor program.
Mellon Foundation awards $1.6 million grant to support collaborative efforts between Grinnell College and the University of Iowa.
Grinnell College gives students a great deal of freedom to build the college experience they want. Patrick Comparin ’12 and Claire Forrest ’13, Grinnellians with disabilities, offer tips for new students on how to get the most out of your years here.
You know what you want and need out of your college experience better than anyone, from day-to-day concerns to experiences like study abroad.