Communication

Samuel Elbert '28

Mon, 2008-09-15 03:23 | By Anonymous (not verified)

 

Died May 14, 1997

For many decades, it had become unfashionable, even rather awkward, for Hawaiians to speak Hawaiian, their own language. The language was dying.

But then Sam Elbert '28 came on the scene and recognized the importance of keeping the Hawaiian language alive. Over the last two decades or so, it has become acceptable to speak Hawaiian again. Elbert became an expert in the language, and with Mary Pukui, published a Hawaiian language dictionary.

The Dining Hall

Mon, 2008-09-15 02:12 | By Anonymous (not verified)

 

I didn't even recognize him when I arrived on campus. My own kid, whom I had come to take home for the summer. Sailed right past him to the Plat du Jour station, where I asked a woman with her hair tucked under her cap, "Is Benjamin Dodd working tonight?"

"Ben Dodd?"

She leafed through a clipboard and led me back to the pasta bar section, right next to the Pizza Parlor where a girl shoved pizzas into a flaming brick oven with a long-handled metal paddle.

Remembering Denis de Coteau

Fri, 2008-08-15 16:12 | By Anonymous (not verified)

 

He spent a brief but fruitful time at the College, where he engaged the lives of students, townspeople, and beyond. Shortly after Glenn Leggett became president, there was an all-campus convocation featuring an extraordinary performance of the Verdi Requiem, led by a not-yet-famous young conductor.

My Story

Sat, 2008-03-15 03:23 | By Anonymous (not verified)

 

I have just finished my second cycle at the "Brain Injury Day Treatment Program" at the Rusk Institute of NYU Medical Center.

Before I started this training, I was unaware and didn't think I had any problems. I thought I could go right back to college. My family disagreed. At the time, I was arguing a lot and said hurtful things. I never wanted to, but I didn't know how to stop. This convinced me to come to Rusk and learn about my brain injury.

Meet the New Alumni Director

Sat, 2007-12-15 15:12 | By Anonymous (not verified)

 

Recently, on a sunny September afternoon Jim Hess saw his worlds collide — sort of. Hess, the new director of alumni relations at Grinnell College, was in Washington, D.C., his former home, at a picnic for Grinnell alumni and students.

Hess has spent the last 18 years in the nation's capital working at George Washington University, most recently as executive director in the Office of University Events. He moved to Grinnell in June with his wife, Kirsten, and their 3-year-old daughter, Madeleine.

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