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Levandoski includes students in work

Thu, 2010-04-29 09:19 | By Anonymous (not verified)
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 Peggy Elliott

Grinnell College Associate Professor Mark Levandoski plans to add to basic scientific knowledge with the three-year $373,000 grant his research was awarded last week by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. His past research, furthered by work under the new grant, Levandoski says, may possibly point to new approaches for addressing some of humankind's most intractable diseases, including Alzheimer's, epilepsy, Parkinson's and schizophrenia.

History of Russian Film Course

Wed, 2010-04-28 10:55 | By Anonymous (not verified)

Film has a curious way of bringing people together through emotion and storylines of ordinary human issues. Professor Galina Aksenova, a returning Department of Russian artist in residence, shared this interest and dedicated nearly half of spring semester to teaching “History of Russian Film: From Einstein to Tarkovsky and Beyond.”

A World Tour in One Room

Fri, 2010-01-15 13:18 | By Anonymous (not verified)

If you’ve got a few minutes, you can take a whirlwind tour of the world’s musical instruments by visiting Grinnell’s World Music Instrument Collection in the Bucksbaum Center for the Arts. There, you’ll find instruments as diverse as the tarka flute from the Andes, the djembe drum from West Africa, the tambura lute from India, and the koto zither from Japan, all in the same room. The World Music Instrument Collection serves the Grinnell community in many ways, and even influences far-flung music enthusiasts, thanks to its extensive online database.

Class of 2014 Begins to Take Shape

Thu, 2009-12-31 10:30 | By Anonymous (not verified)

Grinnell College's class of 2014 is already beginning to take shape. In mid-December, students who applied in the first round of Early Decision learned whether or not they had been admitted. Although these admitted students comprise less than a quarter of the class that will come to Grinnell in August, they are a noteworthy group. In addition to being exceptional students and talented individuals, they…

Grinnell's Fulgoni is MWC Performer of the Week

Wed, 2009-12-23 14:34 | By Anonymous (not verified)

Grinnell College's Marco Fulgoni '12 (pictured) has been named the Midwest Conference Men's Swimming and Diving Performer of the Week. Fulgoni, from Kalamazoo, Mich. (Plainswell), had a busy and successful weekend at the Great Scot Invitational hosted by Macalester College. He was in on five event victories over the two-day meet, including first-place finishes in the 50-yard freestyle (22.22) and 100 freestyle (49.28). He also swam legs on the first-place 200 and 400 freestyle relays (1:30.27 and 3:18.27, respectively), as well as the winning 400 medley relay (3:45.31).

A student delegate to the Atlantic Treaty Association

Mon, 2009-11-23 13:13 | By Anonymous (not verified)

Cy Mistry ’11 has learned much about political science in the classrooms of Grinnell College. His interest has carried him far from Iowa to Kyiv, Ukraine, where he recently had the opportunity to dive into the real world of international politics at the 55th General Assembly of the Atlantic Treaty Association. Student delegates discussed issues like the future of Afghanistan, as well as European dependency on Russian gas and oil, with international leaders and diplomats representing their countries at the conference.

Krauss selected for NCAA National Cross Country Meet

Tue, 2009-11-10 00:00 | By Anonymous (not verified)

Dan Krauss '12 of Grinnell College has been selected to compete in the NCAA Division III National Cross Country Championships on Nov. 21 at Highland Hills Golf Course in Highland, Ohio.

A total of 32 teams and 56 individuals, the first seven athletes from each region who were not a part of a qualifying team, were picked to participate in the national meet.

Krauss, who ranks among the fastest Pioneers in the history of the program, turned in an All-Central Region performance Saturday at Oakland Acres Golf Course. He finished 13th in the meet with a clocking of 25:26.3.

President Osgood urges "fix FAFSA formula to help middle-income families"

Tue, 2009-10-06 09:23 | By Anonymous (not verified)

 

"...At Grinnell College, a quarter of our students come from middle-income families. To better understand their financial circumstances, we recently performed a simple analysis. The results confirmed what we have long believed: The Free Application for Federal Student Aid, the instrument that guides virtually all financial-aid decisions in America, has a fundamental problem...."

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