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Grinnell named 3rd coolest small town in the US

Mon, 2009-09-28 10:59 | By Anonymous (not verified)

The Early Show - New York, NY, United States - 4/15/2009

...3. Grinnell, Iowa (9,233) An eclectic small town that blends the charm of a rural community with the quirkiness of a college town. Located: About 55 miles from the capital, Des Moines. Population: 9,205 Known for its historic architecture, especially the Jewel Box Bank designed by Louis Sullivan, who was Frank Lloyd Wright's mentor. ...

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Kahn signs to play in top South African League

Sat, 2009-08-01 00:00 | By Anonymous (not verified)

Former Grinnell College pitching star Gary Kahn '09 continues to make his mark in baseball overseas.

After playing in the top league in Sweden the past four months, Kahn has taken his talents to a league in South Africa. He signed a six-month contract to play for the Durbanville Villains of the Western Province Major League, which is the South African equivalent of Major League Baseball in the United States.

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.

Grinnell's Kieselbach named All-America Scholar

Tue, 2009-05-05 17:39 | By Anonymous (not verified)

Grinnell College's Pete Kieselbach '10 (St. Paul, Minn./Mounds Park Academy) has been named a Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar.To be eligible for the honor, an individual must be a junior or senior academically, compete in at least two full years at the collegiate level, participate in 70-percent of his team's competitive rounds or compete in the NCAA Championships, have a stroke-average under 79.0, and maintain a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.2.A recipient must also be of high moral character and be in good standing at his college or university.

Grinnellians at the Beijing Olympics

Mon, 2008-09-15 16:23 | By Anonymous (not verified)

Christine Thorburn '92 narrowly missed medaling at the 2008 Beijing Olympic women's cycling competition. "I was fifth in the time trial (3.2 seconds slower than the bronze medalist over 36 minutes of racing!)" Thorburn says.

She was 52nd in the road race, after doing the work the first 3/4 of the race for the U.S. team of three women. "Unfortunately, our favorite for the race, Amber Neben, dropped her chain," Thorburn says.

Crimson Stain

Mon, 2008-09-15 16:12 | By Anonymous (not verified)

Footing off the tin tunnel into a wanton airport of bouncing black hair, rummage among the piles of passports, papers and endless red stamps Hello! (they will shout) Welcome to China! Come stay here! The "Hello Taxi!" man angles you a sharp and sticky leer that rebounds off the neon bars, plastic rainbows and painted tramps, who roam on silver shoes over silken streets of dried blood. Welcome to China! Hello T-Shirt! Come stay here! A blurred knife wails over a chicken in headless-body dance, And the Middle Kingdom stares while you finish your beer.

Survival

Mon, 2008-09-15 16:12 | By Anonymous (not verified)

When Sam Harris '58 was a student at Grinnell, he did not talk about the first 12 years of his life.

At Grinnell, Sam was a popular, well-liked, social kind of guy. He studied hard, having transferred from the University of Michigan after just one year because fraternity life there left him with a less than stellar grade point average.

"I worked pretty hard at Grinnell, because there was nothing else to do," Sam laughs. But still, he says, "It's very close to my heart, Grinnell. It was the best place in the world for me--I could be me."

Grinnellians and Innovators

Thu, 2007-03-15 16:12 | By Anonymous (not verified)

Warren Morrow '99 and Max Cardenas '01 are great exemplars of the Grinnell tradition of innovative thinking.

While activism is continually reinterpreted for each generation at Grinnell, Warren Morrow and Max Cardenas are part of a Grinnell tradition of innovative thinking and action that includes such exemplars as Harry Hopkins '12 and Robert Noyce '49.

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