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Hope Amid Destruction in Chengdu

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

 

When China's 8.0-magnitude quake struck the apartment of 23-year-old Zhang Na, she and her husband did exactly what everyone else did. They rushed out of their home without a moment's thought of saving a single possession. It was a desperate move to save their lives. But it wasn't only two lives that were saved. There was a third.

The day after her escape, Zhang gave a birth to a girl.

"I haven't decided her name yet," she says, lying in a bed at a makeshift hospital for new mothers and their babies.

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)

 

Denis conducting an orchestraHe 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.

Meet the New Alumni Director

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

 

Portrait of Jim HessRecently, 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.