Communication

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COMMUNICATIONS

Why writing matters in the digital age

Fri, 2013-01-04 02:24 | By Anonymous (not verified)

With the explosion of online channels like Twitter and text messaging, written communication has become more immediate and, in many cases, abbreviated. Despite this trend, there is still a vital need for people in all fields to know how to write well.

Grinnell takes an encompassing approach to the teaching of writing. The College stands apart from many similar institutions in requiring every tenure-track professor – including mathematicians, sculptors and chemists – to teach writing as part of a first-year tutorial.

Grinnell College president available to discuss student loan overhaul

Fri, 2013-01-04 02:24 | By Anonymous (not verified)

With the recent move to overhaul the federal student loan program , it's an appropriate time to reassess the impact of debt on college graduates.

Grinnell College President Russell Osgood believes that while education loans have been criticized for overly encumbering students, there is a strong case that students are more engaged with their education when they have a personal financial stake in it.

College decision-making process: expert available

Fri, 2013-01-04 02:24 | By Anonymous (not verified)

 

College decision letters have arrived in prospective student mailboxes, and families will soon have big decisions to make.

Grinnell College Dean of Admission and Financial Aid Seth Allen is available to talk about what students and families should consider in the decision-making process. Hisrecent blog post describes the process from the college’s point of view.

Grinnell well-represented in ITA men's tennis rankings

Fri, 2013-01-04 02:24 | By Anonymous (not verified)

The Grinnell College men’s tennis team is well-represented in the latest NCAA Division III Central Region rankings released by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association.

As a team, the Pioneers are ranked 15th in the region. Washington University holds down the top spot.

Juan Carlos Perez ’11 (pictured) is ranked both in singles and doubles. He is eighth in the region in singles and 14th in doubles with Dmitriy Glumov ’12.
 
 

Grinnell soccer teams earn national academic honors

Fri, 2013-01-04 02:24 | By Anonymous (not verified)

Grinnell College was one of 99 institutions to have both its men's and women's soccer programs earn the Team Academic Award from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.

A total of 576 teams earned the award, 333 women's squads and 143 on the men's side. Squads must have a team grade point average of 3.0 or higher to be honored.

The Grinnell women are coached by Heather Benning and the men by Brian Jaworski.

Academic Award Winners

Grinnell Web – a prehistory

Fri, 2013-01-04 02:24 | By Anonymous (not verified)

Basically, it all started in 2001. Before then, Grinnell didn’t have a website. Well, it did have a web presence, but it was really a collection of unrelated web pages, maintained mostly in Dreamweaver. In 2001, we came up with a system to manage a more unified website, and give it some coherence. We didn’t know then that the type of system we have developed would be soon called “a content management system” (CMS), and that using various CMSs would soon become a de-facto standard in the web world.

Student Involvement

Fri, 2013-01-04 02:24 | By Anonymous (not verified)

From the beginning, we have had a lot of talented students in support and development: Yasir Mehboob ‘03, Yaw Nti-Addae ‘04, Kabenla Armah '04, Jingsheng Wang '08, Mark Root-Whiley '09, Tianqi Zhang '11 and Doug Dobrzynski '13, to name the main ones. Not only do the students bring their talent and energy to the process, but they also give us live feedback about the site. They help us not to become stale,  to keep our minds open, to never rest.

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