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Sociologist available to discuss cultural implications of how we die in era of medical advances

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

 

Grinnell College sociologist Karla Erickson studies “the way people die” and the cultural implications of a rapidly aging population in an era of significant medical advances. As part of her academic research, Erickson trained as a certified nursing assistant (CNA) to “live” the role of those who deliver ongoing palliative care. A retirement community in the town of Grinnell provided her with personal access for her research on the intimate connections between patients, families and caregivers.

Workshop Participants Represent the CERA Landscape Through Original Poetry, Photography, and Drawing

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

Author:  Jonathan Andelson                                                                                                                                                                          Phone:  641-269-3139                                                                                                                                                                                     Email:  andelson

Liberal Arts Colleges Reach Minds Behind Bars

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

 

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 Lauren Sieben, Chronicle of Higher Education

Liberal-Arts Colleges Reach Minds Behind Bars

By Lauren Sieben

Re-published with permission of The Chronicle of Higher Education

John Hammers spent the past 12 years behind bars. His daily routine consisted mostly of playing pinochle or spades and watching sitcoms on television. Serving time for burglary, he wanted to better himself, but he had no outlet.

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.

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.

Raife is MWC Men's Tennis Performer of the Week

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

Grinnell College’s Sam Raife ’10 (pictured), from Des Moines, Iowa (Roosevelt), has been named the Midwest Conference Men’s Tennis Performer of the Week.

Due to injuries, Raife played up two spots over the weekend and still went a perfect 6-for-6, winning three singles matches and three doubles matches as Grinnell College blanked Ripon College and St. Norbert College 9-0 and Lawrence University by a 7-2 score.
 

Pope is MWC Pitcher of the Week

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

Ben Pope, '12 (pictured), a right-hander from Maryville, Tenn. (Alcoa HS), has been named Midwest Conference Pitcher of the Week.

Pope fired a complete-game four-hitter in a 4-0 victory over Illinois College Saturday, guaranteeing the Pioneers at least a tie of the Midwest Conference South Division. He fanned four batters as Grinnell moved to 8-0 in league play and 17-11 overall.

Changes in Student Health and Counseling Services

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

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Nationally, colleges and universities are expanding and strengthening the mental health services they provide to students, says Houston Dougharty, vice-president for student affairs. Grinnell College is also implementing this practice through a number of changes and additions to mental health staff and programming.

Grinnell's Montgomery is MWC Track Performer of the Week

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

Grinnell College’s David Montgomery has been named the Midwest Conference Men’s Track Performer of the Week.

Montgomery, who is from Elmhurst, Ill. (York HS), had a stellar weekend at the Buena Vista Challenge in Storm Lake, Iowa, taking second in both the mile (4 minutes, 25 seconds) and 3000-meter run (8:49.23). Both are top times in the Midwest Conference this season.

The Women’s Track Performer of the Week is Emily Schudrowitz of St. Norbert College, while the Field Performer is Krystal Sterling of Carroll University.
 

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