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Former Israeli Ambassador to Speak at Grinnell College

Monday, Nov. 16, 2009 12:30 pm


GRINNELL, IA—Former Israeli Ambassador Asher Naim will describe his role in the 1991 Operation Solomon, Mon., Nov. 30 at 7:30 p.m. in the Joe Rosenfield ’25 Center on the Grinnell College campus.

Naim, who served as ambassador to Ethiopia at the time of Operation Solomon, set in motion the airlift of more than 14,000 Ethiopian Jews to resettle in Israel. Born in Libya, he obtained a master’s of jurisprudence degree from Hebrew University before embarking on his lengthy foreign service career which also involved ambassadorships to Uganda, Kenya, Korea, and Finland.

Evolutionary Biologist to Deliver Scholars’ Convocation at Grinnell College

Friday, Nov. 6, 2009 12:30 pm


GRINNELL, IA—David Sloan Wilson will present “Evolving the City: Using Evolutionary Theory to Understand and Improve the Human Condition” at the Scholars’ Convocation at 11 a.m. on Thurs., Nov. 19 in Room 101 of the Joe Rosenfield ’25 Center on the Grinnell College campus.

Wilson, an evolutionary biologist, will talk about the relevance of the theory of evolution to many aspects of human affairs, including how evolutionary theory can help solve problems ranging from the quality of neighborhoods to large-scale social interaction.

First Mellon Mays Fellows Named at Grinnell College

Thursday, Nov. 5, 2009 12:30 pm


Four Grinnell College students are preparing to go to the head of the class as the next generation of college professors. The first cohort of Mellon Mays Fellows, made possible through a $500,000 four-year grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, has been selected from among third-year students at Grinnell who aspire to teach at the college level.

LEED Certification for Two Grinnell College Buildings

Friday, Oct. 16, 2009 11:30 am


GRINNELL, IA—Grinnell College has added two more Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified buildings to its green campus commitments.

The Joe Rosenfield ’25 Center, the campus center opened in 2006, and the Robert N. Noyce ’49 Science Center’s second phase construction completed in 2008, are the two latest additions to Grinnell’s LEED building certifications. The science center received the LEED silver designation, and the student center received the base certification.

Pioneers earn spot in MWC Championships

Fri, 2009-10-09 00:00 | By Anonymous (not verified)

The Grinnell College volleyball team has secured a spot in the Midwest Conference Championships for the first time since a qualifying system was implemented in 2005. Grinnell's fate was up in the air entering Saturday, but a loss by Ripon College loss propelled the Pioneers into the tournament and all the way up to the third seed. That means Grinnell, which finished 5-4 in the league, will take on second-seeded Beloit College in the first round this coming Friday at St. Norbert College in DePere, Wis. The top seed and host Green Knights will face Ripon in the other first-round match.