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  Thomas Neil ’14 got his wish, spending the summer immersed in the Arabic language and Omani history and culture. As a guest of the Sultanate of Oman’s Ministry of Education, Neil spent five days a week in immersive Arabic courses. His instructors included a Bedouin, who...
“Against Reason: Anti/Enlightenment Prints by Callot, Hogarth, Piranesi and Goya,” an art exhibition exploring the darker side of the Enlightenment, also known as the Age of Reason, opens Friday, April 3, at the Faulconer Gallery, Bucksbaum Center for the Arts. Beginning in the...
*/ This August, a dozen Grinnell alumni began a year of service through the Lutheran Volunteer Corps (LVC), a national service-leadership program that unites people to work for peace with justice. The program is popular among Grinnellians, and Grinnellians are popular with the...
Ever wonder about handling the rigors of both academics and athletics at Grinnell? Fully one third of Grinnell’s student body participates in varsity athletics. And while many Grinnell students achieve big things in sports (search Jack Taylor 138), all Grinnell student athletes...
Psychology major Fanchao (Frank) Zhu ’15 never expected to receive intensive business preparation as a liberal arts student. A scholarship through the College’s Center for Careers, Life, and Service (CLS) has changed his perspective. The psychology major from Nanjing, China...
Are you ready to shape your own learning? The individually advised curriculum at Grinnell College puts you in charge. There’s only one required course outside of your major, the First-Year Tutorial. So each semester you’ll have 16­–18 credits for exploring the academic world....
“Critical Narratives & Creative Forms: Fresh Perspectives from the Francophone World” activities run May 1–6, and include readings, lectures, a performance and opportunities to meet with those featured: Linda Brindeau, assistant professor of French, Dickinson College Pascale...
Taylor Watts ’16 had never danced before taking a salsa lesson during her New Student Orientation. She discovered she loved dance. Her passion for French goes back a little further, to her sophomore year in high school. Watts is combining both passions in a Mentored Advanced...
Jon Cohen ’14 describes the path he took to his independent major in Middle Eastern studies as a happy accident. When he arrived at Grinnell, Cohen knew he wanted to do something related to the social sciences and learn a new language. He took Arabic and tried out political...
The Lyra Baroque Orchestra, a professional period-instrument ensemble from Minneapolis, will join forces with the Grinnell Singers to perform Handel’s Esther. The Performance The concert will start at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 1, in Sebring-Lewis Hall. Although the concert is free...
Recent visitors include the following: Mabrouck Rachedi (French author of Algerian origin) Alain Geismar (French leader of 1968 strikes) Michel Wieviorka (French sociologist who studies violence, racism and antisemitism) Glenn Myrent (Film critic and author; taught a short...
  French scholar Jean Garapon comes to Grinnell to lead a three-week short course on Molière's first five-act play, L'Ecole des femmes (The School for Wives).   Garapon, who has published widely on French literature during the age of Louis XIV, will be guiding students through...
Win or lose, Todd Foreman ’95 will start a new chapter in his political life on May 7, 2015, election day in the United Kingdom. Foreman is the Labour Party candidate for North East Somerset, a constituency in southwest England. If elected, he’ll serve in the House of Commons...
Wellness on Grinnell’s campus comes in as many forms as its students have passions, and they don’t have to be strictly athletic passions. Synchronized swimming has been a fixture in Tea Cakarmis ’17’s life since her childhood, and it wasn’t something she could leave behind her...
Timbuktu, winner of seven Cesar Awards including Best Picture, will be shown at 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, at The Strand Theatre, 921 Main St., Grinnell. The screening is free and open to the public. The film centers on proud cattle herder Kidane, who lives peacefully in the...