Daily Archives: November 9, 2012

Pointing to endowment, faculty advise restrained action on financial aid

By Peter Sullivan  sullivan3@grinnell.edu Some professors are asking whether projections for endowment returns are too low in models used to show the need for financial aid changes, and interviews with professors indicate the faculty largely believes the College’s financial situation requires at most modest changes that retain the need-blind admissions policy they overwhelmingly support. The…

Tunes Motivate Athletes

By Darwin Manning  manningd@grinnell.edu There has long been a linkage of music with sports and a sentiment that the two distinctly complement each other. For Grinnell’s athletes, this is certainly the case, though they may vary in personal genre preference. Student-athletes across every sport require the rhythm and groove from their music to get them in…

Agricultural Poetry

Mary Swander, a professor of English and a Distinguished Professor of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Iowa State University, was named the Poet Laureate of the State of Iowa in 2009. She is currently touring for her play Farmscape, a docudrama capturing the changing rural environment. Were you interested in agriculture when you were young?…

Coralina visits Grinnell

By Darwin Manning  manningd@grinnell.edu This week it was not only election politics that infiltrated Grinnell, but also Cuban music, in the form of the Cuban choir Schola Cantorum Coralina. Last Wednesday night, the group performed several different styles of music, from contemporary to popular Cuban, and other Latin-American influenced pieces. The group was originally recruited…

Spotlight: Nicole Sipfle

Nicole Sipfle, co-captain and midfielder of the Grinnell women’s soccer team, talks soccer, Disco Pogo and medical schools.   What’s your first memory of playing soccer? My first memories are from playing on a co-ed team when I was younger just because I thought the girls didn’t play hard enough. So I played on a…

Seminar students share Smith

By Prisca Kim  kimprisc@grinnell.edu From November 5 to November 9, the Smith Gallery featured artwork from students taking Hybrid Media, a studio art seminar. Kamila Berkalieva ’13, Lauren Caskey ’13, Matt Mertes ’12.5 and Christopher Squier ’13 created pieces for a mid-semester exhibition. Caskey’s work, titled Lines Through Definition: A Drawing Series, is a collection…

Hand to Mouth to stage

By Kelly Pyzik pyzikkel@grinnell.edu Small, dark, and surreal, Hand to Mouth is a poignant, site-specific piece of contemporary theater taking place in Faulconer Gallery. The show will be staged in a newly-created, temporary space designed by Craig Quintero, Theatre. Playing with a different way of telling stories, Hand to Mouth allows the audience to create…

Bowerbirds return to the nest

By Geo Gomez gomezgeo@grinnell.edu This Sunday evening, Bowerbirds, a band from Raleigh, North Carolina, will be performing in Herrick with bands Prypyat and Victorian Gaslight. Despite Bowerbirds’ exotic origins, however, lead vocalist and guitarist Phil Moore’s roots lie much closer to home for Grinnellians. In fact, Moore was originally from Grinnell, Iowa. Bowerbirds sounds something…