Daily Archives: March 5, 2015


Pacifica Quartet performs string music

Last Thursday, March 5, Grinnell College welcomed the highly acclaimed Pacifica Quartet to play in Sebring-Lewis Concert Hall. The string quartet is made up of the talent of Simin Ganatra, Sibbi Bernhardsson, Masumi Per Rostad and Brandon Vamos. Professor Nancy Gaub, Music, was the main force in bringing the quartet to campus. “I am the…


Visiting playwright and poet shares process

Visiting playwright and poet Dan O’Brien spoke at an event held in Faulconer Gallery last Thursday, March 5, titled “Writing Across Genre.” In addition to sharing his work, O’Brien has taught a weeklong one-act play short course at the College this spring. The event featured O’Brien’s “War Reporter,” a collection of poetry adapted from his…


Sandie Yi talks disability and art

Last Monday, artist Sandie Yi presented “Crip Couture,” a talk about how disability informs her work. The event, which took place in Main Lounge, involved Yi showing and discussing photographs of her body adornment pieces. Yi has studied art therapy and is currently pursuing a doctorate degree in disability studies at the University of Illinois…


“Seeing Red” in the Smith Gallery

Behind the velvet curtains that cover its windows, the Smith Gallery is bathed in a seductive rouge glow for “Seeing Red,” a minimalistic installation by studio art major Elli Jung ’16. Three long, rectangular panes of glass hang from the ceiling at right angles to each other, forming a sort of open box. A projector…


Basketball falls in Conference as season ends

After a rousing season that saw the Grinnell men’s basketball team make the Midwest Conference Tournament title game for the second year in a row, the Pioneers’ season ended last weekend with a 73-91 loss to St. Norbert College in De Pere, Wisconsin. The Pioneers, who finished the season 15-10, were within striking distance for…


Students ignite creativity in community

Last Saturday, students had the opportunity to engage with the greater Grinnell community through art and education by participating in the Ignite Program. The program, formed last fall, allows Grinnellians to create and teach classes to students in preschool through eighth grade on a specific theme. Last weekend’s program focused on art and Faulconer Gallery….


Day in the life: Hameed Weaver ’17

5:45 a.m.—Wake up for that Fajr prayer tho. I’m trying to get back on that five times a day grind. 5:53 a.m.—Go back to sleep. 7:50 a.m.—Wake up for my 8 a.m. class. 7:52 a.m.—I say hi to my sleeping roommate Mineta Suzuki ’17 and then I tell him he’s a nobody. 7:55 a.m.—Dress like…


Grinnell named a top Peace Corps school

Grinnell was recently named the number 10 school for graduate participation in the Peace Corps under the “Small College and Universities” category, according to rankings released by the Peace Corps, moving up 11 spots from last year. Currently, 11 Grinnell graduates are serving in the Peace Corps, and Grinnell has had a long-standing relationship with…