The heart of KDIC

Despite its location in pastoral Iowa, country music is somewhat of a rarity on campus at Grinnell. Third-year students Emilio Gomez and John Gernon seek to change that with their KDIC radio show, The Heartland, which airs every Sunday from 6 to 7 p.m., and showcases country artists ranging from the iconic to the obscure….

Camille Dungy: The poet’s journey

Camille Dungy gave a roundtable discussion and reading in Faulconer Gallery this Thursday, Nov. 7, as part of the Writers@Grinnell program. Dungy is a poet, known for her books “Suck on the Marrow” and “What to Eat, What to Drink, What to Leave for Poison,” editor of the African-American nature poetry compilation “Black Nature” and…

Articulating Grinnell’s Institutional Identity

In order to make Grinnell’s global image more articulate and appealing, the College has hired Crane MetaMarketing, a Georgia-based metamarketing firm, to assist with what has been termed an “institutional identity project.” The project was started due to concerns that Grinnell is often not recognized as the high quality academic institution that it is. Vice…

All you need is love [your body week]

This week, students might feel a little extra affection towards their body as The Feminist Action Coalition (FAC) has put together Grinnell’s annual Love Your Body Week (LYBW). FAC collaborates with other student groups on campus to deliver a week chock-full of events to encourage student positivity surrounding their bodies and sexual expression. Kicking off…

Day in the Life: Thomas Neil ’14

6:45 a.m. — Alarm goes off. My grandpa and mom are up before 6 a.m. My hustle is weak, but I’ll get there. 7:15 a.m. — Pull out phone, listen three times to “Type of Way” and actually get up. 7:30 a.m. — Shower. 7:45 a.m. — Breakfast: eggs and grapefruit juice. 7:52 a.m. —…

Language alumni return to campus

Bonjour! Hola! Privet! Students had a chance to connect with language major alumni during the weekend of Nov. 1-3 at Grinnell’s Languages for Life Reunion. Events included an alumni roundtable session where students had the chance to ask questions about language majors, a foreign film night, a progressive party touring the various language houses and…

Don’t be that spy

  Posters throughout ARH extol the value of language learning, and invite passing students to pick a motivation for learning one or more to suit their worldview. Do it to be smarter, urges one. Do it to be more successful, another. Do it because of globalization and competition, yet another. Apparently, everyone’s learning English, so…

Q&A: Explaining gross national happiness

This past week, Thakur Powdyel—the former Minister of Education of Bhutan and one of the pioneers in instituting “gross national happiness” as an education policy in Bhutan—spent some time at Grinnell. During his stay, Powdyel spoke with various students, including Hall Wellness Coordinators and students concentrating in Global Development Studies. He delivered a talk titled…

SEG attends microfinance summit

Grinnell students are known for their commitment to social justice and community outreach, and that is exactly the type of work that the members of Social Entrepreneurs of Grinnell (SEG) do. SEG is a microfinance non-profit organization providing services internationally and locally. SEG operates internationally, but also locally, working with members of the Grinnell community,…