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Moyer relays the fun to Grinnell

When Wayne Moyer came to teach Political Science at Grinnell in 1973, fresh from earning a Ph.D. from Yale University, he carried with him the seeds of a tradition that has come to be a hallmark of Grinnell lore. That year, together with two students, Moyer organized the first Grinnell Relays—a festival replete with obstacle…

Courses go above and abroad

Most students take spring break as an opportunity to relax, return home or go on a trip. Rarely does schoolwork remain the main focus for students during these two weeks. However, that is not the case for two groups of students who gladly took the opportunity to partake in coursework during their breaks. During this…

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Day in the Life: Becca Richman ’15

9:00 a.m. – Wake up, remind myself where I am. 9:02 a.m. – Remind myself which administration is running Russia. 9:05 a.m. – Remind myself that it’s now a democracy. 9:06 a.m. – Remind myself Putin is different from Lenin. 10:00 a.m. – Discussion with EU on how Putin has no future plans for the…

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International alliances built in Haus of B

Beauties, brains, bachelorettes and broken hearts. Any of these could finish the ambiguous moniker of 1208 Main Street, affectionately called The Haus of B. However, there is no definite word for the house known for its laughter, theme parties and hospitality. The B stands for different things for different people, explained Christine Ajinjeru, Thelma Chiremba,…

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Research blossoms in greenhouse

On the third floor of the Noyce Science Center, an agave plant is about to bloom. Over the past several months it has grown over two meters, typically done before the plant actually flowers—an event that occurs just once every seven to 14 years. This agave now reaches the very top of the greenhouse’s glass…

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Professors trending on Twitter

Social media is slowly but surely becoming a part of every student’s life. However, they’re not the only ones. Some Grinnell professors have turned to Twitter as a way to personally and lightly engage their students outside of just the classroom. “If I find an article that relates to a class I’m teaching, I’ll repost…

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PUBTalks an instant hit

Last Thursday, Feb. 20 marked the start of Grinnell’s very own PUBTalks series. The concept derives from the well-known TEDTalks, where professionals from different fields give speeches based on their areas of expertise. Here at Grinnell, the structure gives professors 30 minutes to talk about what interests them and what they think would interest other…

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Goat House: Without heat, without fear

When they are not punching windows, throwing keggers or watching Blue Mountain State, one might find residents of the Goat House located at 817 7th Ave. on the football field instead. The rickety ol’ house hosts four Grinnell football players: Andrew Clark, Seth Gustafson, Morgan Kinsinger and Max Keller (all ’14). The Goat House, named…

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Students take it to the extreme

With one eye on nabbing the best deals and the other on an upcoming ski jump, Tim McCall ’15 and Emily Stuchiner ’15 make big things happen in the Grinnell Extreme Society (GES). Since its formation last fall, GES has found its way to the powdered ski slopes of Utah, deep caves of eastern Iowa…

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Making out the history of 100 Days

When one thinks of 100 Days, many things may come to mind. But despite what one might think of this acclaimed, senior-exclusive party, in the past, 100 Days provoked vastly different associations than it does today. Students, not so long ago would be surprised to see what the party has become. There is more history…