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The winners of the 2019 Pioneer Weekend innovation competition. Photo by Scott Lew.

Pioneer Weekend promotes collaborative innovation

Zoe Kaufmann September 26, 2019

Last weekend, Grinnell College hosted Pioneer Weekend, an innovation competition for students that teaches entrepreneurship skills and provides experience in creating viable consumer products. The...

Experimental College: from personal finance to songwriting

Experimental College: from personal finance to songwriting

Kelly Page November 3, 2017

There’s only one place at Grinnell College where one can take classes about how to brew beer, freestyle, write songs or be wealthy: the Experimental College, commonly referred to as ExCo. Students...

Drones are growing in popularity for both racing and videography.

Background Noyce: Jonathan Gilmour

April 27, 2017

By Philip Kiely Don’t be alarmed if you see drones racing across the sky or taking swooping aerial videography, it’s probably Jonathan Gilmour ’19 with his Experimental College...

Incoming class sets record for early decision committment

Incoming class sets record for early decision committment

April 27, 2017

By Philip Kiely The Grinnell College Athletic Department has used a variety of recruiting strategies to attract student athletes for the class of 2021. While each head coach...

New Democratic Party Chair Derek Eadon

April 20, 2017

By Philip Kiely In Jan. of this year, the Iowa Democratic Party elected their new chair, Derek Eadon. The recent elect stresses accessibility and inclusiveness as his focus for...

Jasper Cole-Kink ’19, Silas Hammel ’19, Ian Donaldson ‘20, Jamal Preston ’19, Lauren MacKenzie ’19 and J’Remi Barnes  19 comprise T.G.I.F. They will perform their blend of R&B and pop on April 22 and April 28.

Limelight: T.G.I.F

April 13, 2017

T.G.I.F is a student band making a name for itself in the Grinnell student music scene. Jasper Cole-Kink ’19 on drums, Silas Hammel ’19 on bass, Ian Donaldson ‘20 on piano and Jamal Preston ’19,...

Photo by Helena Gruensteidl

BAX and Vietnam War photos new to Faulconer Gallery

April 6, 2017

By Philip Kiely A stunning pair of contrasting exhibits open this Friday in Faulconer Gallery: both the gallery of student work in the Bachelor of Arts Exhibition (BAX) and a...

Grinnell Fight Club unites practitioners of a variety of martial arts.

Grinnell “Fight Club” practices martial arts

April 6, 2017

By Graham Dodd Grinnell College now has a Fight Club. Far from the grungy basements of its namesake, the club meets in the Bear’s Dance Studio, and members are encouraged to talk...

Photo by Jenny Dong

Let’s learn about water polo!

March 9, 2017

By Philip Kiely Water polo, a contact sport, is known for bloody Olympic games and being incredibly hard. Because the game is played in the pool, players wear no safety equipment,...

Hassan Thompson 19 and Grace Thompson live in town with their eighteen-month-old son.

Grinnell College student parents share their stories

March 2, 2017

By Philip Kiely Being a college student is a demanding job; classes, activities and work take up a lot of time for everyone. At Grinnell, several students balance these responsibilities...

Dhruv Bakshi 17 and Sam Burt 17 pose together outside the Spencer Grill.

Across the world to East Street

February 23, 2017

By Philip Kiely Dhruv Bakshi ’17, who hails from Jakarta, Indonesia, came over 9,700 miles to get to Grinnell. Sam Burt ’17 traveled two blocks. Of everyone with publicly listed...

Photo by Takahiro Omura. John Gallagher 17, Polly Carr 18 and Karin Yndestad 17 lead the Queer Athlete and Allies group on campus.

Queer Athletes and Allies strive to make all in the community welcome at the Bear

February 16, 2017

By Philip Kiely Queer Athletes and Allies (QAA) has a new staff advocate, Holly Roepke, the newly hired Assistant Athletic Director for diversity and inclusion. She is replacing...

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