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Writers@Grinnell Welcomes Distinguished Author, Tyehimba Jess, on Thursday, April 4, 2019 at 8 p.m.










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4:15 p.m. Roundtable and 8 p.m. Reading; Thursday, April 4, 2019.






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The Writers@Grinnell series continues with award winning, distinguished author, Tyehimba Jess.














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Tyehimba Jess will read from his work and discuss writing on Thursday, April 4, as part of the Writers@Grinnell series. The event, which is free and open to the public, will start at 8 p.m. in the Joe












Influential Grinnell Alumni: Clair Patterson '43








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Special Collections and Archives Spotlight Item, Burling First floor






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After graduating from Grinnell with a degree in chemistry, Patterson completed his Ph.D. at the University of Chicago and set out to answer an age old question: how old is planet Earth?














Feb 01, 2019








Special Collections and Archives' new Spotlight Item display on Burling first floor features Clair Patterson , Grinnell College Class of 1943, who is probably one of the most influential Grinnell












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Carly Schuna ’06






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Native Grinnellian becomes fluent in Japanese, makes her home in Japan






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“From the minute I was first introduced to Japanese in elementary school, my life changed,” says Anneke Walker Nagao ’87. “My whole life revolves around that moment.”














Jan 10, 2019








“From the minute I was first introduced to Japanese in elementary school, my life changed,” says Anneke Walker Nagao ’87 . “My whole life revolves around that moment.” Nagao grew up in the town of












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Anne Stein ’84






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How four Grinnellians joined together to make furniture from campus trees






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From flowering crabapples to sycamores, birches, and firs, the trees dotting Grinnell’s campus have served as familiar landmarks — as well as beloved spots to climb, make art, and meet for class — for generations of Grinnell students.














Jan 03, 2019








From flowering crabapples to sycamores, birches, and firs, the trees dotting Grinnell’s campus have served as familiar landmarks — as well as beloved spots to climb, make art, and meet for class — for












Anne Harris Appointed Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College








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Anne Harris of DePauw University, who has over 20 years of experience in higher education, will join Grinnell as vice president for academic affairs and dean of the College.














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Anne F. Harris has been appointed vice president for academic affairs and dean of the College. Harris currently serves as a professor and vice president for academic affairs at DePauw University in












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