LEADERSHIP IN CRISIS
Nelson Mandela chose members of the regime that had imprisoned him to be part of his new government. He said he hated them but that he realized if he kept hating them, they would still control him. He was a complex man. This might be a good time to take a look at the lecture on Mandela by George Drake '56, Grinnell College Professor Emeritus of History and former president of the College, in Professor Drake's Leadership in Crisis video series, presented in the Forum Media Gallery.
WATCH YOUR MAILBOX
Why? ...because... The 2013 Grinnell College Honor Roll of Giving is on its way.
Help us carry Grinnell's best traditions forward into a new era. The College needs an additional $4 million-a-year more in net revenue to continue the current admission and aid protocols. Learn more on Forum and in the recent issue of The Grinnell Magazine.
The Center for Careers, Life, and Service (formerly the Career Development Office, or CDO) would like to offer you an opportunity to connect with current students by introducing them to your world of work and professional journey post-Grinnell. Now in its third year, the Externship Program is seeking 50 to 60 alumni hosts interested in providing this often eye-opening experience for students. Take some time to learn moreby visiting our Career Development page. But hurry--the deadline for your application is December 15. In fact... here's your application form!
HEADS UP, GRINNELLIANS!
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ALUMNI IN THE NEWS
An inventor, a jazzman, a novelist, an Emmy winner, an archjournalist, the sexiest man of 2013, and even a polymath! Find out more.
SEEKING NOMINATIONS FOR THE GRINNELL ATHLETICS HALL OF FAME
Nominations are due January 1, 2014. Find out more and submit a nomination online.
PHILANTHROPY ON CAMPUS
On Monday, November 11, as the snow flew on a cold start to the school week, Grinnell students took pen in hand to the Grinnell College Bookstore wall and expressed thanks for the part that generous donors play in the education experience at Grinnell. Visit our National Philanthropy page for more, including photos, a look at great Grinnell philanthropy posters designed by the Grinnell College Office of Communications, and some of what students wrote on the wall.