American Jews as a group have been defined, politically and historically, by both their commitment to American liberal values and their affinity for the State of Israel. However, recent studies suggest that younger American Jews are becoming increasingly alienated from the Jewish state. This paper seeks to explain this trend in the context of the historical and political experience of the American Jewish community.
Grabinski, Thomas Dale; Maw, Saw Min; Saderholm, Ian James; Sinai-Yunker, Emma Dorothy; Fainberg, Vadim V.
This goal of this project was to explore the potential barriers experienced by Grinnell residents when accessing food assistance resources. This project was completed by a student research group on behalf of Mid-Iowa Community Action Inc. (MICA) in Grinnell Iowa due to MICA’s concern that Grinnell residents are not utilizing the food assistance resources in Grinnell to their fullest potential. Although Grinnell families may utilize resources beyond the city of Grinnell, due to time constraints, the researchers limited the scope of the project to just those to questioning that lie within Grinnell’s city limits. Researchers identified the following as the primary food assistance resources for Grinnell residents: MICA, Food Recovery Network (FRN), Giving Gardens (Gardens), Community Meal, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (federal food stamps, or SNAP), Bountiful Baskets, Grinnell FoodShare, and the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC). They then examined the following questions regarding these resources: (1) which food assistance resources in Grinnell are food insecure families utilizing, and which are they not utilizing? And, (2) why are food insecure individuals choosing to utilize certain resources and not others?
The Grinnell Historical Museum is a nonprofit organization that seeks to promote Grinnell community history, gather objects of historic value, and to preserve them for cultural and educational purposes for present and future generations. In recent years, the museum has faced a declining numbers of visitors. The purpose of this research was to determine how to increase attendance at the museum. We composed a list of recommendations that we feel can increase attendance while still being affordable and feasible for the museum.
Using Gambia as the location, the author explores the question of whether it is possible for Human rights organizations to work with/alongside authoritarian regimes to benefit the people in the country.
This report represents the methods, findings and recommendations resulting from a program evaluation conducted at Grinnell High School this semester about the effectiveness of the tools used by the school’s counseling department to determine students’ postsecondary plans. This research was conducted by two students in Monty Roper’s Practicing Anthropology course (ANT293) at Grinnell College, wherein students theorized, researched, interviewed and analyzed their data with the intention of benefitting the greater Grinnell community with their findings.
Historically, the gulf between Beethoven and Schoenberg was Romanticism: its birth heralded by Beethoven’s Eroica symphony in 1804 and its demise crystallized by Schoenberg’s revolutionary atonality, Romanticism in music used the deconstruction of Classical form as a means of communicating emotion in abstract instrumental works. However, the key to understanding why critics’ responses to Beethoven and to Schoenberg were so different lies in recognizing, first, the commonality of the critics’ approaches in both instances.
Korn, Max Aaron, 1985- (author); Li, Song, 1985- (author); McFall, Christina Julia, 1986- (author); Nothwehr, Erin Joanna, 1985- (author); Nye, Melissa, 1985- (author); Prescott, Anna Tekla, 1984- (author); Shannon, Laura Mary, 1985- (author); Sullivan, Janaki Ann, 1984- (author); Andelson, Jonathan Gary, 1949- (author); Allison, Rachel C. (author); Chu, Emmon Zun-Xun, 1985- (author); King, Benjamin Francis, 1984- (author)
The LU decomposition is a standard matrix factorization, which expresses a matrix as the product of a lower triangular matrix and an upper triangular matrix. This is typically used in numerical linear algebra. We use this technique to find new formulas in pure mathematics. We will demonstrate new identities related to three-term recurrence relations, especially orthogonal polynomials, and Euler and Bernoulli numbers. We will also discuss the LU decomposition in Vandermonde matrices. The use of Maple, a powerful computer algebra system, was an essential tool used in this research.
While the depth of a room in a building has often been found to lead to reduced interaction, this was not the case in Noyce Science Center in May, 2009. Facilities available to students were important to room use, and corresponded, in part, to student opinion on study preferences. While study areas separated the science majors, they did not exclude non-majors and underclassmen. In fact, more non-science-majors use study areas in Noyce than do science majors, though science majors spend more time in these.
This video is designed for college students preparing to study abroad. It contains information about the differences in nonverbal communication that they might encounter abroad. Once the students are aware of this information, they are better prepared to adjust their behavior while abroad, if needed. The video is also intended to be watched before returning to the home country, to prepare for reverse culture shock that a student might also encounter