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Inversive Colors
Short film created for Adrian Khactu's class in Spring of 2015 shows a variety of people and couples in the Joseph Rosenfield Center on the Grinnell College campus.
Harry Hopkins: a Grinnellian in the New Deal
The catalog of an exhibit by the same name which focuses on Hopkins' experience as a Grinnell student and his contributions to the New Deal.
Lenertz, Diane (author); Dunnington, Sam (author)
The Grinnell Literary Societies: Documents, Photographs and Paraphernalia From Grinnell College's Earliest Student Organizations
During Grinnell’s earliest days, Alumni Hall rang out with fiery debate. Do we need political parties? Should the death penalty be abolished? For over 60 years, Grinnell College’s Literary Societies met to dance, converse, and hold forth on issues that are still pertinent in the 21st century. These groups were the beginning of a tradition that carries on with the impressive number of organized student groups that the campus currently enjoys. Join us as we look back at the Grinnell Literary Societies.
Denazification and Discourse in Post-War Germany
Isabella Leo's submission to the 2012 Peace Studies Student Conference
Neglected Tropical Diseases: The Ignored Pandemic
Jake Lindstrom's submission to the 2012 Peace Studies Student Conference
Lobanov-Rostovsky, Sophie
The Mail Gaze
Short film made for Adrian Khactu's Spring 2013 film studies class set in the mail room examining the gaze through the mail boxes.
Violence Causes Hunger in Guatemala: From Coups to CAFTA
Leah Lucas' submission to the 2012 Peace Studies Student Conference
Maloney, Joseph
Managing the Faithful: The Internal Labor Market of the Roman Catholic Church.
Although economists in recent years have begun to apply economic theory to the activities of religious organizations, very few have ventured deeply into the realm of the Roman Catholic Church and almost none have considered the confluence between Internal Labor Market Theory and the promotional job ladder for ordained Catholic clergyman. This analysis explores the implications of the Catholic Church’s internal promotional ladder on its level of theological flexibility and hence its ability to adjust to changing market conditions. Specifically, by treating the Catholic Church as an organization subject to many of the same market forces as ordinary business firms, the research presented in this analysis shows how much of the “crisis” the church is confronting in the modern era—such as the rapid decline in the number of priests—can be explained by microeconomic structures that have developed over the past two millennia. At the broadest level, this analysis offers a new paradigm for viewing resistance to change in the church and provides a model for understanding the long-term implications of inflexibility on the viability of the church as an institution.
Matzdorf, Ashlen (author)
Altering Clay: Enhancing Daily Rituals
My MAP furthered my exploration of ceramics, as a means of producing functional pieces that stand apart from ordinary, generic dinnerware sets. My goal was to bring a quality of artistic sophistication to a ritual we experience every day – consuming food off of hand-built yet functional works of art. My set includes five matching dinner plates, dessert plates, bowls, cups and mugs that were thrown using cone-10 clay. Additionally, I made two larger forms for serving food, a platter and a bowl. I believe this project produced works of art embodying craft and quality suitable to be displayed individually in a gallery. When all of the ceramic forms are brought together as a unified dinnerware set, it connects the artist's spirit with a unique dining ritual.
Consists of the Music 495 Senior Project proposal and the products of the project including the program from the public performance, movies, photos, music and text.
McClelland, David R. (author); Chenette, Jonathan L. (advisor); Chenette, Jonathan L. (advisor); Chenette, Jonathan L. (advisor); Chenette, Jonathan L. (advisor)
Iowa: Lines, Borders, Boundaries
Paper reporting on Mentored Advanced Project; 2 MAP posters; recital poster and program; 3 WAV sound recordings
Miller, Graeme H. (author)
Cello recital
Concert program for cello recital on December 8, 2006.
Education and Communication: Prevention of Intimate Partner Violence
We examined the relation between sex and relationship education, communication, and prevalence of intimate partner violence (IPV) among college-aged women. We hypothesized that (a) women who received more comprehensive sex and relationship education would report fewer IPV experiences, (b) women who received their sex and relationship education from certain sources would report fewer instances of IPV, and (c) women who communicated more with partners would experience fewer instances of IPV. The study consisted of a survey completed by 48 women at a liberal arts college regarding their IPV history, sex and relationship education, and communication with partners. The first hypothesis was not supported; however, the results showed that women who did not receive their education from a medical professional and women who communicated more with their partner experienced fewer instances of IPV. These results suggest the need for additional research into types of education as tools for preventing IPV and the importance of communication within relationships.
The Social Appropriation of Legacy : A Symptom of Elite Control in American Society
This paper examines how the legacies of assassinated individuals are preserved in the collective consciousness of America. While these legacies are deeply ingrained in national thought, they have been constructed in ways that are radically different from reality. They have been appropriated, as American society has simplified, changed, or ignored the actual beliefs and actions of these assassinated figures. Case studies of Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, Abraham Lincoln, and John F. Kennedy illustrate this. The metamorphosis of legacy described here does not occur out of ignorance and is not a product of collective action. Rather, it reflects elite control in America, as a small group of individuals influence the agents of socialization associated with instilling impressions of these figures (i.e. media and school system). The implications of the elite-controlled social appropriation of legacy are discussed in the context of the implementation of democratic governance.
Exploration: Discovering Inner and Outer Worlds Through Books
The catalog of an exhibition by the same name that examines physical and philosophical explration in fiction and nonfiction literature.
Cumulative Effects of Systematic Discrimination Against Transgender Americans
Aurora Quinn-Elmore's submission to the 2012 Peace Studies Student Conference
Redford, Hugh (author); Caulkins, Douglas (advisor); Caulkins, Douglas (advisor); Caulkins, Douglas (advisor); Caulkins, Douglas (advisor)
Exploring Self-governance at Grinnell
Presentation of research done for Mentored Advanced Project (MAP)in Anthropology on self-governance at Grinnell College
Darwin's rEvolution
The catalog for an exhibition of the same name.
P.A.L.S. Volunteer Retention Project, Final Report
Poweshiek Animal League Shelter (P.A.L.S.) started in 2004 with a group of volunteers and has continued to depend on volunteers through its development.


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