Friday, April 15, 2005

Grinnellian [grin-EL-ee-uhn]

Of, or pertaining to, a person who attends Grinnell College, in Grinnell Iowa.

I had the pleasure of visiting this college earlier this week. Fascinating place. I interviewed 20 students there, all of whom are extremely bright, inquisitve people. They are critics of the world around them, yet everyone was just so darn nice to each other and to me and my colleague. Most tended to be liberal in their political views. They are highly aware of the world around them, yet all of them referred to the Grinnell "Bubble" in which they live. In my opinion, the bubble has a very thin membrane because these students have a direct connection to the pulse of current world events.

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