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Ah yes, the Mary Be James Crossdressing Games

Grinnell College gets a reference in NY Times today:

School traditions might also indicate where you belong. Take Colgate University and Grinnell College, two rural liberal arts colleges on pretty campuses that accept students with similar SAT scores and grades. Colgate students begin and end their college careers with a torchlight procession to a bonfire where they sing the school song. A big tradition at Grinnell is the annual Mary B. James cross-dressing ball. It should be no surprise that Colgate is beloved by preppy scholar-athletes while Grinnell is a haven for hipsters who discuss Derrida into the wee hours.

My impression of Grinnell students is that we are way more hippie than hipster, but okay.

On a related, albeit tangential topic, Grinnell alums recently started a facebook group that has been fascinating for the glimpses it provided into life now of Grinnell alums and life then. Read the rest of this entry »

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