For prospective students, parents of prospective students, and others with similar interests
A response to parents and prospectives who asked about the differences.
Grinnell’s CS department (Essay #8)
A response to students who ask about the differences between CS at Grinnell and CS at our peer institutions.
Additional information about the department.
Grinnell’s Individually Advised Curriculum (Essay #24)
One of the highlights of a Grinnell education.
Grinnell’s Mission Statement (Essay #166)
The statement that guides a Grinnell education.
MathLAN: Grinnell’s Linux Network (Essay #52)
How Linux integrates with a Grinnell education.
Research in CS at Grinnell (2016 Edition) (Essay #59)
A short overview of student-faculty research, with some details about the topics from summer 2016.
Studying at Grinnell (Essay #182)
A more general comparison of Grinnell to its peers, reflecting on overall characteristics of the institution and the student body.
What kind of computer should you buy? (Essay #2)
A response to a recent question from a prospective student. Also a response to a question that I get way too often.
Why study CS? (Essay #33)
Computer science is an awesome discipline. Here, I reflect not only on some of the reasons that I study CS, but also reasons that students might want to study CS.
A draft MathLANifesto (Essay #238)
Some more thoughts about our approach to teaching.
Outcomes of a liberal arts education (Essay #248)
Why study at a liberal arts college?
A spectrum of international CS majors (Musing #273)
A short reflection on the variety of people you will meet in the CS department.
Summer research with students (Musing #292)
Why I offer summer research opportunities.
Self-studying computer science (Musing #1051)
I’d rather you take our classes, but here are some alternatives.
Preparing to do HCI (Musing #1052)