Russell K. Osgood, professor of law at Cornell University of Law, is named Grinnell’s 12th president. His tenure would see a large amount of building construction and renovation on campus.

The white Iowa limestone residence halls continue the loggia tradition at Grinnell and allow the College to house a larger student body.


Tom Cech ’70, Nobel Prize winner, and Walter Koenig ’58, of Star Trek fame, are among those who celebrate the rededication of Robert N. Noyce ’49 Science Center after extensive renovations.  Koenig says “"There's a reason we're called Pioneers. There are no limits on the impact Grinnell has — on us and on the world."

Raynard S. Kington, former deputy director of the National Institutes of Health, is named Grinnell’s 13th president.

President Raynard S. Kington announces an annual prize program to honoring social entrepreneurs under 40. The prize includes $100,000, half given to the individual and half to his or her organization, and winners come to campus for symposiums and presentations. The first prizes are awarded in 2011.