Civil discourse is engagement in conversation intended to enhance understanding. Grinnell is a tight-knit community, and we like to come together to discuss issues that are important to everyone on campus. These conversations take place in and out of the classroom, in formal and informal settings, and all value free expression and thoughtful dialogue.


Crane's institutional identity presentation and Review & Reflection Paper are now available.

Patti Crane will provide a framework and an overview of their Review & Reflection Paper, which summarizes Crane's deep study of everything Grinnell: their numerous individual and group conversations with faculty, staff, and students; phone interviews with Trustees, alumni, students, parents...