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The Jesse Macy House at 1205 Park Street opened in spring 2008— a newly renovated home for many of the College's distinguished programs. The house brings together programs that regularly enrich the lives of Grinnellians by bringing special speakers and performers to campus,...

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Workplace safety: Call for greater coordination among stakeholders National and international stakeholders have been urged to forge a greater coordination among them to ensure sustainable improvement in workplace safety in Bangladesh. The call emerged from a discussion in New...
Should Colleges Be Judged by Graduates’ Pay? September 18, 2013 To the Editor: James B. Stewart's column noted that Grinnell College was rated 17th in the U.S. News rankings but was 366th in the PayScale ranking for midcareer median salary. We recalled the parent orientation for...

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"Grinnell put us together. This is the meeting place," says Serbian Kristina Duric '13. She and Californian Cynthia Amezcua '14 talk about international friendships, the global Grinnell family, and living abroad. Meet Grinnell in a minute and a half, then go deeper with our...

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Founded in 1846, Grinnell College is a private, coed, residential liberal arts and sciences college located in Grinnell, Iowa. We confer bachelor of arts degrees in 26 major fields and offer individualized curriculum planning and advising. Independent majors are possible. Our...

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When I was awarded a spot in Seventeen Magazine’s Freshman 15 (a group 15 girls chosen from around the country to document their college experiences), I was ecstatic — but unsure how my participation would be received on campus. After all, I thought, Grinnell College students...
1846 -- Trustee James J. Hill created the College's endowment with a single silver dollar on the table.     1882 -- After a cyclone ravaged the campus just before Commencement in 1882, the College rallied, with the help of local leader J.B. Grinnell, to raise the funds to...
Dear Grinnell, Could you explain to me how I became a college senior? I understand that classes were involved and the passage of time and a whole bunch of homework, but what happened? And now it’s my last year and in eight short months, I will be released into the world to...
“You know, now that you’re starting college, you’re really an adult. You’ve got to be grown-up now.” How many of us have heard that from those *cough* well-meaning adults in our lives? To some extent, being an adult at Grinnell is necessary; for most of us, it’s our first time...
Issue:  Spring 2009 When my fellow Alt Breakers and I started to give each other nicknames, I knew all barriers between us had vanished. It surprised me — after less than a week together on our spring break service trip, our group skipped the polite acquaintance period that...
Sunspot scientist came close to flying on orbital mission Las Cruses BulletinLas Cruses, Nm., United StatesJuly 22, 2011 The scientist who looked up at the Sun from atop the Sacramento Mountains hoped to get an even closer look, as a payload specialist, during the STS-51F Space...
When they started working on their Mentored Advanced Project (MAP), Ben Doehr ’15 and Caleb Sponheim ’15 had no idea how moved some observers would be, by a display of lights, triggered by the viewers’ very presence. Like so many Grinnell students, Doehr and Sponheim employed...
Fox Sports featured Coach David Arseneault and “The System” — Grinnell’s fast-paced, high-scoring, record-setting basketball. “As far as I know, the game is still about trying to outscore the opponent,” says Arseneault. Not only does the video refer to “Coach A” as a “mad...
Grinnell College Athletics recognizes that one of its most important supporters is the community youth. Because of that, the College wants to acknowledge this group by offering a special program for young Pioneer fans. THE ZONE is a fan club for youth (eighth graders and younger...
The Grinnell College men's and women's track and field squads were named 2009 Division III All-Academic Teams by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.Fifty-one men's programs and 100 women's teams earned the honor, which is given to squads with a...
Issue:  Winter 2007 Author:  Lindsay Robinson ’09 As a first-year student, I dabbled in a little bit of everything. I went to half a dozen meetings every week and signed up to be on all the mailing lists. I was planning events with Concerned Black Students, Grinnell...
  The Wall Street Journal - New York, NY, United States - 5/6/2009 Read the article. Read President Osgood's essay.
The Grinnell College men's soccer team enjoyed a historic season in 2009, and that success has been reflected by the All-Midwest Conference selections. Brian Jaworski has been named MWC Coach of the Year, and Pioneers Alex Exarhos '10, JP Prouty '10 and Andrew Stephenson '10...
  Grinnell College's Frances Leslie '10 was named to the honorable mention list of the 2009 National Soccer Coaches Association of America Scholar All-Central Region Women's Team. The forward also helped the Pioneer women claim the 2009 Team Academic Award from the NSCAA. Leslie...
Pinned, then Dunked! If you saw a group of women looking down from an open window of a South Campus dorm, as the sounds of "Honey, honey bless your heart" drifted up from the lawn below, you would be witnessing the result of a pinning at Grinnell College. Some lucky coed had...
  For the fourth time in her career, Grinnell College women's soccer player Miki Nakamura '10 (left) has been named to the All-Midwest Conference First Team. Nakamura, a midfielder/forward from Honolulu, Hawaii (Kamehameha), finished among the Pioneers' all-time leaders in...
  Author:   Ted Schultz Grinnell College’s Juan Carlos Perez ’11 (Quito, Ecuador/Martim Cerere) has been named the Midwest Conference Men’s Tennis Performer of the Week. Perez, the defending Midwest Conference No. 1 singles champ, had an impressive weekend to say the...
Groundbreaking author and transgender activist Janet Mock will discuss her best-selling book during Pride Week. “It’s important that people on this campus get to see someone like Janet Mock speak about her life and struggle,” says Javon Garcia ’14, a senior in gender, women’s,...
Remy Ferber’s love affair with Grinnell College began at night. The beautiful, modern buildings mixed with distinguished, historic ones impressed her as she toured the campus with her father. “I kind of fell in love with the school then and there,” says Ferber ‘14, a fourth-year...
Issue:  Fall 2007 Author:  Mona Ghadiri '11 Like every other eager Grinnellian, I had a countdown to the day I would get the chance to find out who my roommate would be for that exciting and scary unknown that is the first year of college. I had my doubts about living with a...
Issue:  Fall 2007 Author:  Caitlin Carmody '08 Two years ago I led a small group discussion about self-governance during New Student Orientation. I tried my best to explain the fairly nebulous concept and did a passable job, but there was one persistently inquisitive first-year...
Issue:  Fall 2009 Author:  Amy Henning ’10 In my first English class at Grinnell, I was awed by some of the upperclassman. Not only did they know their lit theory, but they also seemed to be involved in some mysterious, nebulous thing called the English SEPC. Was it a clique...
2012 Merlot Classics Award - Stat2Labs The Sloan ConsortiumNewburyport, Ma., United StatesAugust 3, 2012 Dr. Kuiper's creative and engaging games and labs exemplify reform efforts in Statistics Education, and she is highly deserving of a MERLOT Classics Award. Editor Notes: ...
Issue:  Spring 2010 Author:  Kat Atcheson '12   Do you know what’s really cool? Seeing the stripes on Jupiter. The craters on the moon. The Andromeda Galaxy, which is approximately 2 million light years away. I got to see all of them last semester when I took Professor Cadmus...
  Issue:  Winter 2010   Author:  Sunanda Vaidheesh '12   Grinnellians love to dress up. We embrace every chance to put away our homework and don the most ridiculous, fantastic costumes you’ve ever seen — and we do it at least three times a semester! Part of the fun is...
Rewarding experiences inside the classroom and beyond. The opportunity to focus on learning that matters most to you. The excitement of firsthand research and a vibrant, supportive learning community with global outcomes... Meet Grinnell in a minute and a half, then go deeper...
  Issue:  Summer 2007 Author:  Colette Boilini ’08 It’s a balmy summer morning in San Francisco, and I can feel the sun cascading across my shoulders as I stroll down the sidewalk. As I gently flip my hair off of my shoulders, a figure in the distance catches my attention...
  Posted by:  Raynard S. Kington Alas, the ranking season is upon us once again. Colleges and universities across the country are ranked on everything from food to politics, from sustainability to hipster-ness, from rigor to partying. Newspapers, magazines, online postings...
  Issue:  Fall 2007 Author:  Erin Sindewald ’08 It is a clear blue day, the flowers are in bloom, and the birds are chirping songs of grandeur. Smiling students of all races, genders, and socioeconomic levels are sprawled out on the lawn eating lunch, presumably loving...
  Issue:  Winter 2010 Author:  Ross Preston '10   As a senior who for almost four years now has enjoyed stretching the possibilities of where homework can most enjoyably be completed, I hereby submit a top 10 list of places to casually get stuff done on...
Issue: Spring 2009 Author: Ross Preston '10 Thinking back to the summer before I came to Grinnell, I recall an inordinate amount of anticipation for everything Grinnell-related that came my way. I would check my Grinnell e-mail account, only to find no new messages. I was...
  Issue:  Spring 2008 Author:  Stephanie Rosenbaum ’08   As a travelin’ woman, I’m proud to say that I have never spent New Year’s Eve at home during my time in college. My first year, I spent time in Overland Park, Kan., with a friend from school, along with her friends from...
William D. Ferguson Professor of Economics Gertrude B. Austin Professor of Economics The chair was created in 1963 by Gertrude Bishop Phillips (’09) Austin and Charles Burgess Austin, who was Instructor in Economics at Grinnell in 1910 and 1911. The previous holder of the chair...

News Release

  Grinnell, IA   6/13/11 Two Grinnell College alumni have been awarded Joseph F. Wall Alumni Service Awards of $25,000 each for service projects in their selected non-profit organizations. The Wall Alumni Service Awards are named for the late Joseph F. Wall, a...
Grinnell, IA 3/30/11 Two Grinnell College students have been awarded Goldwater Scholarships for up to $7,500 toward tuition and expenses for the 2011-12 academic year. The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship Program was established by Congress to encourage excellence in...
  Grinnell, IA 3/16/12 Grinnell College senior Wadzanai Motsi has been awarded a prestigious Watson Fellowship for one year of independent study and travel abroad. Motsi, an independent major in international relations from Zimbabwe, is one of only 40 students nationwide to...
Grinnell College has announced the winners of the second annual  Grinnell Prize honoring young innovators for social change: Cristi Hegranes, executive director and founder, Global Press Institute; Jacob A. Wood, president of  Team Rubicon, and William B. McNulty III vice...
Grinnell College today announced the creation of a $300,000 annual prize program to honor individuals under the age of 40 who have demonstrated leadership in their fields and who show creativity, commitment and extraordinary accomplishment in effecting positive social change....