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  Media Relations The media relations team acts as a direct liaison between Grinnell College and both print and broadcast media. Staff issue news releases, communicate Grinnell news and information to media outlets, and facilitate student/faculty interaction with the press.For...
  Media Relations The media relations team acts as a direct liaison between Grinnell College and both print and broadcast media. Staff issue news releases, communicate Grinnell news and information to media outlets, and facilitate student/faculty interaction with the press.For...
  Media Relations The media relations team acts as a direct liaison between Grinnell College and both print and broadcast media. Staff issue news releases, communicate Grinnell news and information to media outlets, and facilitate student/faculty interaction with the press.For...
Mission and Audience The mission of the website is to communicate strategic messages to external audiences, with particular focus on showing: The dynamic nature of life on campus The academic opportunities available to students The success of our graduates The caliber of our...
Mission and Audience The mission of the website is to communicate strategic messages to external audiences, with particular focus on showing: The dynamic nature of life on campus The academic opportunities available to students The success of our graduates The caliber of our...

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During the summer of 1970, I was a member of the construction crew that built the Physical Education Complex, or PEC. It was a hot job during a hot summer during a hot time. As I watched the building come down during 2010–11 while visiting my son, C.J. Erickson ’11, I began to...
Issue: Spring 2011 Author: Liting Cong '11 Social responsibility is one of the College’s core values. Hundreds of students, faculty, and staff are involved in dozens of community service programs. Here are 10 that hint at the variety of opportunities available. Liberal Arts in...
  Issue:   Spring 2008 Jackie: How did you end up at Grinnell? Tom: In 1982, I was in the process of finishing up my master's degree in counseling. And I was looking to work for a college that would allow me to do counseling and not focus on discipline. So that's one of...
Twenty-five years ago I helped kill dozens of other human beings. At that time I was a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Grinnell College with two degrees in philosophy. I also was an expert in directing 100-pound high explosive projectiles to scream from the sky and burst among the...
Twenty-five years ago I helped kill dozens of other human beings. At that time I was a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Grinnell College with two degrees in philosophy. I also was expert in directing 100-pound high explosive projectiles to scream from the sky and burst among the...
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...
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...
As I sit in my laboratory, the radio plays "Green Grow the Rushes Oh" and I am swept back in an instant to the summer of 1957 when 10 of us wended our way down to the Chiricahua Mountains in Arizona, where we spent eight weeks at the Southwest Research Station as part of our...
How did she get to Grinnell? She was a pioneer child who grew up more than 200 miles from Grinnell, on homesteaded lands in northwest Iowa. Born just as the Civil War was winding down, she was the daughter of people who trekked from New England across a country still largely...
Edith Renfrow Smith '37 interviewed by Jacqueline Hartling Stolze, editor of The Grinnell Magazine Early Days at Grinnell               [audio:30266] 16 min, 15MB Get an Education!               [audio:30267] 11 min, 10MB Stories of Slavery               [audio:30268] 14...
Edith Renfrow Smith '37 interviewed by Jacqueline Hartling Stolze, editor of The Grinnell Magazine Early Days at Grinnell               [audio:30266] 16 min, 15MB Get an Education!               [audio:30267] 11 min, 10MB Stories of Slavery               [audio:30268] 14...
Emily Bergl ’97 may be Hollywood’s most famous Grinnellian actor of her generation. Perhaps best known as Annie O’Donnell in the television show Men in Trees, Beth Young in Desperate Housewives, and Tammy Bryant in the drama series Southland, she’s also acted in movies and on...
Emily Bergl ’97 may be Hollywood’s most famous Grinnellian actor of her generation. Perhaps best known as Annie O’Donnell in the television show Men in Trees, Beth Young in Desperate Housewives, and Tammy Bryant in the drama series Southland, she’s also acted in movies and on...
Emily Bergl ’97 may be Hollywood’s most famous Grinnellian actor of her generation. Perhaps best known as Annie O’Donnell in the television show Men in Trees, Beth Young in Desperate Housewives, and Tammy Bryant in the drama series Southland, she’s also acted in movies and on...
Issue: Spring 2009 Greetings from a Grinnellian who is living in Obamaland. Did you know I live a block from President Obama's Chicago home? It is incredibly thrilling and exciting. You can't imagine! As I write this before the inauguration, the streets and sidewalks are blocked...
Grinnell is known for graduating students with a strong sense of social justice—in fact, one part of the mission of Grinnell is to graduate women and men who “work to use their knowledge and their abilities to serve the common good.” Three Grinnell alumni, all focusing on public...
  Issue: Summer 2007Author: Lindsay Dennis '08 After spending last summer working as a cashier for a Safeway grocery store in Portland, Ore., I was very adamant about finding a more intellectually stimulating (and less customer service related) occupation for the summer of...
  Issue:  Spring 2009Author: Todd Patrick Armstrong I traveled to Nanjing, China, during spring break 2008 - for the first time as a member of the Russian department. The previous three times had been in my former capacity as director of the Center for International Studies...
  Issue:  Spring 2009Author: Todd Patrick Armstrong I traveled to Nanjing, China, during spring break 2008 - for the first time as a member of the Russian department. The previous three times had been in my former capacity as director of the Center for International Studies...
  Issue:  Spring 2009Author: Todd Patrick Armstrong I traveled to Nanjing, China, during spring break 2008 - for the first time as a member of the Russian department. The previous three times had been in my former capacity as director of the Center for International Studies...
  Issue: Spring 2010 Author: (Unpublished) Erin Labasan If you’re a student-athlete (emphasis on “student”), you will almost certainly love it at Grinnell. Sure, depending on your sport, you can find higher levels of athletic competition at other schools, but to find a...
  Issue: Spring 2010 Author: (Unpublished) Erin Labasan If you’re a student-athlete (emphasis on “student”), you will almost certainly love it at Grinnell. Sure, depending on your sport, you can find higher levels of athletic competition at other schools, but to find a...
  Issue: Spring 2010 Author: (Unpublished) Erin Labasan If you’re a student-athlete (emphasis on “student”), you will almost certainly love it at Grinnell. Sure, depending on your sport, you can find higher levels of athletic competition at other schools, but to find a...
  Issue: Spring 2010 Author: Erika Graham ’10 An Excerpt from Immortal Emilie by Erika Graham ’10 You call me to you, vast and powerful mind,Minerva of France, immortal EmilieI awake at your voice, I march to your insights,In the footsteps of virtues and of the truth.  ...
  Issue: Spring 2010 Author: Erika Graham ’10 An Excerpt from Immortal Emilie by Erika Graham ’10 You call me to you, vast and powerful mind,Minerva of France, immortal EmilieI awake at your voice, I march to your insights,In the footsteps of virtues and of the truth.  ...
  Issue: Summer 2008 Author: Patrick Laine '08 Going to college is a big step. When I arrived on Grinnell’s campus as an enthusiastic first-year, I was filled with grandiose visions of the four years that lay ahead. I was eager to immerse myself in the exciting world of...
  Issue: Summer 2008 Author: Patrick Laine '08 Going to college is a big step. When I arrived on Grinnell’s campus as an enthusiastic first-year, I was filled with grandiose visions of the four years that lay ahead. I was eager to immerse myself in the exciting world of...
  Author:   Mairead O’Grady ’10 “I come to music as a fan,” says Pat Irwin ’77. But his performing and recording history as a guitarist, saxophonist, and keyboardist with groups like the Raybeats and the B-52s (of “Love Shack” fame) means he long ago acquired plenty of...
  Author:   Mairead O’Grady ’10 “I come to music as a fan,” says Pat Irwin ’77. But his performing and recording history as a guitarist, saxophonist, and keyboardist with groups like the Raybeats and the B-52s (of “Love Shack” fame) means he long ago acquired plenty of...
  Managing over 100 sections of a college website is no simple task. Amongst the many issues there is access control, syndication of content across the entire site, and providing a consistent and meaningful structure for users. Luckily, Drupal 7 is able to satisfy these...
  Managing over 100 sections of a college website is no simple task. Amongst the many issues there is access control, syndication of content across the entire site, and providing a consistent and meaningful structure for users. Luckily, Drupal 7 is able to satisfy these...
  On Senator Chuck Grassley:"You're getting your money's worth with him." On bipartisanship:"I'm an R and you're a D, but can't we work on this together?" On his popularity in Iowa:"I'm the president of Iowa." On the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C.:"This memorial was...
  On Senator Chuck Grassley:"You're getting your money's worth with him." On bipartisanship:"I'm an R and you're a D, but can't we work on this together?" On his popularity in Iowa:"I'm the president of Iowa." On the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C.:"This memorial was...
  On Senator Chuck Grassley:"You're getting your money's worth with him." On bipartisanship:"I'm an R and you're a D, but can't we work on this together?" On his popularity in Iowa:"I'm the president of Iowa." On the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C.:"This memorial was...
On Feb. 17, Grinnell Pioneer Michael Brus ’14 swam his way into the national record book, setting an NCAA Division III record in the 200-yard backstroke with a clocking time of 1:45.94.  Brus was competing at the 2013 Midwest Conference (MWC) Swimming and Diving Championships,...
On Feb. 17, Grinnell Pioneer Michael Brus ’14 swam his way into the national record book, setting an NCAA Division III record in the 200-yard backstroke with a clocking time of 1:45.94.  Brus was competing at the 2013 Midwest Conference (MWC) Swimming and Diving Championships,...
On Feb. 17, Grinnell Pioneer Michael Brus ’14 swam his way into the national record book, setting an NCAA Division III record in the 200-yard backstroke with a clocking time of 1:45.94.  Brus was competing at the 2013 Midwest Conference (MWC) Swimming and Diving Championships,...
Where on campus can you go to hear a vocal group perform, see some improv theatre, enjoy a snack, or even read your creative writing in front of a live audience? If you didn't say "Burling," you clearly haven't been to the library in a while. At Grinnell College, the...
Where on campus can you go to hear a vocal group perform, see some improv theatre, enjoy a snack, or even read your creative writing in front of a live audience? If you didn't say "Burling," you clearly haven't been to the library in a while. At Grinnell College, the...
  It was so hard to narrow down my favorite Titular Head films to a list of 10, and even harder to rank them. (As my friend Allison put it, "It's like having to chose your favorite child!") I've chosen these films based on multiple, wholly subjective criteria. I tried to include...
  It was so hard to narrow down my favorite Titular Head films to a list of 10, and even harder to rank them. (As my friend Allison put it, "It's like having to chose your favorite child!") I've chosen these films based on multiple, wholly subjective criteria. I tried to include...
    Our lodging is at the far end of Nanjing University campus.  The campus is divided into the dormitory area for the students (and we live in this part of campus) and the academic and teaching area.  Hankou Road runs through the middle of campus and divides the two sections. ...
  Grinnell Magazine Wins National CASE Award For the first time in its 40-year history, The Grinnell Magazine has been honored by the CASE Circle of Excellence Award program. The magazine won a silver award in the "Best Articles of the Year" category for "Campus Mystery: My...
  Publication:   The Laurel Leaf Opt-In List Servs of Interest to Staff and Faculty Career Development Office NewsletterThis weekly newsletter is full of information on upcoming workshops, recruiters, speakers and special events at the CDO. Additionally, information on...
  Issue:   (Unpublished) April 22, 2010 The 8 Colors of Fitness: Understanding and Embracing Your Fitness PersonalityFriday, April 30th, 12-1pm, JRC 209Open to all staff, faculty and partners. Part of the key to maintaining a healthy lifestyle is figuring out what kinds...
      Publication:   Pioneering Neuroscience Journal Issue:   Volume 10 Author:   Jenna Beeler    Gabe Kringlen    TJ Schaid View this article as PDF: Beeler, Kringlen, and Schaid - PNv10 PDF ABSTRACT We tested the effects of nitric oxide (NO), and...
Career and Post-Graduate Study Planning As an academic adviser, the CDO relies on you as the first connection in the career development of our students. Below they list many reasons you could send one of your students to see a staff member there. Other resources, such as the...
  Issue:   Spring 2008 Author:   Smita Elena Sharma '08 The Iowa caucuses came a few weeks early this time around, on a chilly evening three days into the new year. College was out, and winter break was on for another three weeks. There was no reason for us students to be around...
  Service is a time-honored Grinnell tradition--offering assistance to the less fortunate, to those who are least able to help themselves. Every year Grinnell College honors two or three alumni by funding their service projects. The Joseph F. Wall '41 Sesquicentennial Service...
  Service is a time-honored Grinnell tradition--offering assistance to the less fortunate, to those who are least able to help themselves. Every year Grinnell College honors two or three alumni by funding their service projects. The Joseph F. Wall '41 Sesquicentennial Service...
   Author:   Maggie Kamraczewski ’10 Nationally, colleges and universities are expanding and strengthening the mental health services they provide to students, says Houston Dougharty, vice-president for student affairs. Grinnell College is also implementing this practice...
Normally, a student's tutorial professor serves as the student's adviser until the student declares a major (by pre-registration in the fourth semester). Transfer students not in tutorials are assigned advisers in the department in which they have indicated an interest. However...
  Issue:   Fall 2007 Author:   Nmachi Jidenma '09 Every morning when I wake up and stagger to the bathroom downstairs in my lovely new Cowles apartment, I do so with a great degree of pride and satisfaction. I love the wooden furniture, I love the stairs, I even...
Clark Allen Lindgren Professor of Biology Patricia A. Johnson Professor The professorship was established in 2000 by Harold B. Johnson Jr. to honor his mother, Patricia Armstrong Johnson of Hastings, Nebraska. It was previously held by Bruce Voyles. Professor Lindgren joined...
Grinnell College's class of 2014 is already beginning to take shape. In mid-December, students who applied in the first round of Early Decision learned whether or not they had been admitted. Although these admitted students comprise less than a quarter of the class that will...
  College decision letters have arrived in prospective student mailboxes, and families will soon have big decisions to make. Grinnell College Dean of Admission and Financial Aid Seth Allen is available to talk about what students and families should consider in the decision-...
  College decision letters have arrived in prospective student mailboxes, and families will soon have big decisions to make. Grinnell College Dean of Admission and Financial Aid Seth Allen is available to talk about what students and families should consider in the decision-...
With the start of the new academic year, Grinnell College has launched a program designed to help the college, its students, local nonprofit organizations and the entire community. Created by Monica Chavez-Silva through the Office of Community Enhancement and Engagement in...
It wasn't real. We black-robed, silly-hatted seniors gathered outside of ARH to wait for the exercises of commencement to start -- which meant we were graduating. And none of us could believe that we were actually graduating, despite all the evidence to the contrary. I thought...
It wasn't real. We black-robed, silly-hatted seniors gathered outside of ARH to wait for the exercises of commencement to start -- which meant we were graduating. And none of us could believe that we were actually graduating, despite all the evidence to the contrary. I thought...
  For Erik Simpson, English is more than a discipline; it's the family business. He grew up in Olean, N.Y., the son of an English professor at St. Bonaventure University. His mother, too, is in academe, running the learning center at the local community college. His parents met...
  For Erik Simpson, English is more than a discipline; it's the family business. He grew up in Olean, N.Y., the son of an English professor at St. Bonaventure University. His mother, too, is in academe, running the learning center at the local community college. His parents met...
Footing off the tin tunnel into a wanton airport of bouncing black hair, rummage among the piles of passports, papers and endless red stamps Hello! (they will shout) Welcome to China! Come stay here! The "Hello Taxi!" man angles you a sharp and sticky leer that rebounds off the...
Footing off the tin tunnel into a wanton airport of bouncing black hair, rummage among the piles of passports, papers and endless red stamps Hello! (they will shout) Welcome to China! Come stay here! The "Hello Taxi!" man angles you a sharp and sticky leer that rebounds off the...
David Cook-Martín (2007). Associate Professor of Sociology. B.A., Wheaton College; M.A., University of Houston; Ph.D., University of California–Los Angeles. David Cook-Martín joined Grinnell’s Department of Sociology in 2007 after two years as an NSF Postdoctoral Fellow at the...
David Harrison (1999). Professor of French. Director of the Center for International Studies, 2007-. B.A., Swarthmore College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison. David Harrison, a scholar of French literature, has served as Director of the Center for International...
Clockwise from top: Harold Kasimow (left) as a child with his family after the war; Celina Karp Biniaz '52 as she prepares to begin school; and Sam Harris '58 (front row, left) with schoolmates. Before the Nazis invaded in 1939, about 1 million Jewish children lived in Poland....
Clockwise from top: Harold Kasimow (left) as a child with his family after the war; Celina Karp Biniaz '52 as she prepares to begin school; and Sam Harris '58 (front row, left) with schoolmates. Before the Nazis invaded in 1939, about 1 million Jewish children lived in Poland....
A myth in the outside world is that “nothing happens on campus in the summer.” So to dispel that myth, we’ve shown below a nominal sampling of scholarly activity taking place during the lazy, hazy days in Grinnell. Additional campus examples may be sent to Cindy Deppe for...
A myth in the outside world is that “nothing happens on campus in the summer.” So to dispel that myth, we’ve shown below a nominal sampling of scholarly activity taking place during the lazy, hazy days in Grinnell. Additional campus examples may be sent to Cindy Deppe for...
A myth in the outside world is that “nothing happens on campus in the summer.” So to dispel that myth, we’ve shown below a nominal sampling of scholarly activity taking place during the lazy, hazy days in Grinnell. Additional campus examples may be sent to Cindy Deppe for...
  In medieval art and architecture, Ecclesia and Synagoga were the symbolic representations of the Christian and Jewish faiths, portrayed by two female figures. Ecclesia, representing the Christian church, was proud and triumphant, with crowned head held high and bearing the...
  In medieval art and architecture, Ecclesia and Synagoga were the symbolic representations of the Christian and Jewish faiths, portrayed by two female figures. Ecclesia, representing the Christian church, was proud and triumphant, with crowned head held high and bearing the...
  In the late 1980s, the College was adding Chinese to the curriculum, and the decision to focus on China was both prescient and advantageous. Through the partnership with Nanjing University, Grinnell receives two research scholars from Nanjing each year, along with a visiting...
  In the late 1980s, the College was adding Chinese to the curriculum, and the decision to focus on China was both prescient and advantageous. Through the partnership with Nanjing University, Grinnell receives two research scholars from Nanjing each year, along with a visiting...
Shuchi Kapila believes that English is an academic discipline that is anything but merely academic. "By the time I got to university, the study of English had become a cutting-edge discipline," she says. "I felt that in studying English I would be doing something to change the...
Shuchi Kapila believes that English is an academic discipline that is anything but merely academic. "By the time I got to university, the study of English had become a cutting-edge discipline," she says. "I felt that in studying English I would be doing something to change the...
  [He spent] a brief but fruitful time at the College, where he engaged the lives of students, townspeople, and beyond. Shortly after Glenn Leggett became president, there was an all-campus convocation featuring an extraordinary performance of the Verdi Requiem, led by a not-yet...
  [He spent] a brief but fruitful time at the College, where he engaged the lives of students, townspeople, and beyond. Shortly after Glenn Leggett became president, there was an all-campus convocation featuring an extraordinary performance of the Verdi Requiem, led by a not-yet...
Will Freeman, the longtime coach of track and field and cross country at Grinnell College, has been chosen for induction into the University of Florida Athletic Hall of Fame. He is one of nine former Gators who will be inducted April 9, 2010, in Gainesville. Freeman was selected...
Matthew Imber ‘11’s student musing “Stirring the Pot” in Grinnell Magazine’s winter 2010 issue chronicles the long history of Grinnell’s alternative press. But it can’t possibly convey just how funny the B&S, the College’s current alternative paper (Imber edits it), really...
  Phone:   (641) 269-4655 Mears Cottage,1213 Sixth Avenue, Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA 50112 Chair: Astrid Henry Overview Gender, Women’s, and Sexuality Studies is an interdisciplinary field in which women, men, gender, and sexuality are examined by looking at various...
  Publication:   Departmental Advising and Registration Suggestions German: Courses | Department Entering students who have previously studied German for three or more years should take the German Department's Placement Test during New Student Orientation (it is not given at any...
  Issue:   Winter 2007 Author:   Patrick Busch '08 I got my laptop a few weeks before I started college, and it’s been more or less my constant companion ever since. What makes it cooler than other laptops is it’s adorned with 79 stickers. To clarify, my laptop...
  Germination rate, length, and weight differences in native and non-native Ratibida pinnata and Sorghastrum nutans seedsD. Achio, E. Evans, and N. ReprezaBiology Department, Grinnell College, Grinnell IA 50112, USAAbstractAn important aspect of tallgrass prairie reconstructions...
As director of the Faulconer Gallery in Grinnell, Iowa (population 9100), I feel a deep commitment to the art and artists of the Midwest region. But--perhaps as a result--I also love to travel and discover the ways in which artists are connected to their places all over the...
  Issue:   Spring 2009 Author:   Deborah Berk '12 I’ve been a musical theatre kid my whole life. Though I never wanted to make it my career, most of the music on my iPod is musical soundtracks. While other middle school girls mooned over Justin Timberlake and...
  Issue:   Fall 2008 Author:   Jacob Gjesdahl '10 When I first heard about a Mentored Advanced Project (MAP) using goats as a tool to manage invasive woody vegetation at Grinnell’s Conard Environmental Research Area (CERA), I was incredibly excited about the...
  Issue:   Winter 2007 Author:   Patrick Busch ’08 I’m not a regular visitor to language tables, but I do drop by occasionally when I have the time and happen to wander up to the second floor of the dining hall at the right time. At Grinnell, most language...
  In a few hours, we will be boarding our flight in Shanghai for the nonstop flight to Chicago. We are eager to be home, but not yet ready to leave China. Here are some final impressions. The images we will retain (like these two pictures) span the unimaginable scale of...
  Graduating On Time: A Brief Overview of Regulations Making "normal progress" toward graduation: See the Student Handbook. The usual number of credits required is 16 per semester, but one 12 credit semester still allows for graduation on time. For example: 7 semesters of 16...
Phone:   6419904282 Email:   reischej[at]grinnell[dot]edu NOTE: This story was updated at 4:05 PM on Monday, May 13, 2013, to reflect the fact that Dorje Gurung arrived in Nepal.  Last week Dorje Gurung, a Grinnell College graduate from the Class of 1994, was...
Phone:   6419904282 Email:   reischej[at]grinnell[dot]edu NOTE: This story was updated at 4:05 PM on Monday, May 13, 2013, to reflect the fact that Dorje Gurung arrived in Nepal.  Last week Dorje Gurung, a Grinnell College graduate from the Class of 1994, was...
With the recent move to overhaul the federal student loan program , it's an appropriate time to reassess the impact of debt on college graduates. Grinnell College President Russell Osgood believes that while education loans have been criticized for overly encumbering students,...
With the recent move to overhaul the federal student loan program , it's an appropriate time to reassess the impact of debt on college graduates. Grinnell College President Russell Osgood believes that while education loans have been criticized for overly encumbering students,...
The Early Show - New York, NY, United States - 4/15/2009 ...3. Grinnell, Iowa (9,233) An eclectic small town that blends the charm of a rural community with the quirkiness of a college town. Located: About 55 miles from the capital, Des Moines. Population: 9,205 Known for its...
Grinnell College was one of 99 institutions to have both its men's and women's soccer programs earn the Team Academic Award from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. A total of 576 teams earned the award, 333 women's squads and 143 on the men's side. Squads must...
Grinnell College was one of 99 institutions to have both its men's and women's soccer programs earn the Team Academic Award from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. A total of 576 teams earned the award, 333 women's squads and 143 on the men's side. Squads must...
Grinnell College was one of 99 institutions to have both its men's and women's soccer programs earn the Team Academic Award from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. A total of 576 teams earned the award, 333 women's squads and 143 on the men's side. Squads must...
Basically, it all started in 2001. Before then, Grinnell didn’t have a website. Well, it did have a web presence, but it was really a collection of unrelated web pages, maintained mostly in Dreamweaver. In 2001, we came up with a system to manage a more unified website, and give...
Basically, it all started in 2001. Before then, Grinnell didn’t have a website. Well, it did have a web presence, but it was really a collection of unrelated web pages, maintained mostly in Dreamweaver. In 2001, we came up with a system to manage a more unified website, and give...
The Grinnell College men’s tennis team is well-represented in the latest NCAA Division III Central Region rankings released by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association. As a team, the Pioneers are ranked 15th in the region. Washington University holds down the top spot. Juan...
The Grinnell College men’s tennis team is well-represented in the latest NCAA Division III Central Region rankings released by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association. As a team, the Pioneers are ranked 15th in the region. Washington University holds down the top spot. Juan...
Grinnell College's Marco Fulgoni '12 (pictured) has been named the Midwest Conference Men's Swimming and Diving Performer of the Week. Fulgoni, from Kalamazoo, Mich. (Plainswell), had a busy and successful weekend at the Great Scot Invitational hosted by Macalester College. He...
Grinnell College's Marco Fulgoni '12 (pictured) has been named the Midwest Conference Men's Swimming and Diving Performer of the Week. Fulgoni, from Kalamazoo, Mich. (Plainswell), had a busy and successful weekend at the Great Scot Invitational hosted by Macalester College. He...
Grinnell College's Pete Kieselbach '10 (St. Paul, Minn./Mounds Park Academy) has been named a Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar.To be eligible for the honor, an individual must be a junior or senior academically, compete in at least two full years at the collegiate level...
Grinnell College’s David Montgomery has been named the Midwest Conference Men’s Track Performer of the Week. Montgomery, who is from Elmhurst, Ill. (York HS), had a stellar weekend at the Buena Vista Challenge in Storm Lake, Iowa, taking second in both the mile (4 minutes, 25...
The Grinnell College baseball doubleheader at William Penn University in Oskaloosa on Wednesday has been postponed due to rain. The contests will now just be a single game, starting at 6 p.m. Thursday.
The Grinnell College baseball doubleheader at William Penn University in Oskaloosa on Wednesday has been postponed due to rain. The contests will now just be a single game, starting at 6 p.m. Thursday.
Starting times have been changed for the Grinnell College and Knox College basketball games Feb. 18 in Galesburg, Ill. The men's game has been switched to a 5:30 p.m. start, followed by the women at 7:30.
Starting times have been changed for the Grinnell College and Knox College basketball games Feb. 18 in Galesburg, Ill. The men's game has been switched to a 5:30 p.m. start, followed by the women at 7:30.
Due to the standing water on the field and impending storms, the Grinnell College softball doubleheader with Monmouth College has been postponed on Sunday, April 26. The games will be made up in Grinnell on Tuesday, April 28, beginning at 3 p.m.
Due to the standing water on the field and impending storms, the Grinnell College softball doubleheader with Monmouth College has been postponed on Sunday, April 26. The games will be made up in Grinnell on Tuesday, April 28, beginning at 3 p.m.
The Wartburg College at Grinnell College baseball game scheduled for Wednesday, March 17, has been postponed due to wet grounds at North Diamond. The contest will be rescheduled as part of a doubleheader when the Pioneers play at Wartburg on April 11.  
The Wartburg College at Grinnell College baseball game scheduled for Wednesday, March 17, has been postponed due to wet grounds at North Diamond. The contest will be rescheduled as part of a doubleheader when the Pioneers play at Wartburg on April 11.  
Most Americans watched events at the U.N. Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark, unfold from afar. One Grinnell senior’s own initiative took him to Copenhagen last December to attend the conference in person. Nathan Pavlovic ’10 calls the experience “eye-opening” in...
Most Americans watched events at the U.N. Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark, unfold from afar. One Grinnell senior’s own initiative took him to Copenhagen last December to attend the conference in person. Nathan Pavlovic ’10 calls the experience “eye-opening” in...
Warren Morrow '99 and Max Cardenas '01 are great exemplars of the Grinnell tradition of innovative thinking. While activism is continually reinterpreted for each generation at Grinnell, Warren Morrow and Max Cardenas are part of a Grinnell tradition of innovative thinking and...
Warren Morrow '99 and Max Cardenas '01 are great exemplars of the Grinnell tradition of innovative thinking. While activism is continually reinterpreted for each generation at Grinnell, Warren Morrow and Max Cardenas are part of a Grinnell tradition of innovative thinking and...
Christine Thorburn '92 narrowly missed medaling at the 2008 Beijing Olympic women's cycling competition. "I was fifth in the time trial (3.2 seconds slower than the bronze medalist over 36 minutes of racing!)" Thorburn says. She was 52nd in the road race, after doing the work...
Christine Thorburn '92 narrowly missed medaling at the 2008 Beijing Olympic women's cycling competition. "I was fifth in the time trial (3.2 seconds slower than the bronze medalist over 36 minutes of racing!)" Thorburn says. She was 52nd in the road race, after doing the work...
Henry M. Walker, Samuel R. and Marie-Louise Rosenthal Professor of Natural Science and Mathematics and professor of computer science at Grinnell College, has been named a Distinguished Educator by the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM), the world’s largest educational and...
Henry M. Walker, Samuel R. and Marie-Louise Rosenthal Professor of Natural Science and Mathematics and professor of computer science at Grinnell College, has been named a Distinguished Educator by the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM), the world’s largest educational and...
  Starting in August you might notice that there are no more "off-campus access" links in the Databases A-Z listand on the subject and course guides. The Libraries are implementing a new proxy service called EZProxy, which will allow the libraries to provide both on and off...
Issue:  Summer 2009 Author:  Claire Reeder '11 The Iowa Room is home to the College Archives, supervised by College Archivist Catherine Rod (right) and Library Assistant Cheryl Neubert. Stepping into the Iowa Room is like stepping back in time: the warm wood tables and high-...
Issue:  Summer 2009 Author:  Claire Reeder '11 The Iowa Room is home to the College Archives, supervised by College Archivist Catherine Rod (right) and Library Assistant Cheryl Neubert. Stepping into the Iowa Room is like stepping back in time: the warm wood tables and high-...
  When China's 8.0-magnitude quake struck the apartment of 23-year-old Zhang Na, she and her husband did exactly what everyone else did. They rushed out of their home without a moment's thought of saving a single possession. It was a desperate move to save their lives. But it...
  When China's 8.0-magnitude quake struck the apartment of 23-year-old Zhang Na, she and her husband did exactly what everyone else did. They rushed out of their home without a moment's thought of saving a single possession. It was a desperate move to save their lives. But it...
  David Cook-Martin, assistant professor of sociology at Grinnell College, is available as a resource for stories on immigration. Cook-Martin’s areas of expertise include international migration, citizenship, and political sociology. He is the principal researcher on a National...
  David Cook-Martin, assistant professor of sociology at Grinnell College, is available as a resource for stories on immigration. Cook-Martin’s areas of expertise include international migration, citizenship, and political sociology. He is the principal researcher on a National...
Dr. Craig Henderson ’63 recently brought his perspective on health care reform to the Grinnell campus in his talk, “A View from Inside the Death Panels,” sponsored by the Wilson Program. Dr. Henderson presented a contrast to the controversy that has surrounded “death panels” in...
Dr. Craig Henderson ’63 recently brought his perspective on health care reform to the Grinnell campus in his talk, “A View from Inside the Death Panels,” sponsored by the Wilson Program. Dr. Henderson presented a contrast to the controversy that has surrounded “death panels” in...
Larry Boateng Asante ’17 is a problem solver, although that’s not his official job title. Asante took a job as a web assistant in the Office of Communications at Grinnell shortly after he arrived in September 2013 as a first-year student. That was right before the College...
Institutional IdentityAll-Campus Milestone presentationMarch 6 and 7Noon, Harris Center Cinema During these sessions, Patti Crane will provide a framework and an overview of their "Review & Reflection Paper,” which summarizes Crane's deep study of everything Grinnell: their...
On Founder's Day, June 10, Grinnellians worldwide sported their Grinnell gear. They also shared their small world stories. Here is a sampling: A year after graduation, I was at the Fasching (Mardi Gras) parade in Munich, Germany, and ran into a fellow graduate, Alice Sims-...
On Founder's Day, June 10, Grinnellians worldwide sported their Grinnell gear. They also shared their small world stories. Here is a sampling: A year after graduation, I was at the Fasching (Mardi Gras) parade in Munich, Germany, and ran into a fellow graduate, Alice Sims-...
Snap a cool photo around campus (in good taste, of course) Share your photo with us via Instagram by tagging it #GCPhotoContest (If you don't have Instagram, email it to communications[at]grinnell[dot]edu) The contest is open to staff, faculty, and students. Submissions will...
J.B. Grinnell is a towering figure in the history of Grinnell, Iowa. Josiah Bushnell Grinnell -- better known as J.B. -- was born in Vermont in 1821. He grew up a farm boy, working in the fields in the spring and summer and attending school only in the winter. He learned quickly...
J.B. Grinnell is a towering figure in the history of Grinnell, Iowa. Josiah Bushnell Grinnell -- better known as J.B. -- was born in Vermont in 1821. He grew up a farm boy, working in the fields in the spring and summer and attending school only in the winter. He learned quickly...
Jacob Willig-Onwuachi (2006). Associate Professor of Physics. B.A., Grinnell College; M.S., University of Iowa; Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University. Jacob Willig-Onwuachi is a medical physicist who joined the Grinnell College Department of Physics in fall 2006. Prior to...
Jacob Willig-Onwuachi (2006). Associate Professor of Physics. B.A., Grinnell College; M.S., University of Iowa; Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University. Jacob Willig-Onwuachi is a medical physicist who joined the Grinnell College Department of Physics in fall 2006. Prior to...
  The church and, I hasten to add, many other institutions in our society, have trouble with uppity women. This probably explains the bumper sticker, "Uppity Women Unite." Since the church has trouble with uppity women, it obviously has a great deal of trouble with the story...
My story is that I came to Grinnell in 1958 as an early entrant (didn’t graduate high school) from an East Coast suburb. Not only was I Jewish, but also I came from a secular Jewish, left-wing family. I think my Grinnell experience solidified my Jewish identification because I...
My story is that I came to Grinnell in 1958 as an early entrant (didn’t graduate high school) from an East Coast suburb. Not only was I Jewish, but also I came from a secular Jewish, left-wing family. I think my Grinnell experience solidified my Jewish identification because I...
Jin Feng (2001). Professor of Chinese. B.A., Fudan University (China); M.A., University of Illinois; Ph.D., University of Michigan. Since being tenured in 2006, Jin Feng has not only continued to teach in the core curriculum of the Department of Chinese and Japanese (including...
Jin Feng (2001). Professor of Chinese. B.A., Fudan University (China); M.A., University of Illinois; Ph.D., University of Michigan. Since being tenured in 2006, Jin Feng has not only continued to teach in the core curriculum of the Department of Chinese and Japanese (including...
  John Christian Rommereim Professor of Music Blanche Johnson Professor of Music The professorship was established in 1997 by Harold B. Johnson Jr. in memory of his aunt, Blanche Johnson, who was a small town piano teacher, educated at the Chicago Conservatory of Music. It was...
I knew Jim from the time that he was a senior at Grinnell College and I was on the admission staff. He and Judge Dale Mossey '68 and I started at the University Law School together in the fall of 1968, an incredible year of presidential resignation, two assassinations, exploding...
I knew Jim from the time that he was a senior at Grinnell College and I was on the admission staff. He and Judge Dale Mossey '68 and I started at the University Law School together in the fall of 1968, an incredible year of presidential resignation, two assassinations, exploding...
Former Grinnell College pitching star Gary Kahn '09 continues to make his mark in baseball overseas. After playing in the top league in Sweden the past four months, Kahn has taken his talents to a league in South Africa. He signed a six-month contract to play for the Durbanville...
Former Grinnell College pitching star Gary Kahn '09 continues to make his mark in baseball overseas. After playing in the top league in Sweden the past four months, Kahn has taken his talents to a league in South Africa. He signed a six-month contract to play for the Durbanville...
Katherine Kraft Harris ’39 died at Westminster Canterbury Richmond (Va.) on April 23 at the age of 93. Katie, as she was called, was born in Des Moines, Iowa and educated in the public schools there. She attended Grinnell College for her freshman year and then transferred to the...
Katherine Kraft Harris ’39 died at Westminster Canterbury Richmond (Va.) on April 23 at the age of 93. Katie, as she was called, was born in Des Moines, Iowa and educated in the public schools there. She attended Grinnell College for her freshman year and then transferred to the...
Dan Krauss '12 of Grinnell College has been selected to compete in the NCAA Division III National Cross Country Championships on Nov. 21 at Highland Hills Golf Course in Highland, Ohio. A total of 32 teams and 56 individuals, the first seven athletes from each region who were...
Dan Krauss '12 of Grinnell College has been selected to compete in the NCAA Division III National Cross Country Championships on Nov. 21 at Highland Hills Golf Course in Highland, Ohio. A total of 32 teams and 56 individuals, the first seven athletes from each region who were...
Grinnell College tennis player Dan LaFountaine '09 has been named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District 7 At-Large First Team.By being named to the First Team, LaFountaine is in the running to be an NCAA Academic All-American. That team will be named next month....
Grinnell College tennis player Dan LaFountaine '09 has been named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District 7 At-Large First Team.By being named to the First Team, LaFountaine is in the running to be an NCAA Academic All-American. That team will be named next month....
Author:   Peggy Elliott Grinnell College Associate Professor Mark Levandoski plans to add to basic scientific knowledge with the three-year $373,000 grant his research was awarded last week by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. His past research,...
  Contacts:   Lauren Sieben, Chronicle of Higher Education Liberal-Arts Colleges Reach Minds Behind Bars By Lauren Sieben Re-published with permission of The Chronicle of Higher Education John Hammers spent the past 12 years behind bars. His daily routine consisted...
  Today is the second Sunday of Advent, the second of four Sundays when Christians are called to prepare for the advent, the coming of God, in Christ in the babe of Bethlehem. This preparatory Advent season ends on December 25, the beginning of the 12 days of Christmas...
  Today is the second Sunday of Advent, the second of four Sundays when Christians are called to prepare for the advent, the coming of God, in Christ in the babe of Bethlehem. This preparatory Advent season ends on December 25, the beginning of the 12 days of Christmas...
  Recently, on a sunny September afternoon Jim Hess saw his worlds collide — sort of. Hess, the new director of alumni relations at Grinnell College, was in Washington, D.C., his former home, at a picnic for Grinnell alumni and students. Hess has spent the last 18 years in the...
  Recently, on a sunny September afternoon Jim Hess saw his worlds collide — sort of. Hess, the new director of alumni relations at Grinnell College, was in Washington, D.C., his former home, at a picnic for Grinnell alumni and students. Hess has spent the last 18 years in the...
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...
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...
We assembled a big representative committee with representatives of students, faculty and staff, looked at several systems, from proprietary to open-source, from commercial to free, and discussed the possibilities on Wiki as well as with vendors that were invited to present...
We assembled a big representative committee with representatives of students, faculty and staff, looked at several systems, from proprietary to open-source, from commercial to free, and discussed the possibilities on Wiki as well as with vendors that were invited to present...
  I have just finished my second cycle at the "Brain Injury Day Treatment Program" at the Rusk Institute of NYU Medical Center. Before I started this training, I was unaware and didn't think I had any problems. I thought I could go right back to college. My family disagreed. At...
  I have just finished my second cycle at the "Brain Injury Day Treatment Program" at the Rusk Institute of NYU Medical Center. Before I started this training, I was unaware and didn't think I had any problems. I thought I could go right back to college. My family disagreed. At...
President Raynard Kington, M.D., Ph.D., had a special bond with his audience during New Student Orientation this fall. In one of his first official acts as president of Grinnell College, he faced a sea of faces and explained “You and I are beginning a grand adventure at the...
  I eat cookies and I run fastHamburger Hill is such a blastUp that hill and over the topOh yeah, man, I just can't stopThrough those trees, don't slow down,Oh my Lord, what is that sound? Cheering fans I believe I see,At the top of the hill waving at me. Down that cliff, blip...
  I eat cookies and I run fastHamburger Hill is such a blastUp that hill and over the topOh yeah, man, I just can't stopThrough those trees, don't slow down,Oh my Lord, what is that sound? Cheering fans I believe I see,At the top of the hill waving at me. Down that cliff, blip...
  I eat cookies and I run fastHamburger Hill is such a blastUp that hill and over the topOh yeah, man, I just can't stopThrough those trees, don't slow down,Oh my Lord, what is that sound? Cheering fans I believe I see,At the top of the hill waving at me. Down that cliff, blip...
  The road to El Silencio is bumpy and covered with gray rocks. It is lined by dense rows of African palm sparsely interspersed with the teal and pink homes of plantation workers. Young men on tractors bob up and down towing behind them beds filled with palm fruit. After an hour...
  The road to El Silencio is bumpy and covered with gray rocks. It is lined by dense rows of African palm sparsely interspersed with the teal and pink homes of plantation workers. Young men on tractors bob up and down towing behind them beds filled with palm fruit. After an hour...
  There are some peculiar challenges in building a college website. One of the biggest is the fact that colleges—and thus college sites—have to serve multiple constituencies. Most commercial sites appeal to a single group: customers. Ford.com is for people who want to buy...
  There are some peculiar challenges in building a college website. One of the biggest is the fact that colleges—and thus college sites—have to serve multiple constituencies. Most commercial sites appeal to a single group: customers. Ford.com is for people who want to buy...
  John Stoessinger '50 first heard of Grinnell College from a young American serviceman whose shoes he was shining. "He had said the magic word--America," Stoessinger remembers. "And I began to tremble." "I went to a college called Grinnell College," Lt. Peter Dalameter told the...
  John Stoessinger '50 first heard of Grinnell College from a young American serviceman whose shoes he was shining. "He had said the magic word--America," Stoessinger remembers. "And I began to tremble." "I went to a college called Grinnell College," Lt. Peter Dalameter told the...
  In mid-September of the ill-fated "Bartman" play-off year, 2003, I wrote the following: I'm a rational human being. Right? Wrong! I'm a Chicago Cubs fan. I'm also a college history professor and a former college president, but that hasn't insulated me from the pathology of the...
  In mid-September of the ill-fated "Bartman" play-off year, 2003, I wrote the following: I'm a rational human being. Right? Wrong! I'm a Chicago Cubs fan. I'm also a college history professor and a former college president, but that hasn't insulated me from the pathology of the...
  Ever since he saw March of the Penguins, Mark Rosenberg '11 has been a big fan of the birds who seem to go everywhere in formal dress. It's fitting, then, that the new business Rosenberg has helped create brings together his love for movies and penguins. The idea for "...
  Ever since he saw March of the Penguins, Mark Rosenberg '11 has been a big fan of the birds who seem to go everywhere in formal dress. It's fitting, then, that the new business Rosenberg has helped create brings together his love for movies and penguins. The idea for "...
  Grinnell College president emeritus George Drake '56 looks back on the 100-year history of Grinnell's Phi Beta Kappa chapter, Beta of Iowa. You are here because you've made a habit of excellence. Occasional brilliance will not get you into Phi Beta Kappa. You are not one-...
  Liane Ellison Norman ’59 wrote this poem about planning her 50th Grinnell College Reunion, held in 2009. Eight hundred and ten miles each way,a journey to the center of the country, Interstates 79 to 70 to 74 to 80. We leftin 5 a.m. dark, fog thickening in hollows of West...
  Liane Ellison Norman ’59 wrote this poem about planning her 50th Grinnell College Reunion, held in 2009. Eight hundred and ten miles each way,a journey to the center of the country, Interstates 79 to 70 to 74 to 80. We leftin 5 a.m. dark, fog thickening in hollows of West...
  News Director Linn Davis '08 led a group of dedicated student producers to create the 30-minute broadcast, modeled after public radio's This American Life. Listen Hear includes an always-varying lineup of news, feature stories, and interviews. Recent programs include stories...
  News Director Linn Davis '08 led a group of dedicated student producers to create the 30-minute broadcast, modeled after public radio's This American Life. Listen Hear includes an always-varying lineup of news, feature stories, and interviews. Recent programs include stories...
  In meeting with a Muslim delegation in Cologne, Germany, on Aug. 20, 2005, Pope Benedict began with, "Dear Muslim friends," and concluded as follows: "Interreligious and intercultural dialogue between Christians and Muslims cannot be reduced to an optional extra. It is in fact...
  In meeting with a Muslim delegation in Cologne, Germany, on Aug. 20, 2005, Pope Benedict began with, "Dear Muslim friends," and concluded as follows: "Interreligious and intercultural dialogue between Christians and Muslims cannot be reduced to an optional extra. It is in fact...
When Ramiro Carillo '07 first arrived at Grinnell College from the tough streets of Los Angeles, being smart wasn't the problem. His problem was being too smart for his own good. "In my high school in L.A., you don't study," Carillo says. "You do homework while the teacher talks...
When Ramiro Carillo '07 first arrived at Grinnell College from the tough streets of Los Angeles, being smart wasn't the problem. His problem was being too smart for his own good. "In my high school in L.A., you don't study," Carillo says. "You do homework while the teacher talks...
  Seeking to maximize the benefits of the decennial accreditation process for formative reflection and conversation, the College requested and received permission from the Higher Learning Commission to engage in a Special Emphasis self study focused on an issue critical to...
  Seeking to maximize the benefits of the decennial accreditation process for formative reflection and conversation, the College requested and received permission from the Higher Learning Commission to engage in a Special Emphasis self study focused on an issue critical to...
  As we've been working on redesigning the main website for Grinnell College, they asked us if we'd be interested in guest blogging as we went along. Below is our first post: Thank you for letting us introduce ourselves and talk a little about the design process for the new...
  As we've been working on redesigning the main website for Grinnell College, they asked us if we'd be interested in guest blogging as we went along. Below is our first post: Thank you for letting us introduce ourselves and talk a little about the design process for the new...
  He spent a brief but fruitful time at the College, where he engaged the lives of students, townspeople, and beyond. Shortly after Glenn Leggett became president, there was an all-campus convocation featuring an extraordinary performance of the Verdi Requiem, led by a not-yet-...
  He spent a brief but fruitful time at the College, where he engaged the lives of students, townspeople, and beyond. Shortly after Glenn Leggett became president, there was an all-campus convocation featuring an extraordinary performance of the Verdi Requiem, led by a not-yet-...
On May 25, 2011, Hans Wynberg, assistant professor of chemistry at Grinnell from 1954–56, died in his sleep at his home in Midlaren, the Netherlands. He was 88. Wynberg had spent the day being interviewed by a Canadian documentary film crew about his OSS (Office of Strategic...
On May 25, 2011, Hans Wynberg, assistant professor of chemistry at Grinnell from 1954–56, died in his sleep at his home in Midlaren, the Netherlands. He was 88. Wynberg had spent the day being interviewed by a Canadian documentary film crew about his OSS (Office of Strategic...
  I’ve been in-country for one day. I’m jet-lagged and overwhelmed by the complexity of my 24-hour experience in the Green Zone in Baghdad: the omnipresent armed guards, the ubiquitous dust in the air, the monochromatic landscape (no color, especially no green), and the...
  I’ve been in-country for one day. I’m jet-lagged and overwhelmed by the complexity of my 24-hour experience in the Green Zone in Baghdad: the omnipresent armed guards, the ubiquitous dust in the air, the monochromatic landscape (no color, especially no green), and the...
  Each student in the course Tyrants and Tunesmiths: Music and the State in Modern Europe wrote a review based upon the experience of the performance, but adopting the perspective of a particular cultural or political figure from the original premiere in 1900 in Rome. According...
  Each student in the course Tyrants and Tunesmiths: Music and the State in Modern Europe wrote a review based upon the experience of the performance, but adopting the perspective of a particular cultural or political figure from the original premiere in 1900 in Rome. According...
Died May 14, 1997 For many decades, it had become unfashionable, even rather awkward, for Hawaiians to speak Hawaiian, their own language. The language was dying. But then Sam Elbert '28 came on the scene and recognized the importance of keeping the Hawaiian language alive. Over...
Died May 14, 1997 For many decades, it had become unfashionable, even rather awkward, for Hawaiians to speak Hawaiian, their own language. The language was dying. But then Sam Elbert '28 came on the scene and recognized the importance of keeping the Hawaiian language alive. Over...
Arriving in London in early August, I expected to see less about the U.S. election campaign in the British media than at home in Iowa. The amount of election campaign coverage, however, seemed almost as great here as in the United States. I should have remembered how intensely...
In the same strong voice that made him a Washington leader, Senator Bob Dole told local veterans and college community members today about his experiences as a World War II soldier and champion for all who served, young and old. "Not everyone who served wore a uniform--teachers...
In the same strong voice that made him a Washington leader, Senator Bob Dole told local veterans and college community members today about his experiences as a World War II soldier and champion for all who served, young and old. "Not everyone who served wore a uniform--teachers...
In the same strong voice that made him a Washington leader, Senator Bob Dole told local veterans and college community members today about his experiences as a World War II soldier and champion for all who served, young and old. "Not everyone who served wore a uniform--teachers...
  In the Deblin concentration camp in the spring of 1944, nine-year-old Sammy sensed that something different was happening. He heard people talking with excitement and he could hear vibrations. The war was closing in on Deblin. The Germans decided to move the Jewish workers...
  In the Deblin concentration camp in the spring of 1944, nine-year-old Sammy sensed that something different was happening. He heard people talking with excitement and he could hear vibrations. The war was closing in on Deblin. The Germans decided to move the Jewish workers...
  Grinnell College sociologist Karla Erickson studies “the way people die” and the cultural implications of a rapidly aging population in an era of significant medical advances. As part of her academic research, Erickson trained as a certified nursing assistant (CNA) to “live”...
  Grinnell College sociologist Karla Erickson studies “the way people die” and the cultural implications of a rapidly aging population in an era of significant medical advances. As part of her academic research, Erickson trained as a certified nursing assistant (CNA) to “live”...
  Issue:   Fall 2008 Author:   George Drake '56   Originally presented to the Grinnell Fortnightly Club on Feb. 25, 2008. "When I went down for the first time into the steerage, no one said a word of cheer, no one waved farewell. I left strangers...
  Issue:   Fall 2008 Author:   George Drake '56   Originally presented to the Grinnell Fortnightly Club on Feb. 25, 2008. "When I went down for the first time into the steerage, no one said a word of cheer, no one waved farewell. I left strangers...
  Issue:  Summer 2009 Author:  Edward Hirsch '72 Wandering, reading, writing -- these three activities are for me intimately linked. They are all ways of observing both the inner and the outer weather, of being carried away, of getting lost and returning. I started to get...
  Issue:  Summer 2009 Author:  Edward Hirsch '72 Wandering, reading, writing -- these three activities are for me intimately linked. They are all ways of observing both the inner and the outer weather, of being carried away, of getting lost and returning. I started to get...
Issue:  Winter 2009 Author:  Greg Wallace Almost everyone has had that experience — you’re running, or swimming, or working out in the gym. Your mind is relaxed, you’re working hard, and thinking of nothing in particular — when the perfect solution to that exasperating...
  Issue:   Winter 2007 Caucus season in Iowa brings with it national media attention, some of it not entirely welcome. One Grinnell student recently found out what it's like to be at the center of a media frenzy. Muriel Gallo-Chasanoff '10 attended a Hillary Clinton...
From the beginning, we have had a lot of talented students in support and development: Yasir Mehboob ‘03, Yaw Nti-Addae ‘04, Kabenla Armah '04, Jingsheng Wang '08, Mark Root-Whiley '09, Tianqi Zhang '11 and Doug Dobrzynski '13, to name the main ones. Not only do the students...
From the beginning, we have had a lot of talented students in support and development: Yasir Mehboob ‘03, Yaw Nti-Addae ‘04, Kabenla Armah '04, Jingsheng Wang '08, Mark Root-Whiley '09, Tianqi Zhang '11 and Doug Dobrzynski '13, to name the main ones. Not only do the students...
When Sam Harris '58 was a student at Grinnell, he did not talk about the first 12 years of his life. At Grinnell, Sam was a popular, well-liked, social kind of guy. He studied hard, having transferred from the University of Michigan after just one year because fraternity life...
When Sam Harris '58 was a student at Grinnell, he did not talk about the first 12 years of his life. At Grinnell, Sam was a popular, well-liked, social kind of guy. He studied hard, having transferred from the University of Michigan after just one year because fraternity life...
Grinnell students learn the ancient skills of hunting and gathering in an unusual course taught by Professor of Anthropology John Whittaker. In this class, students are required to gather acorns and then use prehistoric tools to pulverize them and create a meal (which they are...
Grinnell students learn the ancient skills of hunting and gathering in an unusual course taught by Professor of Anthropology John Whittaker. In this class, students are required to gather acorns and then use prehistoric tools to pulverize them and create a meal (which they are...
Take Back the Night is an event focused on collectively speaking out against — amongst many other social problems — rape, sexual violence, domestic violence, violence against children, and violence against women. Across the country, Take Back the Night rallies are made up of...
As my parents helped me unload the station wagon and carry my belongings up four flights of stairs on that hot afternoon in late August, the realization that this was the place where I would spend the next four years only added to my excessive perspiration. College. I was about...
  Tenure: on its face, not the loveliest of words. But there are few as sweet in the ears of an early-career academic. Tenure signifies job security, the acceptance of one's senior colleagues, a feeling of belonging and - perhaps most importantly - support for a life's work. But...
  Tenure: on its face, not the loveliest of words. But there are few as sweet in the ears of an early-career academic. Tenure signifies job security, the acceptance of one's senior colleagues, a feeling of belonging and - perhaps most importantly - support for a life's work. But...
It's mid-morning on a Tuesday and the Faulconer Arts Outreach (FAO) in the Parks program is in full swing. Children from toddlers to pre-teens scamper (or stumble) around the Ahrens Park shelter, buzzing from the fabric tub to paints, dodging around the glittery "Sparkle Truck"...
It's mid-morning on a Tuesday and the Faulconer Arts Outreach (FAO) in the Parks program is in full swing. Children from toddlers to pre-teens scamper (or stumble) around the Ahrens Park shelter, buzzing from the fabric tub to paints, dodging around the glittery "Sparkle Truck"...
  St. Peter and I is "a volume of Edward A. Steiner's writing which would present the underlying basis for his conversion from Judaism to Christianity, an act which lay at the heart of his life as lecturer, minister, and teacher." However, the collector of these writings,...
  St. Peter and I is "a volume of Edward A. Steiner's writing which would present the underlying basis for his conversion from Judaism to Christianity, an act which lay at the heart of his life as lecturer, minister, and teacher." However, the collector of these writings,...
  I didn't even recognize him when I arrived on campus. My own kid, whom I had come to take home for the summer. Sailed right past him to the Plat du Jour station, where I asked a woman with her hair tucked under her cap, "Is Benjamin Dodd working tonight?" "Ben Dodd?" She...
  I didn't even recognize him when I arrived on campus. My own kid, whom I had come to take home for the summer. Sailed right past him to the Plat du Jour station, where I asked a woman with her hair tucked under her cap, "Is Benjamin Dodd working tonight?" "Ben Dodd?" She...
  On Sept. 20, 1975, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band played to a packed house at Grinnell's Darby Gym, virtually rockin' the place down. A month later, Springsteen simultaneously appeared on the covers of Time andNewsweek, hailed as the future of rock and roll. In the...
  On Sept. 20, 1975, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band played to a packed house at Grinnell's Darby Gym, virtually rockin' the place down. A month later, Springsteen simultaneously appeared on the covers of Time andNewsweek, hailed as the future of rock and roll. In the...
Carmen Valentin, newly tenured in Grinnell's Spanish department, also has scholarly and personal interests on two continents -- in her case, Europe and North America. A native of Spain, she received B.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Hispanic philology at the University of Valladolid,...
Carmen Valentin, newly tenured in Grinnell's Spanish department, also has scholarly and personal interests on two continents -- in her case, Europe and North America. A native of Spain, she received B.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Hispanic philology at the University of Valladolid,...
  Perhaps we've all had a flash of inspiration that we were positive would lead to success: the million-dollar idea, the can't-miss business concept, the surefire solution to a vexing problem. While most of us never get those great ideas off the drawing board, the...
  Originally published in the Summer 1976 Grinnell Magazine Before I recount my tale about The Magical Place, I want to make one simple observation: Angels fly because they take themselves so lightly. Once upon a time, a little boy named Jimmy discovered himself in a magical...
  Originally published in the Summer 1976 Grinnell Magazine Before I recount my tale about The Magical Place, I want to make one simple observation: Angels fly because they take themselves so lightly. Once upon a time, a little boy named Jimmy discovered himself in a magical...
  It is not difficult to trace the roots of Edward A. Steiner's pacifism. Born into a Jewish family in the Slovakia area of Austria, Edward "grew up in a staunchly anti-militaristic family and lost both his father and an older brother in wars of the Austro-Hungarian Empire."...
  It is not difficult to trace the roots of Edward A. Steiner's pacifism. Born into a Jewish family in the Slovakia area of Austria, Edward "grew up in a staunchly anti-militaristic family and lost both his father and an older brother in wars of the Austro-Hungarian Empire."...
  September 2, 1990 It is quite appropriate this first Sunday of a new school year to include the word "strange" in my sermon title, especially for new students. You have come here to a strange country or a strange state, a strange college, dorm, fellow students, classes,...
  September 2, 1990 It is quite appropriate this first Sunday of a new school year to include the word "strange" in my sermon title, especially for new students. You have come here to a strange country or a strange state, a strange college, dorm, fellow students, classes,...
  Timothy S. Dobe (2005). Associate Professor of Religious Studies. B.A., University of New Hampshire; M.Div., Princeton Theological Seminary; Th.D., Harvard Divinity School. Timothy Dobe joined the Department of Religious Studies upon earning his Th.D. in Comparative Religion...
Issue:   Fall 2009 Bonnie Tinker, a lifelong equal rights and peace activist, was killed recently in a bike accident in Blacksburg, Va. A Portland, Ore., resident, Bonnie was attending a national Quaker meeting where she had been presenting her "Opening Hearts and Minds"...
Issue:   Fall 2009 Bonnie Tinker, a lifelong equal rights and peace activist, was killed recently in a bike accident in Blacksburg, Va. A Portland, Ore., resident, Bonnie was attending a national Quaker meeting where she had been presenting her "Opening Hearts and Minds"...
  Vincent Eckhart (1996). Professor of Biology. B.A., Pomona College; Ph.D., University of Utah. Vince Eckhart joined the Biology Department in 1996 after having taught and conducted research at the University of Utah, University of California-Berkeley, and Cornell University....
January 29,1989 In my 30 years of preaching, I have never done a sermon on the passage just read, Jesus walking on water. (Mark 6:45-52) Why? One commentator says, "It's a story difficult for modern readers." How's that for understatement! The miracle story of Jesus walking on...
January 29,1989 In my 30 years of preaching, I have never done a sermon on the passage just read, Jesus walking on water. (Mark 6:45-52) Why? One commentator says, "It's a story difficult for modern readers." How's that for understatement! The miracle story of Jesus walking on...
  Issue:   Summer 2007 Author:   Mark Baechtel When Grinnell's English department brought Ralph Savarese to Iowa six years ago from Florida, he saw it as a chance to nourish a range of interests that -- to an outsider, at least -- looks not only exhaustive, but...
  Issue:   Summer 2007 Author:   Mark Baechtel When Grinnell's English department brought Ralph Savarese to Iowa six years ago from Florida, he saw it as a chance to nourish a range of interests that -- to an outsider, at least -- looks not only exhaustive, but...
  Posted by:  Jim Reische In my last post I compared website development to a family dinner: it’s not easy trying to make everyone happy, but let’s not give up and take the kids to McDonald’s. Today I want to stretch that family analogy a little further (sociologists and...
  Posted by:  Jim Reische In my last post I compared website development to a family dinner: it’s not easy trying to make everyone happy, but let’s not give up and take the kids to McDonald’s. Today I want to stretch that family analogy a little further (sociologists and...
While we were spending a lot of time on the back-end of our web management, our site grew, organically, freely, and not necessarily coherently. So we decided to take the next, long overdue step: to look what the actual user experience. Normally, people are scared of the audits...
While we were spending a lot of time on the back-end of our web management, our site grew, organically, freely, and not necessarily coherently. So we decided to take the next, long overdue step: to look what the actual user experience. Normally, people are scared of the audits...
While we were spending a lot of time on the back-end of our web management, our site grew, organically, freely, and not necessarily coherently. So we decided to take the next, long overdue step: to look what the actual user experience. Normally, people are scared of the audits...
  Trustee John Roy Price, Jr. ’60 is a featured panelist in the live webcast of "The Origins of Welfare Reform" beginning at 12:30 p.m. CST today, Wednesday, June 2, 2010. Price, former special assistant for Urban Affairs in the Nixon White House, is currently CEO of Federal...
  Trustee John Roy Price, Jr. ’60 is a featured panelist in the live webcast of "The Origins of Welfare Reform" beginning at 12:30 p.m. CST today, Wednesday, June 2, 2010. Price, former special assistant for Urban Affairs in the Nixon White House, is currently CEO of Federal...
This week, our host department, the Office of International Cooperation and Exchanges at Nanjing University, provide a full-day tour of Nanjing, complete with driver and guide.  Our guide was a Nanjing native, a 25 year-old masters degree candidate in Linguistics named Yuan Yuan...
Posted by: Raynard S. Kington I want to do everything I can to ensure good communication on campus. My first choice is always to meet and talk with you all in person, with time for some questions on your part and some listening on my part. But I realize 1) we can’t always do...
  Everyone has a different reason for pulling out the checkbook and writing a check to Grinnell. We asked several Grinnellians for their thoughts on philanthropy and the College. Joel Spiegel '78 Why give to Grinnell? Trustee Joel Spiegel says the College needs to stress how...
  Everyone has a different reason for pulling out the checkbook and writing a check to Grinnell. We asked several Grinnellians for their thoughts on philanthropy and the College. Joel Spiegel '78 Why give to Grinnell? Trustee Joel Spiegel says the College needs to stress how...
Issue:  Spring 2011...
With the explosion of online channels like Twitter and text messaging, written communication has become more immediate and, in many cases, abbreviated. Despite this trend, there is still a vital need for people in all fields to know how to write well. Grinnell takes an...
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...
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...
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...
A guerilla art project knits together a group of students, townspeople, and local alumni “I was working on my calculus homework in the math lab, and one of the tutors got sidetracked and started to tell me about an article that she had read about ‘yarn bombing’  — people...
A guerilla art project knits together a group of students, townspeople, and local alumni “I was working on my calculus homework in the math lab, and one of the tutors got sidetracked and started to tell me about an article that she had read about ‘yarn bombing’  — people...
A guerilla art project knits together a group of students, townspeople, and local alumni “I was working on my calculus homework in the math lab, and one of the tutors got sidetracked and started to tell me about an article that she had read about ‘yarn bombing’  — people...

News Release

“Sandow Birk’s American Qur’an” will open Fri., Jan. 27 at Grinnell College’s Faulconer Gallery. The exhibition, organized by The Andy Warhol Museum of Pittsburgh, will be on view in Grinnell through Mar. 18. Birk, a California-based artist, has been engaged for the past six...
GRINNELL, IA—The Grinnell College Department of Theatre and Dance will premiere the U.S. production of “The Contingency Plan” by British playwright Steve Waters, Oct. 7-10, in Flanagan Arena Theatre in the Bucksbaum Center for the Arts on the Grinnell campus. The play, which...
GRINNELL, IA—The Grinnell College Department of Theatre and Dance will stage “The Pillowman” by Martin McDonagh, Nov. 18-21, in Flanagan Arena Theatre in the Bucksbaum Center for the Arts on the Grinnell campus. The play, directed by Craig Quintero, assistant professor of...
GRINNELL, IA—The Grinnell College Department of Theatre and Dance will stage “The Pillowman” by Martin McDonagh, Nov. 18-21, in Flanagan Arena Theatre in the Bucksbaum Center for the Arts on the Grinnell campus. The play, directed by Craig Quintero, assistant professor of...
GRINNELL, IA—The Grinnell College Department of Theatre and Dance will stage “The Pillowman” by Martin McDonagh, Nov. 18-21, in Flanagan Arena Theatre in the Bucksbaum Center for the Arts on the Grinnell campus. The play, directed by Craig Quintero, assistant professor of...
The Grinnell College Department of Theatre and Dance will stage “The Rimers of Eldritch” by Lanford Wilson, Mar. 10-13, in Flanagan Arena Theatre in the Bucksbaum Center for the Arts on the Grinnell campus. The play, directed by Professor Emeritus of Theatre Sandy Moffett,...
The Grinnell College Cultural Films Committee will present a screening of “UTOPIA IN FOUR MOVEMENTS, a LIVE DOCUMENTARY!” on Sun., Feb. 13 at 7:30 p.m. in Room 101 of the Joe Rosenfield ’25 Center. Oscar-nominated filmmaker Sam Green will be on site to narrate the documentary...
GRINNELL, IA—“Why Does Irony Matter?” will be the topic of the Grinnell College Scholars’ Convocation by philosopher Jonathan Lear on Thurs., Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. in Room 101 of the Joe Rosenfield ’25 Center on the Grinnell campus. Lear, who is the John U. Nef Distinguished...
Grinnell College recognized the professional accomplishments and service contributions of 10 alumni during Alumni Reunion Weekend, June 1-3 on the Grinnell campus. Alumni Award winners are members of reunion classes who have distinguished themselves in their careers and...
GRINNELL, IA—Paul Harding, winner of the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, will read from his work in the final event of the Writers@Grinnell series at 8 p.m. on Thurs., May 6 in the Faulconer Gallery in the Bucksbaum Center for the Arts on the Grinnell College campus. Harding’s...
Funk, jazz and hip hop will collide in a Grinnell College performance by Abraham Inc.—an eclectic group of klezmer, clarinet, and trombone—on Mon., Jan. 31 at 7:30 p.m. in Herrick Chapel. Featuring klezmer artist and clarinetist David Krakauer; funk trombonist Fred Wesley; and...
GRINNELL, IA—Artist and activist Steven Kurtz will deliver the final Grinnell College Scholars’ Convocation of the fall semester on “Intervention and Public Art,” Thurs., Dec. 2 at 11 a.m. in Room 101 of the Joe Rosenfield ’25 Center on the Grinnell campus. Kurtz, who is...
GRINNELL, IA—Artist and activist Steven Kurtz will deliver the final Grinnell College Scholars’ Convocation of the fall semester on “Intervention and Public Art,” Thurs., Dec. 2 at 11 a.m. in Room 101 of the Joe Rosenfield ’25 Center on the Grinnell campus. Kurtz, who is...
GRINNELL, IA—Artist and activist Steven Kurtz will deliver the final Grinnell College Scholars’ Convocation of the fall semester on “Intervention and Public Art,” Thurs., Dec. 2 at 11 a.m. in Room 101 of the Joe Rosenfield ’25 Center on the Grinnell campus. Kurtz, who is...
Grinnell College will offer the Adult Community Exploration Series (ACES) throughout the summer with courses taught by faculty in anthropology, biology and French. The free courses, co-sponsored by the Community Education Council and Grinnell College, will be held on Wednesday...
GRINNELL, IA—Grinnell College recognized the professional accomplishments and service contributions of nine alumni during Alumni Reunion Weekend, June 2-6 on the Grinnell campus. Alumni Award winners are members of reunion classes who have distinguished themselves in their...
GRINNELL, IA— 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 College alumnus and...
Amy Fraenkel, North American regional director of the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), will deliver the Grinnell College Phi Beta Kappa Scholars’ Convocation lecture, Thurs., Apr. 26 at 11 a.m. in Room 101 of the Joe Rosenfield ’25 Center on the Grinnell campus....
Amy Fraenkel, North American regional director of the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), will deliver the Grinnell College Phi Beta Kappa Scholars’ Convocation lecture, Thurs., Apr. 26 at 11 a.m. in Room 101 of the Joe Rosenfield ’25 Center on the Grinnell campus....
Amy Fraenkel, North American regional director of the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), will deliver the Grinnell College Phi Beta Kappa Scholars’ Convocation lecture, Thurs., Apr. 26 at 11 a.m. in Room 101 of the Joe Rosenfield ’25 Center on the Grinnell campus....
Arabic virtuoso Simon Shaheen will lead an instrumental quartet in performance at Grinnell College on Tues., Apr. 12 at 7:30 p.m. in Sebring-Lewis Hall of the Bucksbaum Center for the Arts. Shaheen, who is considered one of the most significant contemporary Arab musicians,...
Arabic virtuoso Simon Shaheen will lead an instrumental quartet in performance at Grinnell College on Tues., Apr. 12 at 7:30 p.m. in Sebring-Lewis Hall of the Bucksbaum Center for the Arts. Shaheen, who is considered one of the most significant contemporary Arab musicians,...
Archaeologist Brian Rose will deliver the sixth annual McKibben Lecture on “Assessing the Archaeological Evidence for the Trojan War: Recent Excavations at Troy,” Thurs., Apr. 21 at 7:30 p.m. in Room 101 of the Joe Rosenfield ’25 Center on the Grinnell College campus. Rose, who...
Archaeologist Brian Rose will deliver the sixth annual McKibben Lecture on “Assessing the Archaeological Evidence for the Trojan War: Recent Excavations at Troy,” Thurs., Apr. 21 at 7:30 p.m. in Room 101 of the Joe Rosenfield ’25 Center on the Grinnell College campus. Rose, who...
Grinnell College student Ashraya Dixit will implement an international peace project this summer, thanks to a $10,000 award through Davis Projects for Peace. Davis Projects for Peace are funded by internationalist and philanthropist Kathryn Wasserman Davis, who committed $1...
Grinnell College student Ashraya Dixit will implement an international peace project this summer, thanks to a $10,000 award through Davis Projects for Peace. Davis Projects for Peace are funded by internationalist and philanthropist Kathryn Wasserman Davis, who committed $1...
GRINNELL, IA—Author, journalist and historian Adam Hochschild will discuss “Twelve Men in a Printing Shop, London, May 22, 1787: A Great Human Rights Movement is Born” in a Scholars’ Convocation at Grinnell College on Thurs., Oct. 7 at 11 a.m. in Room 101 of the Joe Rosenfield ’...
GRINNELL, IA—Author, journalist and historian Adam Hochschild will discuss “Twelve Men in a Printing Shop, London, May 22, 1787: A Great Human Rights Movement is Born” in a Scholars’ Convocation at Grinnell College on Thurs., Oct. 7 at 11 a.m. in Room 101 of the Joe Rosenfield ’...
GRINNELL, IA—Award-winning author Edward Hirsch will read from his poetry as part of the Writers@Grinnell series at 8 p.m. on April 19 in Room 101 of the Joe Rosenfield ’25 Center on the Grinnell College campus. Hirsch, a 1972 Grinnell graduate, is the author of more than 10...
GRINNELL, IA—Award-winning author Edward Hirsch will read from his poetry as part of the Writers@Grinnell series at 8 p.m. on April 19 in Room 101 of the Joe Rosenfield ’25 Center on the Grinnell College campus. Hirsch, a 1972 Grinnell graduate, is the author of more than 10...
GRINNELL, IA—Bard College President Leon Botstein will deliver the Grinnell College Scholars’ Convocation on "The Politics of Art and Culture: Education and Democracy," Thurs., Feb. 11 at 11 a.m. in the Joe Rosenfield ’25 Center, Room 101, on the Grinnell campus. Botstein, who...
Author Danielle McGuire will deliver a Black History Month lecture titled “At the Dark End of the Street: Sexual Violence and the Civil Rights Movement—A New History,” at Grinnell College, Wed., Feb. 23, at 4:15 p.m. in Alumni Recitation Hall, Room 302. McGuire’s lecture is...
The Grinnell College Board of Trustees elected new officers and re-elected eight trustees to four-year terms at its spring meeting.  Clinton D. “Clint” Korver, a 1989 Grinnell graduate and venture capitalist from Atherton, Calif., was elected chair of the board, serving a two-...
Four Iowa high school graduates will soon benefit from the generous Howard R. Bowen Scholarship program at Grinnell College. Bowen Scholars are selected on the basis of a written scholarship examination and an on-campus interview and are awarded a $25,000 scholarship each year...
"Political, spectacular, universal, rich” describes the street theatre-style of Bread and Puppet, one of the country’s oldest, non-profit theatre companies, coming to Grinnell College for a week-long residency this month. Bread and Puppet uses larger-than-life papier-mache...
Witness for Peace Speaker Nancy Garcia of the Center for the Orientation of Migrants in Oaxaca, Mexico, will speak on the Grinnell College campus, Wed., Oct. 5 at 4:15 p.m. in Room 101 of the Joe Rosenfield ’25 Center. Garcia is part of a Witness for Peace tour of the Upper...
 tRADitions + enCOUNTers  The Department of Theatre and Dance presents the Grinnell College Dance Ensemble in tRADitions + enCOUNTers, Dec. 2-4, in Flanagan Arena Theatre of Bucksbaum Center for the Arts. The performance will explore dance traditions on campus as well as...
The Rosenfield Program in Public Affairs, International Relations and Human Rights will sponsor a Feb. 1 campus visit from Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Executive Editor David Shribman. Shribman will discuss “American Politics and the Press in a Period of Transition” at 4:15 p.m. in...
Grinnell Singers to perform Duke Ellington jazz Fri. On Fri., Apr. 20, the Grinnell Singers will perform Duke Ellington’s “Sacred Concerts” with the Grinnell Jazz Ensemble and the Grinnell Oratorio Society. The concert at 7:30 p.m. in Sebring-Lewis Hall will also feature...
Broken Mirrors on stage Mar. 8-10 Broken Mirrors, three short stories by Salman Rushdie, will be performed by an ensemble of 15 in Flanagan Theatre, Thur., Mar. 8, Fri., Mar. 9, and Sat.,Mar. 10 at 7.30 p.m.  The Sun., Mar. 11 performance is at 2 p.m.  Tickets are free at the...
CANCELLED: Bassist, vocalist and composer Esperanza Spalding will perform on the Grinnell College campus on Fri., Sept. 17 at 7:30 p.m. in Herrick Chapel. A solo performer, Spalding creates a modern chamber music group with her improvisation and arrangements for jazz, folk,...
Caribbean novelist Jamaica Kincaid will address the Grinnell College Class of 2012 at the college’s 166th Exercises of Commencement, on Mon., May 21, at 10 a.m. on Central Campus.* Kincaid, known as a “significant voice in contemporary literature,” is the author of “At the...
The Grinnell College Center for the Humanities will host speaker Geoffrey Harpham of the National Humanities Center, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, on Tues., Sept. 27. Harpham will give a public lecture titled “From Eternity to Here: Shrinkage in American Thinking about...
GRINNELL, IA – The Grinnell College Center for the Humanities will sponsor a symposium, April 21-23, on the role that place and memory play in remembering historic events, configuring public spaces, and shaping private experiences. “We hope that people will take away from the...
Grinnell College’s Center for Prairie Studies will co-sponsor a two-day symposium analyzing “Iowa’s Troubled Waters: the Challenges of Quality and Quantity.” The Apr. 6-7 symposium, also hosted by the college’s Luce Program in Nations and the Global Environment, will explore...
Grinnell College’s Center for Prairie Studies will look to the future during a Nov. 8-10 symposium examining “How Will the Midwest Survive? Visions for the Future.” The three-day symposium will include presentations by rural economic development specialists, farmer and former...
Grinnell College student Charity Porotesano has been awarded the Truman Scholarship, a $30,000 nationally competitive graduate study scholarship sponsored by the Harry S. Truman Foundation. Porotesano, a senior political science major from American Samoa, plans to teach before...
GRINNELL, IA— If creepy crawlies give you the heebie jeebies, then this workshop may be for you. The Grinnell College Conard Environmental Research Area (CERA) is hosting a two-day citizen science workshop June 18-19 for those interested in learning more about the amazing...
GRINNELL, IA—Five Iowa high school students will soon benefit from the generous Howard R. Bowen Scholarship program at Grinnell College. Bowen Scholars are selected on the basis of a written scholarship examination and an on-campus interview and are awarded a $25,000 scholarship...
GRINNELL, IA—Grinnell College professor Gerald V. Lalonde will deliver the fifth annual McKibben Lecture on “Thucydides on Human Nature and Violence: Realist or Pessimist?” Thurs., Apr. 29 at 7:30 p.m. in Room 101 of the Joe Rosenfield ’25 Center on the Grinnell College campus....
Grinnell College announces a $40,000 community challenge to help the Grinnell Area Arts Council build an endowment.  For every two dollars in new endowment gifts given to the Arts Council, Grinnell College will donate one dollar toward immediate capital needs, including...
GRINNELL, IA—Grinnell College President Russell K. Osgood announced today that Mickey Munley, a 1987 Grinnell graduate and vice president for college and alumni relations, will cap his 17 years of service to the college by vacating his current position and assuming a role as...
GRINNELL, IA— Nine Grinnell area organizations will benefit from $25,000 in grant support from the Grinnell College Mini-Grant Program for community, educational, and arts initiatives. Monica Chavez-Silva, director of community enhancement and engagement at the college, said...
  Twelve Grinnell area organizations will benefit from $25,000 in grant support from the Grinnell College Mini-Grant Program for community-based projects and initiatives. “The grant process was highly competitive with nearly 30 applications and $120,000 in requests,” said Monica...
  Grinnell College faculty will offer courses in biology, chemistry, economics, and statistics through the Adult Community Exploration Series (ACES) this summer. The free courses, co-sponsored by the Community Education Council and Grinnell College, will be held on Wednesday...
  Grinnell College is now accepting applications for Community Mini-Grants. The Mini-Grant Program provides catalyst funding for small-to mid-scale projects to help Grinnell become a more attractive place to live, work and play. Mini-grants, which range from $1,000 to $7,500,...
GRINNELL, IA—Internationally acclaimed DAH Theatre will perform on the Grinnell College campus Wed., Oct. 27 at 7:30 p.m. in Roberts Theatre in the Bucksbaum Center for the Arts. The Serbian theatre company was formed at the breakup of the former Yugoslavia and has gained...
  GRINNELL, IA – Jazz musician Damani Phillips, assistant professor of music at Grinnell College, will release a new CD, “The String Theory,” at a Nov. 5 concert on the Grinnell campus. “The String Theory” is a collection composed and/or arranged by Phillips for jazz rhythm...
  GRINNELL, IA—Grinnell College Commencement speaker and Earth Institute director Jeffrey Sachs charged the college’s 380 graduates with being the “generation that can end poverty on this planet . . . with the ideals of social purpose, community, skill and scientific knowledge...
  Public events surrounding Faulconer Gallery’s showing of “Sandow Birk’s American Qur’an” continue in March on the Grinnell College campus. The Faulconer Gallery exhibition includes 85 panels of handwritten English translations and handpainted illustrations of the sacred text....
  Eight Grinnell College graduates have been awarded highly competitive research fellowships from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The prestigious fellowships carry a $30,000 stipend and $10,500 cost of education allowance for up to three years of study at some of the...
  GRINNELL, IA – Eight Grinnell College graduates have received Fulbright assistantships for international teaching and research assignments. The prestigious Fulbright international education exchange program is designed to increase mutual understanding between the U.S. and...
  GRINNELL, IA—Bassist, vocalist and composer Esperanza Spalding will perform on the Grinnell College campus on Wed., Dec. 8 at 7:30 p.m. in Herrick Chapel. A solo performer, Spalding creates a modern chamber music group with her improvisation and arrangements for jazz, folk...
  GRINNELL, IA—New York string quartet ETHEL will perform on the Grinnell College campus Wed., Nov. 10 at 7:30 p.m. in Herrick Chapel. Featuring two violinists, a violist, and cellist, ETHEL performs worldwide with a repertoire of original music as well as works by contemporary...
  GRINNELL, IA-- The Eulenspiegel Puppets, known internationally for their inventive shows and beautifully crafted puppets, will be in residence at Grinnell College, June 30-July 2. The company will host a series of shadow, finger, and hand puppet making and performance...
  As classes open Jan. 23 for the second semester, Grinnell College has scheduled two events to honor the late Martin Luther King, Jr.: a Jan. 26 lecture by White House director John Silvanus Wilson, Jr., and a Jan. 30 lecture by Civil Rights author Tomiko Brown-Nagin. Wilson,...
  GRINNELL, IA—David Sloan Wilson will present “Evolving the City: Using Evolutionary Theory to Understand and Improve the Human Condition” at the Scholars’ Convocation at 11 a.m. on Thurs., Nov. 19 in Room 101 of the Joe Rosenfield ’25 Center on the Grinnell College campus....
  Mark Juergensmeyer, director of the Orfalea Center for Global and International Studies at the University of California, will deliver a Scholars’ Convocation lecture on “Global Rebellion: Religious Challenges to the Secular State,” Thurs., Mar. 3 at 11 a.m. in Room 101 of the...
  Writers@Grinnell will offer weekly activities throughout April, featuring Shakespeare, novelists, poets, and memoirists. On Thurs., Apr. 5, novelist and memoirist Jennifer Finney Boylan will read from a range of works including young adult books and short stories. Boylan has...
  Two upcoming Faulconer Gallery exhibitions will demonstrate the history of printing and publishing in China—from intricate woodblocks to intriguing political posters. Opening Sept. 23, “From the Book Forest: Commercial Publishing in Late Imperial China” and “Chinese Propaganda...
  Grinnell College's Faulconer Gallery is offering free hands-on art activities for area children and families throughout June and July. The Faulconer Arts Outreach in the Parks will offer children a choice of activities at each session held on-campus and in city parks....
  Print and photography portfolios from the Grinnell College Art Collection will imbue the summer exhibition at Faulconer Gallery, opening June 15. “Portfolio: Artists Work in Series” features artists Edward Burtynsky, Tacita Dean, Glenn Ligon, Catherine Opie, Shahzia Sikander,...
  GRINNELL, IA—Grinnell College’s Faulconer Gallery is offering a number of outreach activities throughout November and early December to engage the public with “Culturing Community: Projects about Place,” a four-part exhibition currently open in the Bucksbaum Center for the...
  GRINNELL, IA— Concurrent exhibitions of Grinnell College’s art collections will be the backdrop for outreach activities at Faulconer Gallery through the end of February and March. “Influence,” a faculty-curated exhibition of “cabinets of curiosity,” and “Repeat, Reveal, React...
  Grinnell College’s Faulconer Gallery will host a number of public events through the remainder of the fall semester to highlight three ongoing exhibitions: “From the Book Forest: Commercial Publishing in Late Imperial China,” “Chinese Propaganda Posters” and works by Prairie-...
  GRINNELL, IA—Writer Leslie Marmon Silko will read from her acclaimed fiction during the Grinnell College Scholars’ Convocation, Thurs., Mar. 11 at 11 a.m. in the Joe Rosenfield ’25 Center, Room 101, on the Grinnell campus. Silko, who grew up on the Laguna Pueblo Reservation in...
  GRINNELL, IA--Grinnell College senior Filippos Rodger Tsakiris has been awarded a prestigious Watson Fellowship for one year of independent study and travel abroad. Tsakiris, a physics major from Chios Island, Greece, with an environmental studies concentration, is one of only...
  Four Grinnell College students are preparing to go to the head of the class as the next generation of college professors. The first cohort of Mellon Mays Fellows, made possible through a $500,000 four-year grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, has been selected from...
  Grinnell, IA 10/5/11 Grinnell College will host its first symposium dedicated to the Young Innovator for Social Justice Prize on October 25-27. The Symposium – co-sponsored by the college’s Rosenfield Program in Public Affairs, International Relations and Human...
  GRINNELL, IA— Food security in changing times will be the topic of a World Food Prize Week lecture at Grinnell College on Wed., Oct. 13 at 7:30 p.m. in Room 101 of the Joe Rosenfield ‘25 Center. Former World Food Prize laureate Hans Herren will discuss the need for rethinking...
  GRINNELL, IA—Former Israeli Ambassador Asher Naim will describe his role in the 1991 Operation Solomon, Mon., Nov. 30 at 7:30 p.m. in the Joe Rosenfield ’25 Center on the Grinnell College campus. Naim, who served as ambassador to Ethiopia at the time of Operation Solomon, set...
  Former White House correspondent Richard Benedetto will talk about his political journalism career while on the Grinnell College campus during the week of May 2 as part of the Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellows program. Benedetto will visit English, political science and history...
  GRINNELL, IA—Four Grinnell College students have received federally-funded Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships to support study abroad during the 2012-2013 school year. The Gilman Scholarship is a federal grant program that "provides awards for U.S. undergraduate...
  Four Grinnell College students have received federally-funded Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships to support study abroad during second semester 2011-2012. The Gilman Scholarship is a federal grant program that “provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students...
  GRINNELL, IA—Dollar bills, political statements, video installations, oils on canvas. All are part of four new exhibitions by four artists opening June 18 at Grinnell College’s Faulconer Gallery. “The Silent Echo Chamber” by Harry Shearer, “Face Value” by Mark Wagner, “...
  Grinnell College student Alice Nadeau has been awarded a Goldwater Scholarship for up to $7,500 toward tuition and other expenses during the 2012-13 academic year. The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship Program was established by Congress to encourage excellence in science and...
  GRINNELL, IA—Grinnell College recognized the professional accomplishments and service contributions of nine alumni during Alumni Reunion Weekend, June 2-6 on the Grinnell campus. Alumni Award winners are members of reunion classes who have distinguished themselves in their...
  GRINNELL, IA – Grinnell College’s Board of Trustees today announced that Raynard S. Kington, M.D., M.B.A., Ph.D., the deputy director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and a leading scientific researcher on the role of social factors as determinants of health, will...
  GRINNELL, IA—Grinnell College is among the nation''s leaders in the number of graduates who are awarded Fulbright grants to work and serve in international locations, according to the U.S. Fulbright Program, in a recent article in The Chronicle of Higher Education . Grinnell...
   GRINNELL, IA--Grinnell College is accepting applications for Community Mini-Grants for cultural, recreational, and educational projects in the Grinnell community. The Mini-Grant Program typically supports requests in the $500 to $5,000 range, with preference given to projects...
  After a national search, Grinnell College has named a new leader for the college’s fundraising and alumni relations operation. On July 5, Beth Halloran will begin her position as vice-president for development and alumni relations. Currently assistant vice-president for the...
  GRINNELL, IA—Grinnell College''s Cultural Films Committee will host the first annual Grinnell Cinefest Dec. 4-6 in the Harris Center Cinema on the Grinnell campus. This year''s festival, which focuses on the work of international women filmmakers, is part of the Cultural Film...
  GRINNELL, IA—What began as a one-week faculty summer seminar to explore the Grinnell College Art Collection has transformed into a two-month Faulconer Gallery exhibition of cabinets—cabinets of curiosities—a Renaissance concept that predated museums. “Influence: Faculty...
  GRINNELL, IA - The Grinnell College Community Chorus will perform music for choir and organ on Fri., Dec. 4, at 7:30 p.m. in Herrick Chapel on the Grinnell College campus. Directed by John Rommereim, professor of music, the mixed chorus will perform Leonard Bernstein''s "...
  GRINNELL, IA—The Grinnell College Symphonic Band and the Percussion, Marimba, and Steel Pan Ensemble will present their spring programs during the week of April 25. Both groups are directed by Mark Dorr and will perform in Sebring-Lewis Hall in the Bucksbaum Center for the...
  GRINNELL, IA—Grinnell College and Grinnell High School have decided to establish a "Partnership in Education" with a goal of enhancing educational opportunities at both institutions. Through this new partnership, the two schools are looking into new and creative ways to link...
  The Grinnell College Libraries have been recognized by the American Library Association (ALA) with the Excellence in Academic Libraries Award for 2011. The award, presented by the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), acknowledged the “outstanding services,...
  GRINNELL, IA – For the second year in a row, The Grinnell Magazine, Grinnell College’s flagship publication, has received top honors in the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) District V competition. The quarterly publication edited by Jacqueline...
  GRINNELL, IA—Henry M. Walker, Samuel R. and Marie-Louise Rosenthal Professor of Natural Science and Mathematics and professor of computer science at Grinnell College, has been named a Distinguished Educator by the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM), the world’s largest...
  GRINNELL, IA –International, national, and community journalists will debate “The Media: Changes and Challenges” during a three-day symposium on the Grinnell College campus, Feb. 16-18. “The media is in the midst of rapid change, and we don’t yet know the destination,” said...
  GRINNELL, IA—Grinnell College will host a participatory group sing of selections of George Frideric Handel''s classic "Messiah" on Sun., Dec. 13 at 3 p.m. in Herrick Chapel on the Grinnell College campus. The First Annual Handel''s "Messiah" Sing is open to all who wish to...
  The Grinnell College Department of Theatre and Dance will present the original image-based performance “Flowers of E” on March 12-14 in Roberts Theatre in the Bucksbaum Center for the Arts on the Grinnell College campus. “Flowers of E” is inspired by the life and writings of...
  GRINNELL, IA—The Grinnell Symphony Orchestra and Grinnell Jazz Ensemble will combine performances with guest artists James Bovinette on trumpet, vocalist Kimberly Fitch, and composer Robert Nelson for an afternoon of jazz, Sun., Nov. 15 at 4 p.m. in Herrick Chapel on the...
  Grinnell College has announced the 10-member selection committee to determine the winners of the 2013 Grinnell Prize. The award program honors young innovators under the age of 40 who have demonstrated leadership in their fields and who show creativity, commitment and...
  GRINNELL, IA—The Grinnell Singers, a 50-voice choral ensemble from Grinnell College, will perform Rachmaninov’s “Vespers” at St. Cecilia’s Cathedral in Omaha, on Sun., May 2, at 8 p.m. The Grinnell Singers, known for their innovative and adventurous choral programming, are...
  The Grinnell Singers, a 45-voice choral ensemble from Grinnell College, will present concerts, March 20-25, in churches in Kansas City, Oklahoma City, Houston, Austin, and Dallas, as part of a spring break tour. The Grinnell Singers’ concert repertoire will span six centuries...
  GRINNELL, IA.—The Grinnell Singers, a 50-voice choral ensemble from Grinnell College, will present concerts, March 22-26, in churches and high schools in Portland, Ore., Seattle, Kenmore, Richland, and Olympia, Wash., as part of a spring break tour. The Grinnell Singers’...
  The Grinnell Singers, a 50-voice choral ensemble from Grinnell College, will combine talents with Chicago’s celebrated Baroque Band, to perform Handel’s “Messiah,” Dec. 3 in Des Moines and Dec. 4 on the Grinnell campus. The Baroque Band period-instrument orchestra has...
  The Grinnell Singers, recently returned from a five-city tour, will perform the campus premiere of a commissioned work by rising composer Mohammed Fairouz on Sat., Apr. 14, with the composer present. The 49-voice select choir, directed by Professor of Music John Rommereim,...
  GRINNELL, IA--Grinnell College student Ami Shrestha will implement an international peace project this summer, thanks to a $10,000 award through Davis Projects for Peace. Davis Projects for Peace are funded by internationalist and philanthropist Kathryn Wasserman Davis, who...
  GRINNELL, IA—Grinnell College senior Jake M. Joseph has been selected to receive a fellowship from the 2010 Fund for Theological Education (FTE). The undergraduate fellowships, which are funded by Lilly Endowment, Inc., recognize students who have gifts for leadership and are...
  Grinnell College students Tinggong Zhan and Xiaorong Yin will implement an international peace project in China this summer, thanks to a $10,000 award throughDavis Projects for Peace. Davis Projects for Peace are funded by internationalist and philanthropist Kathryn Wasserman...
  GRINNELL, IA—The Grinnell College Department of Theatre and Dance will present Shakespeare’s 1600 romantic comedy “As You Like It” on Nov. 20-22 in Roberts Theatre in the Bucksbaum Center for the Arts on the Grinnell College campus. Long recognized as the greatest English...
  Grinnell College, one of 28 members of the Iowa Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (IAICU), will host prospective students and families during Iowa Private College Week, Aug. 6-10. “These initial campus visits give students and families the opportunity to...
  GRINNELL, IA—The Google Map (©2010 Google) for Iowa destinations will include Grinnell College when prospective students and their families participate in Iowa Private College Week, Aug. 2-6. Grinnell is one of 29 members of the Iowa Association of Independent Colleges and...
More than 5,000 Iowa students and families are expected to participate in Iowa Private College Week, Aug. 1-5, including visits to the Grinnell College campus. Grinnell is one of 28 members of the Iowa Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (IAICU) to host...
  Guest conductor Simon Carrington will be in residence at Grinnell College, Apr. 10-17, and will direct The Grinnell Singers on Sun., Apr. 17 at 2 p.m. in Sebring-Lewis Hall on the Grinnell College campus. Carrington will conduct the Grinnell Singers in a program that includes...
  GRINNELL, IA—Grinnell College recognized the professional accomplishments and service contributions of nine alumni during Alumni Reunion Weekend, June 2-6 on the Grinnell campus. Alumni Award winners are members of reunion classes who have distinguished themselves in their...
  GRINNELL, IA—Director of The Earth Institute Jeffrey Sachs will be available for media interviews Mon., May 24, from 8:30-9 a.m., prior to Grinnell College commencement exercises. Media who wish to interview Sachs should contact Cindy Deppe, media relations, deppec[at]grinnell...
  Two Iowa high school students have been awarded scholarships worth $100,000 during four years at Grinnell College. The generous Howard R. Bowen Scholarship program at Grinnell provides selected Iowa scholars a $25,000 scholarship each year for four years, based on a written...
  GRINNELL, IA—Iowa’s poet laureate Mary Swander and Monica Leo of the internationally renowned Eulenspiegel Puppet Company will present “The Girls on the Roof” on Mon., Nov. 9 at 7:30 p.m. in Room 101 of the Joe Rosenfield ''25 Center on the Grinnell College campus. “Girls on...
  “Mayberry,” an Iowa story with national implications by playwright Sean Christopher Lewis, will be on stage at Grinnell College, Fri., May 4, at 7:30 p.m. in Roberts Theatre of the Bucksbaum Center for the Arts on the Grinnell campus. Lewis created “Mayberry” to explore the...
GRINNELL, IA—Grinnell College recognized the professional accomplishments and service contributions of nine alumni during Alumni Reunion Weekend, June 2-6 on the Grinnell campus. Alumni Award winners are members of reunion classes who have distinguished themselves in their...
  GRINNELL, IA—Grinnell College recognized the professional accomplishments and service contributions of nine alumni during Alumni Reunion Weekend, June 2-6 on the Grinnell campus. Alumni Award winners are members of reunion classes who have distinguished themselves in their...
GRINNELL, IA—Journalist and professor David D. Perlmutter will give a talk on “How and Why Online Social Media Changed Everything: The Lessons of Political Blogs” on Mon., April 26 at 4:15 p.m. in Room 101 of the Joe Rosenfield ’25 Center on the Grinnell College campus....
  GRINNELL, IA—Grinnell College has added two more Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified buildings to its green campus commitments. The Joe Rosenfield ’25 Center, the campus center opened in 2006, and the Robert N. Noyce ’49 Science Center’s second phase...
  The Grinnell College Libraries will celebrate the Excellence in Academic Libraries Award received earlier this year during an outdoor ceremony on Fri., Apr. 29. Representatives of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL); Grinnell College President Raynard S....
GRINNELL, IA—Alonzo King’s celebrated LINES Ballet of San Francisco will perform on Wed., Feb. 3 at 7:30 p.m. in Roberts Theatre in the Bucksbaum Center for the Arts on the Grinnell College campus. Collaborating with noted composers, musicians, and visual artists, choreographer...
  Area preschoolers who attend the Grinnell College Preschool Laboratory just got a new playdate—the Claude W. and Dolly Ahrens Foundation. The Foundation, which supports Grinnell community projects in education, health, and parks and recreation, will contribute $41,000 to the...
  Human rights activists from the Madres de Plaza de Mayo, an Argentine organization fighting for justice for those who disappeared during the1976-1983 state terror, will discuss their efforts during a Grinnell College visit, Mar. 16-17. The activists, who have worked for more...
  Grinnell College President Russell K. Osgood has appointed Marci Sortor, vice president for institutional planning, as acting vice president of college and alumni relations. In her new interim role, Sortor will be responsible for alumni relations, fundraising and communication...
  GRINNELL, IA—Grinnell College recognized the professional accomplishments and service contributions of nine alumni during Alumni Reunion Weekend, June 2-6 on the Grinnell campus. Alumni Award winners are members of reunion classes who have distinguished themselves in their...
  Grinnell College student Mateo Jarquín has been awarded a $34,000 competitive Beinecke Scholarship for graduate study. Jarquín, a third-year history major from Nicaragua, was nominated by Grinnell for the national competition based on his academic record, post-graduate plans...
  Dr. Han Duk-Soo, the Ambassador to the U.S. from the Republic of Korea, will visit the Grinnell College campus on Wed., Sept. 7. The Ambassador will present a public lecture at 8 p.m. on “Korea-U.S. Relations in the 21st Century” in Room 101 of the Joe Rosenfield ’25 Center....
  The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded Grinnell College grants totaling more than $1 million to support continual development of interdisciplinary courses and programs in the humanities and to encourage students to consider college teaching careers.             A $100,000...
  Grinnell College will host a sing-along of selections from George Frideric Handel’s classic "Messiah" on Sun., Dec. 12 at 3 p.m. in Herrick Chapel on the Grinnell College campus. The Second Annual Handel’s "Messiah" Sing is open to all who wish to participate, and will feature...
  Grinnell College seniors graduating mid-year will be honored in a private campus ceremony on Dec. 5. The 24 mid-year graduates will hear remarks from President Raynard S. Kington, M.D., Ph.D.; Paula Smith, vice-president for academic affairs and dean of the college; Beth...
  For the 10th consecutive year, Grinnell College is accepting applications for Community Mini-Grants for projects to enhance the quality of life in the Grinnell community. Mini-grant support focuses on cultural, recreational and educational opportunities in the community, as...
  Grinnell, IA 3/7/11 Eleven Grinnell area organizations will benefit from more than $30,000 in grant support from the Grinnell College Mini-Grant Program for arts, educational and community initiatives. “We increased both the maximum grant amount and the total grant...
  GRINNELL, IA--The moon and Saturn will be the featured celestial objects at an open house at Grinnell College’s Grant O. Gale Observatory, Thurs., April 22, at 8:30 p.m. Robert Cadmus, Breid-McFarland Professor of Science, professor of physics, and director of the observatory...
  More than 1,300 Grinnell College alumni, friends and family will return to campus for the 133rd Alumni Reunion Weekend, June 1-3, travelling from as far as South Africa, Switzerland and Hong Kong to enjoy a full weekend of programming. Alumni College, which begins Wednesday...
  More than 1100 Grinnell College alumni, friends, and family will return to campus for the 132nd Alumni Reunion Weekend, June 3-5. Alumni will travel from as far as Thailand, Mexico and Canada to enjoy a full weekend of programming that begins Wednesday with Alumni College and...
  The conflict over mountaintop mining in southern Appalachia will be the topic of a Scholars’ Convocation by cultural anthropologist Susan Hirsch on Thurs., Sept. 22 at 11 a.m. in Room 101 of the Joe Rosenfield ’25 Center on the Grinnell College campus. Hirsch, who is a...
  Grinnell College has been awarded a $220,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to purchase equipment used to determine the structure of chemical compounds. The Major Research Instrumentation grant, submitted by Grinnell chemistry and physics faculty members,...
  GRINNELL, IA—Grinnell College neurobiologist Clark Lindgren and student researchers expect that their ongoing research into chemical synapses may contribute to better understanding of neurological diseases such as muscular dystrophy, thanks in part to a grant from the National...
  The Grinnell College Preschool Laboratory, where many area preschoolers begin their worldly adventures, will have a new home on Park St., with construction to begin this spring. The popular laboratory program is currently housed in a 1970s-style building at 1207 Park St. that...
  Grinnell College President Raynard S. Kington has appointed Joseph P. Bagnoli, Jr., of Berea College to lead Grinnell’s strategic recruitment and financial aid programs. Bagnoli will join the Grinnell staff on Feb. 23 as vice president for enrollment and dean of admission and...
  GRINNELL, IA—Research by Grinnell College Associate Professor of Chemistry Mark Levandoski and biological chemistry students may hold the key—a molecular “key”—to a protein “lock” leading to potential discoveries behind cellular “doors.” A three-year $373,000 grant from the...
  Grinnell College recognized the professional accomplishments and service contributions of nine alumni during Alumni Reunion Weekend, June 2-6 on the Grinnell campus. Alumni Award winners are members of reunion classes who have distinguished themselves in their careers and...
  Grinnell College’s Liberal Arts in Prison Program will celebrate its First Year of College Program offering at the Newton Correctional Facility during a Nov. campus symposium with national speakers on the benefits of education for incarcerated individuals. Since 2003, Grinnell...
  Harvard University Librarian Robert Darnton will discuss the fate of books and libraries in the digital world during a Scholars’ Convocation on Thurs., Oct. 6 at 11 a.m. in Faulconer Gallery of the Bucksbaum Center for the Arts on the Grinnell College campus. Darnton, an...
  GRINNELL, IA— The Peace Studies Program at Grinnell College will host a two-day student conference, Mar. 4-5, featuring Grinnell student presenters on a number of peace-related topics and keynote speakers on the pervasiveness of violence in American culture. “The Peace Studies...
  GRINNELL, IA—World-renowned percussionist and composer Dame Evelyn Glennie will perform and share stories from her career while on the Grinnell College campus, Apr. 8-9. Glennie will deliver the Scholars’ Convocation on Thurs., Apr. 8 at 11 a.m. in Room 101 of the Joe...
  GRINNELL, IA—Slovenian poet Tomaz Salamun will read from his work as part of the Writers@Grinnell program on Wed., Nov. 18 at 8 p.m. in Faulconer Gallery in the Bucksbaum Center for the Arts on the Grinnell College campus. Salamun is the author of close to 40 books of poetry,...
  GRINNELL, IA – Grinnell College’s Center for Prairie Studies will celebrate local roots and landscape during a prairie festival on Sat., Sept. 18, at the Conard Environmental Research Area (CERA), located 11 mi. southwest of the campus. The one-day “Prairie Festival: A...
  Grinnell College’s Center for Prairie Studies will offer two opportunities this month to learn more about the center’s ongoing educational programming and projects. The events are intended to “help people discover the rich and changing nature and culture of the prairie region...
  Works by Prairie-Style architectural legends Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahony Griffin will be exhibited at Grinnell College’s Faulconer Gallery, beginning Sept. 23. The late husband and wife team designed more than 350 structures—“from cottages to mansions, from...
  GRINNELL, IA—Grinnell College President Raynard S. Kington, M.D., Ph.D., will open the 2010-11 academic year with a Scholars’ Convocation on Thurs., Sept. 2 at 11 a.m. in Herrick Chapel on the Grinnell campus. Kington, who joined Grinnell Aug. 21 from the National Institutes...
  GRINNELL, IA—Grinnell College President Russell K. Osgood will deliver his final Scholars’ Convocation address on Thurs., Apr. 29, at 11 a.m. in Herrick Chapel on the Grinnell campus. The convocation is also the annual recognition of the college’s new Phi Beta Kappa scholars....
The Grinnell College Board of Trustees recently approved the promotion of faculty members to new ranks for the 2013-14 academic year. Awarded tenure: Jeffrey Jonkman (associate professor of mathematics and statistics). Promoted to associate professor with tenure: Paul Hutchison...
The Grinnell College Board of Trustees recently approved the promotion of faculty members to new ranks for the 2013-14 academic year. Awarded tenure: Jeffrey Jonkman (associate professor of mathematics and statistics). Promoted to associate professor with tenure: Paul Hutchison...
  Writers@Grinnell will welcome three interdisciplinary and intercultural writers during April readings on the Grinnell College campus. On Apr. 7, Russian poet Ilya Kaminsky and novelist Gary Shteyngart will read from their published works during interdisciplinary events in...
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and best-selling author Anna Quindlen will address the Grinnell College Class of 2011 at the Exercises of Commencement in the 165th year of Grinnell College, on Mon., May 23, at 10 a.m. on Central Campus.* Quindlen, the author of five best-...
  GRINNELL, IA—Award-winning author Edward P. Jones will read from his fiction as part of the Writers@Grinnell program at 8 p.m. on Apr. 8 in Room 101 of the Joe Rosenfield ’25 Center on the Grinnell College campus. A novelist and short story writer, Jones has received numerous...
  GRINNELL, IA -- Soprano Randye Jones and pianist Michelle Crouch will present "The Art of the Negro Spiritual" on Wednesday, April 7, at 7 p.m. in Herrick Chapel on the Grinnell College campus. The program will feature familiar spirituals such as "Nobody Knows the Trouble I...
  Seven recent Grinnell College graduates have received Fulbright assistantships for international teaching and research assignments. The prestigious Fulbright international education exchange program is designed to increase mutual understanding between the U.S. and other...
  A record number of Grinnell College seniors have accepted Fulbright assistantships for international teaching and research assignments next year—11 who will graduate on Mon., May 21, plus one recent graduate, making a total of 12 Fulbrights for Grinnellians this year. The...
  GRINNELL, IA— Grinnell College dedicated its new $90-million recreation and athletic center Saturday and named the Charles Benson Bear ’39 Recreation and Athletic Center for the late alumnus, trustee, and publishing executive Charles Bear. Bequests of more than $10 million...
  Rockjazz pianist ELEW will bring his physical playing style to Grinnell College, Thurs., Mar. 1, at 7:30 p.m. in Herrick Chapel on the Grinnell campus. ELEW combines ragtime, rock and pop with “mesmerizing piano theatrics” to create a style that has complemented tours for...
  6/1/10 GRINNELL, IA--Grinnell College's Faulconer Gallery is offering free hands-on art activities for area children and families throughout June and July. The Faulconer Arts Outreach in the Parks will offer children a choice of activities at each session held on-campus...
GRINNELL, IA—Grinnell College alumnus Ted Bromund, a senior research fellow at The Margaret Thatcher Center for Freedom, will discuss “How National Sovereignty Promotes Human Rights,” Tues., Mar. 9 at 4:15 p.m., in the Joe Rosenfield ’25 Center, Room 101, on the Grinnell campus...
  This spring, the Grinnell College Board of Trustees announced the promotion of faculty members to new ranks for the 2010-11 academic year: • Promoted to full professor: Vicki Bentley-Condit (anthropology); Katya Gibel Mevorach (anthropology); Kathleen Skerrett (religious...
  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 3/29/11 Immigration—complicated policies, controversial possibilities. A Grinnell College symposium on “U.S. Immigration Policy,” Apr. 11-14, will examine a wide range of viewpoints on this timely topic, with experts on both sides of open and closed borders;...
  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, IA—The remarkable properties of water will be the topic of a Scholars’ Convocation by chemist Geraldine Richmond on Thurs., Sept. 30 at 11 a.m. in Room 101 of the Joe Rosenfield ’25 Center on the Grinnell College campus. Richmond, who is the Richard M. and...
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...
Note: Deborah Ager's reading has been rescheduled for Tues., Mar. 2 at 8 p.m. Writers@Grinnell will kick off its spring program with a reading by poet Deborah Ager on Thur., Feb. 11 at 8 p.m. in Room 101 of the Joe Rosenfield ’29 Center on the Grinnell College campus. Ager’s...
Note: Deborah Ager's reading has been rescheduled for Tues., Mar. 2 at 8 p.m. Writers@Grinnell will kick off its spring program with a reading by poet Deborah Ager on Thur., Feb. 11 at 8 p.m. in Room 101 of the Joe Rosenfield ’29 Center on the Grinnell College campus. Ager’s...
Note: Deborah Ager's reading has been rescheduled for Tues., Mar. 2 at 8 p.m. Writers@Grinnell will kick off its spring program with a reading by poet Deborah Ager on Thur., Feb. 11 at 8 p.m. in Room 101 of the Joe Rosenfield ’29 Center on the Grinnell College campus. Ager’s...
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....
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....
GRINNELL, IA.—Grinnell College’s Young, Gifted, and Black Gospel Choir will present public concerts, March 20-23, in St. Paul and Milwaukee as part of a spring break tour. The choir’s concert repertoire, directed by Barry Jones, will include traditional gospel and contemporary...

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Get to know each other better. Grinnellians at a Glance is a compilation of bios and selfies submitted by students and staff. The new series will appear in the Campus Memo and on the College's website. Don't  be shy. Take three quick selfies from your camera phone. Here are some...
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