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  Our mission is, in part, to graduate individuals “who are prepared in life and work to use their knowledge and their abilities to serve the common good.” Community service helps you gain the experience and skills you’ll need to do so, and we’re committed to supporting it. ...

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A Tradition of Leadership Throughout its history, Grinnell has emphasized the importance of human rights and social progress, and encouraged the discussion of the public policies affecting both. Grinnell was a center of abolitionist activity in the 1850s and one of the first...

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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...
  Grinnellians in Neuroscience: Foundations, Future, and Fallacies, a 200-level neuroscience course, celebrated Brain Week 2013 with Grinnell Middle School students. The students hosted them at the college and lead them through neuroscience-related activities such as: Seeing how...
“Are we preparing kids to do what they want to do?” asks Keven Seney, principal of Grinnell Community High School (GHS). Grinnell College students are helping to answer that question with the guidance of Audrey Devine-Eller, assistant professor of sociology. Since spring 2013,...
  Did you know Grinnell produced more LVC volunteers than any other school in the country last year? And that’s raw numbers, not per-capita. Lutheran Volunteer Corps is a national service-leadership program that unites people to work for peace with justice. Volunteers live...

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Grinnell College will launch the Ignite Program on Saturday, Nov. 22, with a day of free classes taught by Grinnell College student teachers. The program is open to students in pre-kindergarten through eighth-grade, and registration is open until Friday, Oct. 24. The Ignite...