Our History

A. Richard Turner, an art historian and former dean at Middlebury College, is named president of the College.

Many dorms become coed by floor. Loose Hall experiments with coed housing by room.

George Drake ’56, professor of history and Rhodes Scholar, is named president of the College. He remains president emeritus and history professor emeritus and a popular figure on campus. 

Professor of art Louis Zirkle initiated Grinnell’s program of outdoor art with his untitled sculpture, affectionately known to generations of Grinnellians as “The Zirkle.”