Our History

The Grinnell-Nanjing Exchange renews the Grinnell-in-China program begun in 1916 that ended with the Japanese invasion of China in 1937.  It supports Grinnell’s nascent Chinese language program.

Gay and lesbian students form an active group and establish the Human/Gay Resource Center.  The center is later renamed the Stonewall Resource Center to commemorate the Stonewall Riots.

The sale of WDTN-TV in Dayton, Ohio, doubles the College’s endowment.  The initial investment was encouraged by trustee Warren Buffet, a friend of Intel co-founder Robert N. Noyce ’49.