Coming to your mailbox — and, if you like, to your computer screen — in October:
As the College begins its strategic planning process, President Raynard S. Kington frames the issues — and makes a few startling comparisons with some of Grinnell’s peer institutions. Read more in “Choosing Grinnell’s Future.”
Actor and author Peter Coyote ’64 and Terry Bisson ’64 tell how one exceptionally well-orchestrated road trip started the modern student peace movement in “The Grinnell 14 go to Washington.” Hear directly from those who made the trip how audacity made history and helped forever change national defense policy.
Sam Tanenhaus ’77, editor of the New York Times Book Review, reflects on his friend and Grinnell classmate John Chambers ’77, the man behind the downgrading of the U.S.’s credit rating. “You know him as a villain,” Tanenhaus says. “I know him as a damn good reader of Milton.”
What do Chris Benoodt ’78, Julia Schult ’85, Dan Burns ’68, Michael McCullen ’75, and Amy Johnson ’85 have in common? They’re all “Turnaround (Liberal) Artists,” recognized in a feature story of the same name for using their Grinnell education to thrive in times of change.
Plus, at no extra charge: piquant letters, Grinnellian musings on alumni culture and on the college rejection that wasn’t and the economic recovery that isn’t, and sample questions from the Grinnell Purity Test.
Download The Grinnell Magazine Fall 2011 (PDF) to read on your computer or a portable electronic device or to e-mail to friends. Let us know what you think of it — and anything else Grinnell-related.
Thanks for staying in touch!
Dan Weeks ’80
Editor, The Grinnell Magazine