Coming to your mailbox — and, if you like, to your computer screen (see below) in mid-July:
President Raynard S. Kington prescribes a leadership role for Grinnell, a college he says has a unique opportunity — and obligation — to innovate. Read more of his vision in “Preparing Students to Change the World,” an article based on his inaugural address.
Prestigious scholarships and fellowships attract applications from many Grinnell students — and the winners are not the only beneficiaries. Learn why in “Self-Knowledge? There’s an App for That!”
She’s not a desperate housewife, but she plays one on TV. Actor Emily Bergl ’97 returned to campus recently to perform her one-woman cabaret Kidding on the Square and to talk with students about being a liberal artist in Hollywood. “Emily Bergl Live!” gives you a front row seat.
What do the ninth-semester education program, affirmative action, and the Stonewall Resource Center have in common? Roberta Atwell, professor emeritus of education and lifelong quiet — but highly effective — activist. “Practicing Her Principles” tells how she innovated an educational program that has launched generations of teachers — and how she helped transform campus culture.
Plus, at no extra charge: Provocative letters. Anna Quindlen’s Commencement address wisdom. A student’s revolutionary tattoo. A new edition of the “Grinnell Quiz.” Musings on campus cuties, alumni reunions, and American foreign policy. And more.
Also, for the first time, the magazine will be available as a .pdf file that you can download from our website, read on your computer, or email to friends. The .pdf will be available on this Web page in mid-July. 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