Back to the Future
The Winter 2012 issue of The Grinnell Magazine looks both back and forward at the same time.
The cover story, “Harry’s War,” celebrates the centennial of the graduation of Harry Hopkins 1912 and chronicles how this colorful and enigmatic man not only designed and implemented the New Deal, but also became perhaps the most powerful presidential aide ever and helped orchestrate the defeat of Hitler.
“Leveling the Playing Fields” chronicles the 40-years-and-counting impact of Title IX at Grinnell on everything from athletics to campus culture and safety.
“Grinnell-in-Silicon Valley” takes you along on a trip to the land of Robert Noyce ’49, where 12 Grinnell students met with dozens of alumni in high-tech careers for a peek at the future of technology — and workplace culture.
A new “Essays” section features alumni voices writing about everything from what one alum learned from inventing the email attachment to speculations on what the student body and administration might have done to one another during World War II if either side had radar.
I hope you find it a fun and informative issue!
Dan Weeks ’80
Editor, The Grinnell Magazine