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Alumni Recitation Hall (ARH)

The Alumni Recitation Hall contains classrooms for classes in the Social Studies and Humanities, as well as faculty offices for departments of foreign languages and Classics. The facilities also include a 158-seat screening auditorium, the multipurpose Meredith AudioVisual Center, and an additional computer lab with multiple printers for both classroom and general student use.

Classics Department

Discover the cultural richness of ancient Greece and Rome, and the beginnings of the liberal arts tradition.  Classics at Grinnell includes not only the Greek and Latin languages, but also the history, literature, art, archaeology, mythology, and philosophy of the ancient Greek and Roman worlds.  Study in Athens or Rome is available. Majors in classics go on to careers in many fields, including education, law, medicine, scientific research, business, and librarianship.

Honor Jerry Lalonde

Gerald V. Lalonde, Benedict Professor of Classics, became Professor Emeritus after forty-two years of service as a teacher, scholar, and administrator.  Jerry came to Grinnell in 1969 and has made outstanding contributions to the College as a mainstay in the Department of Classics, teaching an exceptional range of courses and guiding the department with his wide experience and sound judgment.