My Experience: Naida C. Tushnet ’61
My story is that I came to Grinnell in 1958 as an early entrant (didn’t graduate high school) from an East Coast suburb.
My Experience: Deborah Rabinowitz Ericson ’71
Originally published in the Summer 1976 Grinnell Magazine
Before I recount my tale about The Magical Place, I want to make one simple observation: Angels fly because they take themselves so lightly.
Photos Courtesy of the Grinnell College Archives except where noted
For 150 years, the community of Grinnell and Grinnell College have grown and thrived, side by side, sharing a name as well as a beloved place. The Grinnell College Archives provided this photo slideshow, offering a look back at where we've been.
J.B. Grinnell is a towering figure in the history of Grinnell, Iowa. Josiah Bushnell Grinnell -- better known as J.B. -- was born in Vermont in 1821. He grew up a farm boy, working in the fields in the spring and summer and attending school only in the winter.
Seeking to maximize the benefits of the decennial accreditation process for formative reflection and conversation, the College requested and received permission from the Higher Learning Commission to engage in a Special Emphasis self study focused on an issue critical to improving our ability to achieve our mission: reinvigorating our traditional commitment to train leaders in public service and social justice as we enter the 21st century. The College's mission reads, in part:
I knew Jim from the time that he was a senior at Grinnell College and I was on the admission staff.