Assistant Professor of History Kelly Maynard (center) with students (clockwise from lower left) Paul Dampier ’12, Kim Knudsen ’10, Erik Jarvis ’12, and Briel Waxman ’12. Knudsen authored the review titled “Italian Opera Insults Catholics.” Photographer: Jim Heemstra
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.
I knew Jim from the time that he was a senior at Grinnell College and I was on the admission staff.
Joanna Harris arrived in Grinnell in 1855 at the age of 11, and did not venture much farther until her death at the age of 87 in 1931. She graduated in 1865 as the first female graduate of Grinnell College and one of the first women to graduate from a college west of the Mississippi.