Advice from Grinnellians, for Grinnellians
How international students are making Grinnell a home away from home.
How Food House gives Grinnellians room to grow.
Political activities on campus are more about social justice causes than political parties.
About Merlin Mathews ’17
Merlin Mathews ’17 will be graduating with a bachelor of arts degree in anthropology and gender, women's, and sexuality studies. Merlin is neurodivergent and chronically and mentally ill.
He writes about the variety of accommodations he has received and the personal and administrative processes for getting them.
Free Summer Astronomy Program offers sixth, seventh, and eighth-graders the opportunity to explore planets, stars, and galaxies.
Jen Brooks ’15, who is originally from Atlanta, Ga., graduated with a bachelor of arts in sociology. Jen was the third Grinnell student in recent years who used a wheelchair. She also needed full-time personal care attendant (PCA) services and a communication aid in the classroom.
During her time at Grinnell, Jen had the opportunity to explore her passion for activism, hone her skills as a researcher (through her two internships), and develop independent living skills.
About Claire Forrest ’13
Claire Forrest ’13, originally from Minneapolis, Minn., earned a bachelor of arts degree in English. Claire has cerebral palsy, and used a motorized scooter and manual wheelchair to navigate the campus. While at Grinnell, Claire was a 4-year member of the Varsity Women's Swim Team, and participated in Paralympic swimming competitions during her career. She also served on the campus' Disability Awareness Committee. Claire studied with the Grinnell-in-London 2011 program, making her the first student to study abroad requiring wheelchair accommodation.
About Patrick Comparin ’12
Four talented and experienced botanist-educators will be co-leading the Cyperaceae Workshop, June 12-13, 2015.