Early Days at Grinnell
In July 2011, as he concluded his first year at Grinnell, President Raynard S. Kington charted a 31-city regional alumni event schedule — starting in London in July 2011 and concluding in late-May 2012 in Se
oul, Korea. At each stop, Kington delivered his “Choosing Grinnell’s Future” message, plus current news from campus.
John Christian Rommereim
Professor of Music
Blanche Johnson Professor of Music
The professorship was established in 1997 by Harold B. Johnson Jr. in memory of his aunt, Blanche Johnson, who was a small town piano teacher, educated at the Chicago Conservatory of Music. It was previously held by Jonathan Chenette.
William D. Ferguson
Professor of Economics
Gertrude B. Austin Professor of Economics
The chair was created in 1963 by Gertrude Bishop Phillips (’09) Austin and Charles Burgess Austin, who was Instructor in Economics at Grinnell in 1910 and 1911. The previous holder of the chair was Bradley Bateman.
Jin Feng (2001). Professor of Chinese. B.A., Fudan University (China); M.A., University of Illinois; Ph.D., University of Michigan.
Vincent Eckhart (1996). Professor of Biology. B.A., Pomona College; Ph.D., University of Utah.
Timothy S. Dobe (2005). Associate Professor of Religious Studies. B.A., University of New Hampshire; M.Div., Princeton Theological Seminary; Th.D., Harvard Divinity School.
Mairead O’Grady ’10
Emily Bergl ’97 may be Hollywood’s most famous Grinnellian actor of her generation. Perhaps best known as Annie O’Donnell in the television show Men in Trees, Beth Young in Desperate Housewives, and Tammy Bryant in the drama series Southland, she’s also acted in movies and on stage and made guest appearances on many popular TV series.
A myth in the outside world is that “nothing happens on campus in the summer.” So to dispel that myth, we’ve shown below a nominal sampling of scholarly activity taking place during the lazy, hazy days in Grinnell.
All Over the Campus: MAPs
From Noyce to Burling, Steiner to Mears, Mentored Advanced Projects are all over the campus map this summer. Here are a few examples of the works in progress that incorporate student learning with faculty development and scholarship: