Courses take students around the world, such as biology students studying in the Namib desert and economics students exploring South Korea's rise.
The Burling Library’s scrapbook archives chronicle nearly one hundred years of Grinnell history in scrapbooks, created by alumni and donated to the College. Take a look at a few highlights from seven alumni scrapbooks — and get a taste of Grinnell in the early twentieth century.
Originally published as an online web extra for The Grinnell Magazine Spring 2013.
On Feb. 17, Grinnell Pioneer Michael Brus ’14 swam his way into the national record book, setting an NCAA Division III record in the 200-yard backstroke with a clocking time of 1:45.94. Brus was competing at the 2013 Midwest Conference (MWC) Swimming and Diving Championships, hosted by Grinnell. The mark is pending certification.
A guerilla art project knits together a group of students, townspeople, and local alumni.
Harry Hopkins 1912 is best known as a the architect of the Works Progress Administration. But he had an arguably more important role in world history — as an
Grinnell College is better known for contributing record percentages of its graduates to Ph.D. programs and the Peace Corps than for its alumni in business careers.
But Grinnellians have long applied their innovative minds, independent spirits, wide-ranging curiosities and interdisciplinary perspectives to public-sector careers — often with spectacular results.
In the Fall 2012 issue of The Grinnell Magazine on Grinnellians in business:
When Grinnell's English department brought Ralph Savarese to Iowa six years ago from Florida, he saw it as a chance to nourish a range of interests that -- to an outsider, at least -- looks not only exhaustive, but downright exhausting.