Grinnell is known for graduating students with a strong sense of social justice—in fact, one part of the mission of Grinnell is to graduate women and men who “work to use their knowledge and their abilities to serve the common good.” Three Grinnell alumni, all focusing on public and international health issues as well as patient care, enrolled at the Medical School for International Health (MSIH) at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Beer Sheva, Israel.
Trustee John Roy Price, Jr. ’60 is a featured panelist in the live webcast of "The Origins of Welfare Reform" beginning at 12:30 p.m. CST today, Wednesday, June 2, 2010.
Price, former special assistant for Urban Affairs in the Nixon White House, is currently CEO of Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh.
Grinnell College landed a league-best 65 student-athletes on the Midwest Conference All-Academic Team for the 2009-10 winter sports season. Leading the pack were the men’s and women’s indoor track and field teams, which had 14 selections each.
The Grinnell College softball team narrowly missed making the Midwest Conference Tournament last season. But with a combination of experience and youth, the Pioneers are hoping to get over that hump in 2010.
“Making the Midwest Conference Tournament is definitely a realistic goal,” said interim head coach Craig Arendt (pictured). “Our goal would be to host it (the MWC South champ hosts in 2010). The conference will be very competitive. I think we’ll be better than last year.”
GRINNELL, IA – Grinnell College’s Board of Trustees today announced that Raynard S. Kington, M.D., M.B.A., Ph.D., the deputy director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and a leading scientific researcher on the role of social factors as determinants of health, will become Grinnell College’s 13th president on August 1, 2010.
GRINNELL, IA— Concurrent exhibitions of Grinnell College’s art collections will be the backdrop for outreach activities at Faulconer Gallery through the end of February and March. “Influence,” a faculty-curated exhibition of “cabinets of curiosity,” and “Repeat, Reveal, React: Identities in Flux,” a student curated exhibition of art from the college’s collection, offer a wide variety of programming so visitors can experience the interdisciplinary nature of the shows.
GRINNELL, IA—Theologian Catherine Keller will present the Grinnell College Scholars’ Convocation, “After Omnipotence: Power, Pluralism, Peace,” on Thurs., May 6, at 11 a.m. in the Joe Rosenfield ’25 Center on the Grinnell campus.
Keller, who is professor of constructive theology at Drew University’s theological and graduate schools, is also the Gates Lecturer at Grinnell for the 2009-2010 academic year. The Gates Lectures were established in memory of George Gates, the college's second president, and are intended “to bring to campus the very best of modern thought.”
Note: Deborah Ager's reading has been rescheduled for Tues., Mar. 2 at 8 p.m. Writers@Grinnell will kick off its spring program with a reading by poet Deborah Ager on Thur., Feb. 11 at 8 p.m. in Room 101 of the Joe Rosenfield ’29 Center on the Grinnell College campus.
GRINNELL, IA –International, national, and community journalists will debate “The Media: Changes and Challenges” during a three-day symposium on the Grinnell College campus, Feb. 16-18.