Poster promoting Raynard Kington speech at University of Iowa MLK event

President Kington Delivers Martin Luther King Jr. Distinguished Lecture

Feb 06, 2019
President Raynard S. Kington delivered the University of Iowa Health Care Martin Luther King Jr. Distinguished Lecture Jan. 23 in Iowa City.
Althea Gibson playing tennis

Smithsonian Exhibition Celebrating Sports in Our Communities Opens on Feb. 15

Feb 04, 2019
"Hometown Teams," a Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibition that explores how sports shape America, will open in Grinnell on Friday, Feb. 15.

Charlotte Christensen Receives $484,300 Physics Research Grant

Jan 29, 2019
Physics students gain research opportunities through a $484,300 National Science Foundation grant awarded to Charlotte Christensen, assistant professor of physics.
HSSC atrium

Humanities and Social Studies Center Draws Rave Reviews

Jan 28, 2019
Students and faculty praise the Humanities and Social Studies Center (HSSC) as spring semester classes get underway in the new facility.
Scene from Met Opera's Carmen

Met Opera’s Carmen To Be Streamed Live on Saturday, Feb. 2

Jan 22, 2019
Georges Bizet’s opera about a gypsy seductress who lives by her own rules will be streamed live at noon on Saturday, Feb. 2, in Harris Center Cinema as part of the Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD Series.
Martin Luther King, Jr. speaking behind several microphones

Commemoration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day Set for Jan. 23

Jan 18, 2019
The national holiday will be commemorated with a community reading of Martin Luther King Jr.’s well-known “Letter from Birmingham City Jail” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, in Room 101 of the Joe Rosenfield ’25 Center.
Singers of jazz group The Hot Sardines sit in a diner

The Hot Sardines to Perform Jazz Concert on Jan. 22

Jan 14, 2019
The Hot Sardines, featured at the Newport and Montreal jazz festivals, will perform classic jazz that feeds the heart and soul at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, in Herrick Chapel. The concert is free and open to the public.
Tor Erickson ’01 and Isabella Kugel ’20 stand in front of wood slabs that were made into a desk that now greets visitors in the new Admission and Student Financial Services center.

No Room for Error

Jan 03, 2019
From flowering crabapples to sycamores, birches, and firs, the trees dotting Grinnell’s campus have served as familiar landmarks — as well as beloved spots to climb, make art, and meet for class — for generations of Grinnell students.

Social Media and the Self(ie)

Jul 17, 2017
It is 2017, and social media is an inescapable fact of life. But amidst the dizzying stream of snaps and tweets, Instagrams and influencers, we often struggle to understand how this technology implicates our sense of self — and our relationship to the wider world.

Observing the Stars and Planets

Sep 16, 2015
Grinnell’s observatory is a top-notch research lab and a great place to expose people to physics.