Sheahan Virgin '08 working in his office

Election Rules, Pressure Cookers, and the Impacts of Trumpism

Oct 21, 2020
A new political science prof’s serpentine career path back to Grinnell
Red leaves cling to a tree in fall

Welcome, New Faculty in 2020–21!

Oct 07, 2020
About 2 dozen tenure-track and term faculty from art history to theatre and dance joined the Grinnell College community in fall 2020. The new faculty members’ varied research and teaching interests present students with even more compelling choices for rounding out their unique curriculum plans for the year.
Conceptual illustration showing a smart phone used for remote learning and a large book in the background

Intellectual Engagement During a Summer with Fewer Options Than Normal

Aug 07, 2020
Concern for the students, especially those who stayed on campus, prompted a professor to volunteer to teach
Helena Gruensteidl and Maximilian Hill

Helena Gruensteidl and Maximilian Hill Receive Thomas J. Watson Fellowships

Apr 01, 2020
The Watson Fellowship is a $30,000 one-year grant for purposeful, independent exploration outside the United States.
Doug Hess in front of United States map depicting states he has worked with

Every Vote Counts

Feb 27, 2020

Some things that come to mind when you think of the year 1993 might be the release of Jurassic Park, the “Got Milk?” ad campaign, or Whitney Houston topping the billboard charts. But…

Max Hill sitting on a wall at Castle Montjuic, Barcelona, Spain, at sundown

Study Abroad Helps Clarify Career Objectives

Jan 24, 2020
Gilman Scholarship makes study abroad even more affordable for a first-generation student.

CNN Hosts Live Town Halls on Grinnell Campus with Presidential Candidates

Nov 15, 2019
Located in the heart of Iowa caucus territory, Grinnell College gives students and faculty the opportunity to ask questions of presidential candidates Tom Steyer and Joe Biden at live CNN town halls.
Emma Lange ’16 in front of North Campus residence halls

Putting Tangible Skills to Work

Jul 22, 2019
Within a week of graduating from Grinnell, Emma Lange ’16 took what she learned from a political science major and technology studies concentration, moved to Washington, D.C., and started her White House internship.
Dylan Welch '19

Islam and Politics

Jul 08, 2019
How one seminar led a student to do insightful political science research.
Max Hill ’20 (left) and Stefanie Ochoa ’20 (right)

Gilman Scholarships Enable Two Students to Study Abroad

Jan 02, 2019
Stefanie Ochoa ’20 will study in Shanghai, China, and Max Hill ’20 will explore how cities work on four continents, thanks to the Gilman Scholarships they received to study abroad.

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