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Spring 2016 MAPs (499) and Directed Research (299) Dept Student Title Faculty ANT Lane Atmore MAP: Creating Sustaining Comm Andelson, Jonathan ANT Sophia Neems MAP: Women farmers in Iowa Andelson, Jonathan ANT Andrea Semlow MAP: Sr Thesis Intnl Comm Andelson, Jonathan ANT Tasman...
Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program The Posse Foundation and Posse Scholars Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program Read more about Benjamin Mays, his life, his work, and his connection to the Midwest. To address the shortage of minority scholars on college and...

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Spoken-word artist Malcolm London has been called the “Gil Scott-Heron of this generation.” The young activist visits campus Saturday, Nov. 1, for two events. At 3 p.m., Grinnellians who recently took part in a rally in Feguson, Mo. join London for a group discussion in the Joe...
Author and human rights activist Richard E. Lapchick — often described as the "racial conscience of sport" — will discuss “Addressing Socioeconomic Diversity: The Power of Sport to Heal” at 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 8 in Harris Center Cinema. Lapchick is a pioneer for racial...
Grinnell College's celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day will feature a speech on Tuesday, Jan. 26, by University of Iowa Assistant Professor of History Keisha N. Blain. Although Jan. 18 was the King Holiday, the College is celebrating it on Jan. 26, the day after classes...
In recent weeks, many historically underrepresented students have been deeply affected by events highlighting racism and inequity occurring across the country at various colleges and universities. In this timely moment, we have an opportunity to be proactive about the campus...
Lester Alemán ’07 became an advocate and a leader while a Posse Scholar at Grinnell College. He also worked as a program director for nearly four years at the Posse Foundation in Los Angeles. So it’s only fitting he had a chance showcase those skills while discussing the often...
If you were the first in your family to attend college, please consider joining us at our Annual First-Generation Student Dessert Reception at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 10, 2014 in JRC 209.  The goal of this annual event is to connect first-generation college students with...
In celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Patricia Williams of Columbia Law School and Ta-Nehisi Coates of The Atlantic will come to Grinnell College for events on Jan. 19-20. All events are free and open to the public, and will take place in Joe Rosenfield '25 Center, Room...
“Happy Birthday, Marsha!” is a forthcoming film about legendary transgender artist and activist, Marsha “Pay it No Mind” Johnson and her life in the hours before the 1969 Stonewall Riots in New York City. Join us for a discussion and preview screening of clips of the film with...
This year’s (LGBTQ) Pride Week features an award-winning Russian film, a keynote speaker who is one of the most prominent voices in the trans community, and, of course, the drag show. Friday, April 18 Noon, Pride Flag Raising Hosted by Stonewall Resource Center staff Saturday,...
Musicians Randye Jones of Grinnell College and Damani Phillips of the University of Iowa will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the ratification of the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution by sharing the rich history of the music of the African-American tradition. The 13th...
The White House recently recognized Yesenia Ayala ’18 for her courage and contributions to the Latino community in Iowa. She and 10 other young women were selected from more than 1,000 nominees as Champions of Change for empowering and inspiring members of their communities....

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The Diversity and Inclusion Council helps Grinnell develop and sustain an inclusive and diverse campus community. Council members include faculty and staff members and students who monitor the effectiveness of the College’s nondiscrimination policy, campus climate, student and...
Students at Grinnell come from every state and more than 60 countries. As is true for our faculty and staff, students bring varied geographic, ethnic, racial, religious, and socioeconomic experiences to Grinnell—but their common traits far outweigh their differences....

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