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  1. Illustration of two students on a bridge

    When You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know

    For first-generation students, getting into Grinnell is just the first hurdle. Figuring out how to survive, much less thrive, is a whole series of hurdles. And it’s less a sprint over a brightly lit track than a marathon through a dark tunnel with blind curves, switchbacks, and alarming obstacles.
  2. Christine Goerke as Brunnhilde

    Live Stream of Wagner’s Die Walküre Set for Saturday, March 30

    Mar 20, 2019
    Richard Wagner’s Die Walküre will be streamed live at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 30, in Harris Center Cinema as part of the Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD Series.
  3. Potential Admission Data Compromise

    Mar 18, 2019
    On March 7, 2019, Grinnell College was made aware of suspicious activity in our admission database. We immediately closed access to our database, notified the FBI, and launched an investigation. We determined that some admission data may have been accessed by an unknown party. We have no evidence at this time that this incident has included financial information provided by students or parents on financial aid applications, application essays, letters of recommendations, or transcripts. The investigation is ongoing, and we will provide follow-up notification as appropriate.
  4. Steven Duong

    Steven Duong ’19 Receives $30,000 Thomas J. Watson Fellowship

    Mar 16, 2019
    Steven Duong ’19, a newly selected Thomas J. Watson Fellow, will travel to Malawi, China, Thailand, and Trinidad and Tobago in 2019-20 to write poetry and explore the world of freshwater fish.
  5. Special Campus Memo: Alumnus to Create Endowed Chair

    Mar 15, 2019
    Alumnus to create Grinnell biology endowed chair in honor of father, former professor
  6. Special Campus Memo: Improving Student Experiential Learning

    Mar 14, 2019
    Grinnell is committed to strengthening the educational components of student experiential learning opportunities on campus. Long-term strategic planning efforts focused on student employment opportunities led to the creation of a Training and Student Employment Coordinator position in the Human Resources office in 2014. Now, we are in the process of creating a new position to focus exclusively on supporting the academic component of paid student positions on campus, and of considering additional opportunities for making sure these positions prepare students with critical career-readiness skills.
  7. Carlos Mendoza ’72

    Alumnus Flips Colorado Farmland to Create Grinnell Biology Endowed Chair

    Mar 14, 2019
    In honor of his father, Denver-area cardiologist and farmer Carlos Mendoza ’72 will create the Dr. Guillermo Mendoza Endowed Chair in the biology department with a planned gift of $4.25 million.
  8. The Grinnell Singers

    The Grinnell Singers to Perform Concerts in 4 States During Spring Tour

    Mar 11, 2019
    The Grinnell Singers, the College's premier choir, will perform in five concerts during a spring concert tour of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, and Iowa from March 16-21.
  9. Aimee Nezhukumatathil

    Writers@Grinnell Welcomes Award Winning author, Aimee Nezhukumatathil, on Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.

    Mar 11, 2019
    The Writers@Grinnell concludes this year’s series with award winning author, Aimee Nezhukumatathil.
  10. Fischlowitz Travel Award Winner to Explore Food Sovereignty Issues Across the U.S.

    Mar 11, 2019
    Tommy O'Donnell ’20, a resident of Plymouth, England, will to travel this summer to Arizona, California, Louisiana, Massachusetts, and New York to explore how U.S. communities are creating and defining their own food and agriculture systems.