• Post-Pandemic Return to Workplace Plan and Town Hall Invitation for Staff

    May 11, 2021
    The Post-Pandemic Return to Workplace committee has been meeting over the past several weeks to develop recommendations for a phased return to workplace on-campus plan. Employees who are normally contracted to work during the summer will return to standard campus operations between June 21 and August 9, in accordance with their department’s plan.
  • Board of Trustees Leadership Transition

    May 11, 2021
    Michael Kahn ’74 was elected by his fellow trustees to serve as the new board chair during the Grinnell College Board of Trustees annual meeting held May 6-8. Michael succeeds outgoing board chair David Maxwell ’66.
  • Weekly COVID-19 Testing Clinic Update: May 10, 2021

    May 10, 2021
    For the week of May 3, 2021, 507 unique students were tested with 506 being negative and 1 positive resulting in a 0.20% positivity rate. A total of 275 faculty and staff were tested with 275 being negative and 0 being positive resulting in a 0% positivity rate. Testing occurred on Monday and Thursday.
  • Weekly COVID-19 Testing Clinic Update: May 3, 2021

    May 03, 2021
    For the week of April 26, 2021, 567 unique students were tested with 567 being negative and 0 positive resulting in a 0% positivity rate. A total of 301 faculty and staff were tested with 301 being negative and 0 being positive resulting in a 0% positivity rate. Testing occurred on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.
  • Juneteenth Holiday Proclamation

    Apr 30, 2021
    The College will commemorate Juneteenth on Friday, June 18. Going forward, Juneteenth will be a permanent part of the institutional calendar and recognized as a holiday.
  • Weekly COVID-19 Testing Clinic Update: April 26, 2021

    Apr 26, 2021
    For the week of April 19, 2021, 566 unique students were tested with 566 being negative and 0 positive resulting in a 0% positivity rate. A total of 316 faculty and staff were tested with 316 being negative and 0 being positive resulting in a 0% positivity rate. Testing occurred on Monday and Thursday.
  • A Reminder of “Processing Racial Fatigue Dialogue” in the Wake of Chauvin Trial Verdict

    Apr 21, 2021

    Dear Grinnellians,

    I write to you today, after former police officer Derek Chauvin has been found guilty of all three charges he faced for the murder of George Floyd, to acknowledge the…

  • Weekly COVID-19 Testing Clinic Update: April 19, 2021

    Apr 20, 2021
    For the week of April 12, 2021, 201 unique students were tested with 201 being negative and 0 positive resulting in a 0% positivity rate. A total of 189 faculty and staff were tested with 188 being negative and 1 being positive resulting in a 0.53% positivity rate. Testing occurred on Monday and Thursday, but the data for Thursday, April 15, is not yet available.
  • Grinnell College Hosts Second Dose COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic

    Apr 19, 2021
    Grinnell College is hosting a second dose COVID-19 vaccination clinic for individuals who were vaccinated with their first dose at the vaccination clinic held on campus April 7 and 8. Individuals attending will be asked to present their vaccine card from that first clinic at the check-in table for verification.
  • Community Preparation and Care

    Apr 16, 2021

    Dear Grinnellians,

    I write to you today as our community prepares for…

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