On Wednesday, April 3, Grinnell College staff members will receive an email invitation to take part in a campus staff climate survey administered by the Higher Education Research Institute (HERI). This confidential survey will seek staff input about job satisfaction, general issues and concerns, and areas for improvement. Widespread participation and candid input are the best ways for the community to share staff insights, which can be used to create meaningful plans that address concerns. President Raynard S. Kington has asked that the results of the survey be shared fully with the community to develop an action plan. Survey results will be shared with staff during the fall 2019 semester.
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.
Isabelle Demers, who is rapidly becoming recognized as one of North America's most virtuosic organists, will perform a concert at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 6, in Herrick Chapel to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the restoration of the chapel’s historic organ.
Valerie Ann Johnson, who holds a faculty chair and directs Africana Women’s Studies at Bennett College in North Carolina, will give a lecture about how women respond to white supremacy and fascism at 4:15 p.m. on Thursday, April 4, in Room 152 of the Bucksbaum Center for the Arts.
An internship at the Stanley Museum of Art helped one student discover his future by exploring the past.