The growing civil unrest following the death of George Floyd has added another layer of complexity to this tragedy. I hope that each of us can reflect on what we can do to improve the lives of those who are most vulnerable and then act in ways that are true to ourselves and to all that we value as Grinnellians.
We cannot expect a traditional academic year in 2020-21 as we build an academic experience within a public health framework. It will be a year of change and adaptation as we seek to manage the number of students, faculty, and staff on campus at a given time and to create as safe a campus environment as possible. We know that no matter how carefully we plan, we must be prepared to exercise flexibility and agility.
The Samuel Huntington Public Service Award provides a $15,000 stipend to graduating college seniors to pursue a meaningful public service activity. Frimpong will develop a youth entrepreneurship program in Gbulahagu, Ghana, that she named EntrepreYearn.
The Critical Language Scholarship Program is a two-month summer study-abroad opportunity for students to learn one of 15 languages essential to America’s engagement with the world.