The next academic year will consist of four 7.5-week terms, with an optional summer term. We are planning for a low-density campus this fall, with a minimum starting number of between 500 - 600 students for the first term. There will be in-person and distance class offerings each term.
The Grinnell College Libraries has been given temporary access to a selection of free scholarship from Project Muse publishers on the history of structural racism in the United States and how the country can realize anti-racist reform.
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.
I reach out to you to recognize with you the pain, grief, and violence of racial injustice that has gripped our nation over the past several days — and for much too long before that.