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In this issue: Fall 2020

Walter Hood Crossroads
Campus News

Gateway public art project

Community: A new “Grinnell Crossroads” art project welcomes people by commemorating Grinnell’s history and celebrating its intersecting lives and histories.

Schvalla Rivera
Campus News

New chief diversity officer named

Appointment: Schvalla Rivera was named Grinnell’s chief diversity officer and associate vice president of diversity and inclusion in July.

l to r top row - Valencia Alvarez - Madeline Nelson - Allie Pearce - bottom row - Kate Perry - Ben Binversie  - Sophie Neems
Campus News

Fulbright U.S. Student Grants

Grants: Four Grinnell seniors and two alumni received Fulbright U.S. Student Grants for research/study and teaching English in 2020–21.

Detail of stone Buddha's head
Campus News

Stone Buddha sculpture gifted to College

Gifts: The sculpture was donated by Harold Kasimow, professor emeritus of religious studies, and his wife Lolya Lipchitz.
Donna Vinter
Campus News

Donna Vinter retires after 40 years

Retirement: Grinnell-in-London director retires.

Angela Frimpong
Campus News

Samuel Huntington Public Service

Awards: Angela Frimpong ’20 received this year’s Samuel Huntington Public Service Award.

Cartoon Sun wearing a mask
Campus News

Summer school offered to students

Academics: The spirit of community and desire to care for students prompted the quick development of summer classes during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Steve Ginzberg and friends

No Longer Anonymous

Steve Ginzbarg ’76 shares his Grinnell and life journey to help others living with bipolar disorder.

Gates Rawson Tower in the fall
Alumni Council News

How to Rise to the Moment

A trio of challenges demands that the Alumni Council think more broadly about its mission and impact.
Karen Smith Hirshon on right with Linda Littleton

Karen Smith Hirshon ’73

When Karen Smith Hirshon ’73 takes the stage, the possibilities abound. The versatile Grinnell alumna plays more than a half-dozen stringed instruments: fiddle, guitar, mandolin, banjo, ukulele, bass, and hammered dulcimer.

Christopher Maag

Christopher Maag ’95

In his more than 20 years as a journalist, Christopher Maag ’95 has covered everything from the waning days of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign to the devastating floods that overran Cedar Rapids, Iowa. It’s why, at age 46, he remains committed to journalism, despite its tribulations.

Carson Peters

Carson Peters ’20

As a global public health student, Carson Peters ’20 cherishes the importance of working with community. In June, she launched Essential Cards Campaign, a card-writing campaign to thank essential workers in College Park, Maryland, a suburb of Washington, D.C.

Stack of letters
Back Talk

An Education in Letters

The trunk had sat locked in various basements for well over 25 years. It was one of two trunks I’d used to ship my belongings to Grinnell back in August 1971, and it still had my name and the Grinnell College address painted in green letters on the outside.