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In this issue: Fall 2018

Watson slam crowd in the grill
Campus News

Celebrating Watson Fellows

Grinnell College helped celebrate the Thomas J. Watson Fellowship’s 50th anniversary in 2018 by inviting Grinnell’s Watson alumni to campus.

Scarlet jumping and high diving student
Campus News

Young Alumni Win Giving Challenge

As part of the April 5 Scarlet & Give Back Day, Grinnell’s annual 24-hour giving challenge, alumni classes competed against each other for the honor of having an office named after their class in the new Humanities and Social Studies Center.
Illustration of Jeman Park ’20

Liberal Arts and Entrepreneurship

When Jeman Park ’20 and a few friends dreamed up EduPass, technology that helps schools keep tabs on students during unscheduled times of the day, he was just a senior at Minnesota’s Mounds View High School working on a side project.

Miriam Clayton ’15 in Copenhagen

A glimpse in the rearview mirror

Studying in another country can influence your choices, your direction, and your outlook long after returning home, in ways large and small.

Jovan Johnson talks with student in library

Is Grinnellink Right for You?

Now, years after Grinnell opened Miller’s eyes to the injustices of the world, Grinnellians continue to feed her passion for righting the world’s wrongs. In return, she is helping students find their own paths to success, whether they choose law school or something else entirely. 

Hand detail with pencil

How to Build an Entrepreneur

Grinnell students have many opportunities to develop their entrepreneurial skills. Here are some of them:

Barbara McAneny ’73 standing at desk with computer

A Pioneering Doctor

In the late 1960s, when the future president of the American Medical Association expressed an interest in medicine, her high school guidance counselor advised her that women don’t go to medical school. Today Dr. Barbara McAneny ’73 is a nationally recognized leader in oncology treatment, and this June begins her term as president of the AMA, the fourth woman president and the first president from New Mexico.

steve galster with thai police before raid on uzbek trafficking ring bangkok

Human and Wildlife Trafficking

People are sometimes surprised to learn that Steven Galster ’84 works equally hard to protect both humans and animals.

Grinnell Prize medal
Campus News

New Model for Research

Grinnell College awards $100,000 Grinnell Prize to French innovator
2018 Alumni Award winners

2018 Alumni Awards

Alumni are nominated for Grinnell College’s Alumni Awards for many reasons. Below are a few of the reasons their supporters offered.

Campus Architecture
Campus News

Congratulations, Faculty!

9 faculty awarded tenure and promoted, 4 faculty promoted to full professor

Campus Picnic
Campus News

Sarah Moschenross to Lead Student Affairs

Sarah Moschenross, dean of students at Grinnell College since 2015, is being promoted to associate vice president for student affairs at the College this summer.
Campus at dusk
Campus News

New Leader for Institutional Research

Catherine Hackett Renner joined Grinnell College in early April as associate vice president for analytic support and institutional research.
Construction on the Humanities and Social Studies Center
Campus News

Q & A with Eric Ohrn ’07, Assistant Professor of Economics

The Humanities and Social Studies Center (HSSC) is still under construction, but it has already transformed the look of campus. We asked a few faculty members what they're anticipating about it. Here's one perspective.
Celina Karp Biniaz ’52 makes the 2018 commencement speech
Campus News

Commencement 2018

"Whatever path you take, or goals you pursue, please use your knowledge and skills well--to fight for the things you care about, knowing that even one person can make a difference."
Daniel Malarkey headshot

Linking the Community of Grinnell Alumni in London

Everyone has a memory from Grinnell College where they couldn’t stop laughing, says Daniel Malarkey ’08.

Roger Bauman with Grinnell jerseys

Dean of the Cage

Veteran equipment manager embodies the spirit of Pioneer Athletics

Burling Library in the spring
Strategy Session

Recommendations on Climate Impact, Sustainability, and Divestment

At the spring 2018 meeting of the Grinnell College Board of Trustees, the Fossil Fuels and Climate Impact Task Force issued its recommendations about climate impact and divestment. The board voted to accept our recommendations, which are briefly outlined below.

David Hagstrom headshot
Back Talk

The Ice Rink Lesson

Typical January temperatures in Fairbanks, Alaska, hover near 20 below zero. Some of my jogging friends would brave the cold and continue their pastime outdoors. I chose an alternative venue, a narrow track circling the Olympic-size hockey rink at the University of Alaska-Fairbanks.