Campus News

This summer the Offices of International Student Affairs and Community Partnerships, Planning, and Research partnered with the Grinnell Area Arts Council on a community mural project displayed on the south side of McNally’s Foods store in downtown

Sasha Baumann ’17, Evelyn Berryhill ’20, Anjali Jain ’21, and Lana Katai ’21 received Fulbright U.S. Student Grants for research/study and teaching English in 2021–22.

Jana L. Grimes has been appointed vice president of human resources. As a member of the senior leadership team, Grimes provides strategic vision, leadership, and direction for the College’s invaluable human resources.

The 2021 Grinnell College Innovator for Social Justice Prize of $50,000 was awarded to Victoria Jones, founder and executive director of TONE. Jones’ social innovation work centers Black joy, activism, and community building in Memphis, Tennessee.

n August Grinnell welcomed 472 first-year students from 46 different states and 31 countries. A welcome ceremony included the presentation of commemorative medallions that pay tribute to an important event in the College’s history.

A total of 7,806 donors made gifts to Grinnell College during the past fiscal year, an increase of 180 donors from the previous year. Gifts from alumni, students, faculty, staff, friends of the College, and parents of students and alumni combined to yield impressive participation and contribution totals. The number of alumni donors alone increased 7.6% from 4,979 to 5,358.

On Sunday, April 25, in the opening game against Knox College, Brock Weirather ’21 pitched a perfect game.
Grinnell honored seven faculty members retiring in 2021 for their years of service and bestowed on them the title of emeritus or emerita faculty.

Kesho Scott drew upon the symbolism in Frank Baum's classic "The Wizard of Oz," during her inspiring Commencement address.

Grinnell received 1,954 gifts and raised $1,078,042 to help ensure current and future generations of students enjoy the numerous benefits of a Grinnell education.

The College has been celebrating reunions for more than 140 years — and this year Grinnell hosted its first virtual Reunion June 3–10.

John Garrison, professor of English and chair of peace and conflict studies, received a 2021 Guggenheim Fellowship