Campus News

As this issue’s content was being finalized, George Floyd was killed by a police officer, sparking protests across the country and around the world about racial injustice.

Students flocked to the Joe Rosenfield ’25 Center in February to receive one of 1,304 alumni care packages from all over the world.
Grinnell’s class of 2020 was scattered around the globe for Commencement ceremonies, but faculty and staff stood on the familiar ground of Central Campus to address new graduates.
Many sustainability efforts by the College are in plain sight while others are literally buried, including four geothermal well fields. Find where most efforts take place.

Alumni recipients of the 2019 Joseph F. Wall ’41 Alumni Service Awards have ambitious plans for their $35,000 awards.

April 3–July 31: At the Grinnell College Museum of Art

In October, Grinnell College withdrew its football team from competitive play, forfeiting the rest of the season, to protect the health and safety of the student-athletes.

The $100,000 Grinnell College Innovator for Social Justice Prize was awarded to Shafiq R. Khan, founder and CEO of Empower People.

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation awarded Grinnell College a $1 million grant for “The Humanities in Action,” a project that will focus on curricular reform, community engagement, and career development.

Damon Davis exhibition Jan. 24–March 14, 2020, at the Grinnell College Museum of Art

Excavations: The Prints of Julie Mehretu, Jan. 24–April 4, 2020, at the Grinnell College Museum of Art