Campus News

Retirement: Grinnell-in-London director retires.

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

Caesar. Isaiah. Emerson. Darwin. Shakespeare. Dante. Homer. Plato. Michelangelo. Goethe. Galileo. For 115 years, these names have stood alone in the limestone of Carnegie Library, inscribed as examples of great thinkers who represented the values, aspirations, and identity of a young Grinnell College.

When it became clear that personal protective equipment (PPE) would likely be in short supply in Grinnell, students, their families, and alumni from China stepped up.

On July 14, the Board of Trustees announced their unanimous decision that Anne F. Harris would be the 14th president of Grinnell College.
On March 30, Grinnellians across the globe started a new chapter in their undergraduate experience: distance learning. Even under these challenging conditions, Grinnellians and their families found a way to stay connected.

A National Science Foundation grant, students who received a laptop, mobile hot spot or both for distance learning, and faculty members awarded tenure this May.

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.