Campus News

The 2022 Grinnell College Innovator for Social Justice Prize of $50,000 was awarded to Jai Bharathi, founder and CEO of MOWO Social Initiatives Foundation.

Alumni and donor investment in Grinnell’s future continues to gain momentum a year after the College wrapped up its largest fundraising campaign.

Four new trustees have been elected to Grinnell College’s Board of Trustees: Judge Jon R. Gray (Ret.) ’73, Graciela Guzmán ’11, Bruce Koff ’75, Ham Serunjogi ’16.

Ellen de Graffenreid, Germaine Gross, and Myrna Y. Hernández appointed to Grinnell College's senior staff.

Almost 55 years after civil rights leader the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke at a Grinnell Scholars Convocation, Grinnellians welcomed his daughter, the Rev. Bernice A. King, as this year’s Commencement speaker.

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program has recognized Grinnell as one of the top colleges and universities for students receiving Fulbright awards in 2021–2022.

Loyal Terry ’23 has been named a 2022 Truman Scholar.

The Rev. Bernice A. King, Olivia Kuper, Katherine Stephan Villers ’61, and Erin Whalen ’12 received honorary degrees at Commencement 2022.

A Message from President Anne F. Harris

The Betts Faculty Endowment of $12.7 million will focus on interdisciplinary fields and projects that leverage research in biology, chemistry, engineering, physics, computer science, and mathematics.

Grinnell honored Dennis Hughes, Martin Minelli, and David Zeiss for their years of service and bestowed on them the title of emeritus faculty.

Beginning again both holds promise and calls for resolve. Entering a third year of a global pandemic, opening a new chapter, rethinking long-lived practices, re-engaging in what had been paused during the height of the pandemic.