Erin Whalen’s pursuit of educational equity drives the high energy and enthusiasm he brings to his work each day as assistant principal at RISE High, a project-based charter high school in Los Angeles.

If you were asked to name a major Haitian cultural hub, you’d be forgiven for not shouting “Waterloo!” But when Fredo Rivera ’06, who grew up in Miami, first came to Grinnell, what he found surprised him.

The “force” behind The Grinnell Magazine

Improving the process of legal immigration

Well-honed skills plus an easygoing rapport gives this ex-cop-turned-PI an edge
In a world that emphasizes outcomes, culture is key.
The benefits of hearing loops on campus
Grinnellians offer solutions for when you’re feeling less than thrilled at work

George Drake ’56 has filled many roles at Grinnell: student, athlete, intern, sabbatical replacement, soccer coach (sort of), trustee, College president, and, perhaps most importantly, teacher.

No one on campus had seen the granite boulder known as the Peace Rock in its entirety since April 25, 1914.

Seven thousand miles from Iowa, I sit around a table of Grinnellians and stare down at the bowl that has just been placed beside our bubbling hotpot.

Sue Ratcliff Drake ’58, a native Minnesotan, graduated from a high school class of nearly 450 students. She didn’t know half her classmates, so she wanted something smaller.