Fall 2022


In this Issue

Grinnell College invests in state-of-the-art facility for humanities and social studies.
Nine profiles illuminate Title IX’s past, present, & future at Grinnell.
Grinnell’s new dean applies knowledge gained from the world of plants to the life of the College.

Sarah Beisner ’22 is the first recipient of the Celina Karp Biniaz ’52 Model of Resilience Award, established by Celina Karp Biniaz ’52 who as a Holocaust survivor possessed a great deal of resilience.

A popular professor, researcher, and administrator at Yale University, Melinda Pettigrew ’92 says much of her focus was influenced by her time at Grinnell.

New members of the Grinnell College Athletic Hall of Fame joined Athletics Director Andy Hamilton ’85 after their public induction ceremony on Sept. 3, which took place during the 2022 Fall Athletics Weekend.

After 7 years and 300 episodes of Airgo on Chicago’s WHPK radio station, Damon Williams ’14 and Daniel Kisslinger ’14 continue to create a living dialogue-based archive of Chicago’s creative communities and social movements.

A Message from President Anne F. Harris

Mary DaVega ’21, Sarina Kopf ’22, Sarina Lincoln ’21, and Katelyn Mehlhaus ’22 received Fulbright U.S. Student Grants for research/study and teaching English in 2022–23.

Faculty members Clark Lindgren, Keisuke Hasegawa, Pascal Lafontant, Vida Praitis, Josh Sandquist, and Mark Levandowski were awarded a $499,553 Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) Grant from the National Science Foundation to purchase a laser scanning confocal microscope.