Summer 2019

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In this Issue

The Faulconer Gallery is changing its name this summer to the Grinnell College Museum of Art.

Scott and Laura Cleveland Shepherd, both class of 1982, are on the second floor of Joe Rosenfield ’25 Center behind a folding table piled high with boxes and bags of varying size, shape, and color. They’re busy handing out care packages to students who stand...

"Given that you are independent thinkers, I won’t be giving you any all-encompassing advice, no homilies, or ancient Chinese wisdom. Instead I am going to do what writers do best, and that is to talk about myself."  Amy Tan, ...

“Remember, take every opportunity to do your best. And I have done it, I hope.” – Edith Renfrow Smith ’37

Congratulations to faculty granted promotions and tenure in 2019 and to those who are transitioning to senior faculty status* or emeritus faculty.

During the 1960s, Grinnell’s Program for Practical Political Education (PPPE) flourished, sponsoring elaborate mock political conventions in Darby Gym and bringing to campus a long list of luminaries, including former Presidents Harry Truman and Dwight Eisenhower.

Agné Lukoseviciute ’21 beat her own school record for the hammer throw multiple times during the outdoor track season. With a throw of 181 feet 1 inch at the Midwest Conference Outdoor Championships May 10, 2019, Lukoseviciute threw the second-best in the country in Division III...

This spring, I had the extraordinary privilege to speak to 70 Grinnell students and recent alumni who applied for competitive external fellowships this year. These remarkable people had summoned the courage to apply for awards like the Fulbright, Watson, Truman, Marshall, or Rhodes scholarships...

Unlike other boys, I never wanted to be a bus driver when I grew up; if I had, Grinnell would have given me the opportunity to fulfill my childhood ambition. But such was not to be.