Winter 2015

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In his June 1906 inauguration speech, Grinnell president John H.T. Main predicted a future when a person could sit at the breakfast table and speak by phone with a friend in Berlin or Hong Kong “while the wheat cakes are coming in.”

Forty-six years later, another of my...

While Grinnell College has a long and intentional history of encouraging participation and advocacy on public issues, the national significance of Iowa’s political party caucuses is relatively recent and quite accidental.

Vrishali Sinha ’19 and Vidushi Sinha ’19 ruled Midwest Conference golf this fall.

The twins from Gurgaon, Haryana, India, finished one-two at the MWC tournament in October and led Grinnell women’s golf to its third consecutive conference title. 


Delia Salomon ’14 started her attempt to swim the English Channel from Dover, England, in the dark of night. At hour 10, she was “quite shocked” to have France already in sight.

“I tried not to be looking towards France too much because that can play tricks on your mind...