Quote Board

“Grinnell has ruined me because now I think that a Stylish Look™ is Birkenstocks with socks.”

- Hannah Boggess ’18, Twitter

“Grinnell College: a perpetual complaint about capitalism.”

- Morgane Garnier ’19, Twitter

"Cummings, Michael. ‘Angst, Politics and Drywall: An Ethnography of the Burling Bathroom Walls.’ Grinnell: Grinnell College Press, 2023"

- Michael Cummings ’18, Twitter

“Reject the notion that there is one-size-fits-all in the social justice movement.”

- Kesho Scott, associate professor of sociology and American studies, speaking at the Women’s March on Iowa, Jan. 21, 2017

“If this tornado is about to hit Grinnell, I best be somewhere where there’s food.”

- Ashley Wehrenberg ’19, Twitter

“According to npr, congress picks office space like grinnell college did room draw in the late ’90s.”

- Molly Backes ’02, Twitter

“May I just say, I am so grateful to be in the classroom teaching a fiction workshop today. Art could not be more integral to resistance.”

- Alissa Nutting, assistant professor of English, Twitter, on inauguration day, Jan. 20, 2017

“The team organized a paper goods drive to donate to Crisis Intervention Services, which provides support and empowerment to victims/survivors of domestic and dating violence and/or sexual assault.”

- Pioneer Swimming, Instagram

“Her [associate professor Kesho Scott] class changed the way I thought about myself and about America. I’m still thinking and talking about it 25 years later!”

- Zachary Polsky ’95, Facebook, comment on Scott’s induction into the Iowa African-American Hall of Fame

“Three years at Grinnell and I finally learned that Iowa nice is when you’re really polite but you still vote for/endorse Chuck Grassley.” 

- Eva Lilienfeld ’17, Twitter