Campus News

The $100,000 Grinnell College Innovator for Social Justice Prize was awarded to Shafiq R. Khan, founder and CEO of Empower People.

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation awarded Grinnell College a $1 million grant for “The Humanities in Action,” a project that will focus on curricular reform, community engagement, and career development.

Damon Davis exhibition Jan. 24–March 14, 2020, at the Grinnell College Museum of Art

Excavations: The Prints of Julie Mehretu, Jan. 24–April 4, 2020, at the Grinnell College Museum of Art

For Campus and Community: The Collection of the Grinnell College Museum of Art

Grinnell students have access to nearly 5,000 more rare books and historic documents, thanks to the College’s recent acquisition of the Des Moines Salisbury House’s library collection that includes first editions and historic documents.

Gregory Gómez ’80 installed his sculpture, “Broken English,” on the plaza of the Humanities and Social Studies Center (HSSC) Aug. 13. The sculpture was donated by John Chambers ’77 in honor of his late wife Jean Chambers.

Grinnell College’s 36-hour Scarlet & Give Back Day on April 10–11, 2019, raised more than $1 million to support programs and opportunities for current and future Grinnell students. 

On July 1, Anne F. Harris takes the reins as Grinnell’s vice president for academic affairs and dean of the College. Harris comes to Grinnell from DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana, where she most recently served as a professor and vice president for academic affairs. Over more than 20 years at DePauw, she has held various faculty and academic administrative appointments.

Grinnell College is planning a new veterans memorial to join and complement the existing monument in Herrick Chapel, which honors the 11 Grinnell College students who lost their lives in the U.S. Civil War. This new plaque will honor all students and alumni who lost their lives defending the United States in the many wars and conflicts since 1865.

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