Campus News

Community: A new “Grinnell Crossroads” art project welcomes people by commemorating Grinnell’s history and celebrating its intersecting lives and histories.

Appointment: Schvalla Rivera was named Grinnell’s chief diversity officer and associate vice president of diversity and inclusion in July.

Grants: Four Grinnell seniors and two alumni received Fulbright U.S. Student Grants for research/study and teaching English in 2020–21.

Gifts: The sculpture was donated by Harold Kasimow, professor emeritus of religious studies, and his wife Lolya Lipchitz.

Academics: The spirit of community and desire to care for students prompted the quick development of summer classes during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Retirement: Grinnell-in-London director retires.

Awards: Angela Frimpong ’20 received this year’s Samuel Huntington Public Service Award.

Caesar. Isaiah. Emerson. Darwin. Shakespeare. Dante. Homer. Plato. Michelangelo. Goethe. Galileo. For 115 years, these names have stood alone in the limestone of Carnegie Library, inscribed as examples of great thinkers who represented the values, aspirations, and identity of a young Grinnell College.

When it became clear that personal protective equipment (PPE) would likely be in short supply in Grinnell, students, their families, and alumni from China stepped up.

On July 14, the Board of Trustees announced their unanimous decision that Anne F. Harris would be the 14th president of Grinnell College.
On March 30, Grinnellians across the globe started a new chapter in their undergraduate experience: distance learning. Even under these challenging conditions, Grinnellians and their families found a way to stay connected.

A National Science Foundation grant, students who received a laptop, mobile hot spot or both for distance learning, and faculty members awarded tenure this May.