Campus News

A Message from President Anne F. Harris

The Betts Faculty Endowment of $12.7 million will focus on interdisciplinary fields and projects that leverage research in biology, chemistry, engineering, physics, computer science, and mathematics.

Grinnell honored Dennis Hughes, Martin Minelli, and David Zeiss for their years of service and bestowed on them the title of emeritus faculty.

Ellen de Graffenreid, Germaine Gross, and Myrna Y. Hernández appointed to Grinnell College's senior staff.

Almost 55 years after civil rights leader the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke at a Grinnell Scholars Convocation, Grinnellians welcomed his daughter, the Rev. Bernice A. King, as this year’s Commencement speaker.

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program has recognized Grinnell as one of the top colleges and universities for students receiving Fulbright awards in 2021–2022.

Loyal Terry ’23 has been named a 2022 Truman Scholar.

The Rev. Bernice A. King, Olivia Kuper, Katherine Stephan Villers ’61, and Erin Whalen ’12 received honorary degrees at Commencement 2022.

Beginning again both holds promise and calls for resolve. Entering a third year of a global pandemic, opening a new chapter, rethinking long-lived practices, re-engaging in what had been paused during the height of the pandemic.

Gifts from Penny Bender Sebring ’64 (LL.D ’15) and Charles Ashby Lewis (LL.D ’15) extend their support of the Education Professions Career Community, and from Mike and Linda Bird Powers, both class of 1967, continues funding for the Health Professions Career Community.

Beronda L. Montgomery, an internationally recognized plant biology researcher and expert on mentoring in science, will join Grinnell in July 2022 as the vice president for academic affairs and dean of the College.

Susan Baley is the new director of the Grinnell College Museum of Art.