Campus News

A grant from the Clare Boothe Luce Program will support two new Grinnell Clare Boothe Luce Professors — one in mathematics and statistics and one in data science.

President Anne F. Harris will be officially installed as the 14th president in the College's 175-year history at her inauguration ceremony on Saturday, May 7.

The Grinnell College Museum of Art Leadership Council established the Wright Fund for Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion Projects in honor of Lesley Wright.

In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Joseph F. Wall ’41 Alumni Service Awards, four alums have been chosen as the 2021 award winners.

Three inspiring Grinnellians, Jen Liang ’14, Albert Owusu-Asare ’16, and Ameer Shujjah ’16 made the Forbes 2022 North America “30 Under 30” list.

This summer the Offices of International Student Affairs and Community Partnerships, Planning, and Research partnered with the Grinnell Area Arts Council on a community mural project displayed on the south side of McNally’s Foods store in downtown

Sasha Baumann ’17, Evelyn Berryhill ’20, Anjali Jain ’21, and Lana Katai ’21 received Fulbright U.S. Student Grants for research/study and teaching English in 2021–22.

Jana L. Grimes has been appointed vice president of human resources. As a member of the senior leadership team, Grimes provides strategic vision, leadership, and direction for the College’s invaluable human resources.

The 2021 Grinnell College Innovator for Social Justice Prize of $50,000 was awarded to Victoria Jones, founder and executive director of TONE. Jones’ social innovation work centers Black joy, activism, and community building in Memphis, Tennessee.

n August Grinnell welcomed 472 first-year students from 46 different states and 31 countries. A welcome ceremony included the presentation of commemorative medallions that pay tribute to an important event in the College’s history.

A total of 7,806 donors made gifts to Grinnell College during the past fiscal year, an increase of 180 donors from the previous year. Gifts from alumni, students, faculty, staff, friends of the College, and parents of students and alumni combined to yield impressive participation and contribution totals. The number of alumni donors alone increased 7.6% from 4,979 to 5,358.

On Sunday, April 25, in the opening game against Knox College, Brock Weirather ’21 pitched a perfect game.