Campus News

Madison Wardlaw ’20 won a highly competitive Woodrow Wilson Pennsylvania Teaching
Fellowship for 2020–21.

Grinnell College received the award from the Iowa Architectural Foundation (IAF).

In response to the financial hardship that many families are experiencing because of the pandemic, Grinnell will eliminate student loans in financial aid packages and replace them with scholarships.

Alexander McLean, founder and director general of Justice Defenders, was selected to receive the 2020 Grinnell College Innovator for Social Justice Prize.

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.

On July 14, the Board of Trustees announced their unanimous decision that Anne F. Harris would be the 14th president of Grinnell College.