Fall 2016

In this Issue

"Grinnell was such a big part of my life that I don’t want my connection with the school to end."

Grinnell’s Alumni Council creates new Diversity and Inclusion Committee.

It would have been enough for Joshua Tibatemwa ’19 to be Grinnell’s first modern-era Olympian.

President Kington has renewed efforts to increase the retention of our students and implement strategies toward overall student well-being and success.

This past spring, I and 14 fellow first-year students enrolled in a semester-long course of a lifetime. Origins of Liberal Education marked one of two pilot courses* in what I hope will become a long line of Global Learning Program (GLP) tutorials. The GLP tutorials aim to connect first-year...


How an alumnus created a video game hit.


For many people in the late stages of their careers, the prospect of picking up their lives and moving to another continent seems strange, maybe even impossible. But for Christopher Marler ’81, it’s been one of the greatest experiences of his career.

After working for...


Amy Scott ’97 first encountered Oyler School through a story on education and poverty in Cincinnati that she was covering as a reporter for Marketplace, an American Public Media program, in 2012. 

Located in the Lower Price Hill neighborhood of Cincinnati, Oyler...


From blogging to e-magazines to the latest social media buzz, jumping in on the ground floor can make all the difference. With this philosophy in mind, Adam Kempenaar ’97 turned his passion for film into a film review podcast called Filmspotting.

From its humble...