Fall 2021

In this Issue

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...

Students in Leslie Gregg-Jolly’s First-Year Tutorial course, What Makes You You?, are exploring identity formation. To demonstrate the role of relationships, Gregg-Jolly is incorporating a real-life example into the tutorial about a friendship formed in the mid-1970s.

For the first time in 50 years, Grinnell faculty have approved a new requirement as part of the individually advised curriculum. The new course, First-Year Experience: Connections, is discussion-based and experiential and introduces students to important ideas about wellness, diversity, and...

My summer research with Edith Renfrow Smith ’37, by Feven A. Getachew ’24