Summer 2021

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In this Issue

Pandemic leads students to new approaches, attitudes, and opportunities.
National Poll brings valuable opportunities to campus, boosts College's profile
Grace Duffy ’22 wanted a summer internship in public policy, law, or criminal justice reform to help her decide what career to pursue.

Booking concerts for the College led to the Stanford's work with Cajun culture, and from there to an album, an art exhibit, and a book.

Josh Blue ’01 faced one of the tougher challenges posed by the pandemic: how to ensure young students continue to learn amid drastically altered learning environments.

During the pandemic, Mitch Sevier ’21 and Paul Cover ’21 knew students and alumni needed connection more than ever. Their answer was a pen pal program that could facilitate long-term connections.

As a result of his own challenges finding services in Grinnell, Kyle Parker ’17 founded ClipDart, an on-demand mobile barber service for people who do not have reliable access to barbershop services that focus on their specific hair care needs.

On Sunday, April 25, in the opening game against Knox College, Brock Weirather ’21 pitched a perfect game.
Grinnell honored seven faculty members retiring in 2021 for their years of service and bestowed on them the title of emeritus or emerita faculty.