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Image of group in front of zoo lights“Love my Grinnell-in-D.C. crew!”

- Emma Lange ’16, Instagram

“I well remember the Siberian Polar Vortex winters at Grinnell College in the latter part of the 1970s. The temperature was occasionally 40 below, where the scales cross. I realized this when, years later, I was talking about this with a co-worker from Siberia.”

- Carl Klapper ’79, Twitter

“When you find new Grinnell College alumni working at the hospital with you by returning a page and the phone being answered with ‘GC Pride.’”

- Alysia Horcher ’15, Twitter

“Whether raised fists or dropped knees, protests by prominent African American athletes command our attention — and highlight our division — as the same conversation of racial injustice continues.”

- George Barlow, associate professor of English, and Barbara Trish, professor of political science, in their op-ed “How Athletes Are Changing the Conversation Around Racism,” The Washington Post, Oct. 16, 2018

stack of booksUnpacking books, I found my history of women in the U.S. collection. Before Grinnell College, I did not realize I’d grown up in a sexist and patriarchal society. Nor did I understand that women’s stories, struggles, and experiences could be subjects of enquiry and study. 

- Mariela Magnelli ’06, Twitter

10 years ago, my first year at Grinnell College, sitting with the people who have become my dearest friends in the world, crying and cheering and realizing the gravity of the moment. We had all voted for the first time. It’s hard to describe how we felt!

- Allison Wong ’12, Twitter

“Proud Pioneer alum! Love seeing young men at Grinnell have success both on and off the football field. Congrats, Ryan!”

- Tom Brinkman ’13, Twitter , in response to news that Ryan Slager ’19 broke the NCAA Division III record for tackles in a career, Oct. 20, 2018

Finally branded my car so other Grinnellians can spot me in the wild.

- Margaret Toomey ’06, Instagram

Can you imagine a situation without NATO where anyone would pay attention to what the Belgians think about anything?

- Wayne Moyer, professor of political science, on Iowa Public Radio’s program River to River, July 13, 2018

A common motivational trope that gives meaning to our lives as teachers is that our legacy lives on through our students.

- Tom Moore, professor emeritus of mathematics and statistics, from his article, “Q.E.D.: What Emily Dickinson Did with Her Mathematics Books,” published in The Emily Dickinson Journal, Vol. 27, No. 1, 2018, originally written for Associate Professor Steve