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I just went to hear a recording of the speech that Martin Luther King Jr. gave at Grinnell College 50 years ago. He was, of course, eloquent and inspiring and has me thinking about the interconnectedness of all people as well as the idea of ‘staying awake’ during revolutionary times. One thing I can’t stop thinking about is that in the background of the audio recording we heard the train go past! I knew he was here and everything, but that made me remember that he was really HERE, you know? 

- Emma Kelty-Stephen ’04, assistant professor of psychology, Facebook

"A new perspective." 

- Rebecca Ciota, assistant professor, library, Instagram

The only thing Grinnell kids like more than competitive suffering is Spinoza.

- Paige Oamek ’20, Twitter

“Everyone on Grinnell lnstagram is taking photos of the sky and saying how beautiful it is as if it doesn’t smell like chicken s*** outside.”

- Jackson Schulte ’20, Twitter

Group of friends by the Grinnell College sign on Park street“Friends, old and new. Challenging music and complex theatre. Fattening food (with the occasional salad). Bipolar weather. Incredible professors and assignments I don’t regret staying up till 3 a.m. completing. The last two months have gone by in a breeze, and I’ve been so lucky to have these guys to take me through it all.” 

- Zidane Gooptu ’21, Instagram

Carolyn Lewis' dog“You can relax, Mom. I’m gonna teach this one. #puppyprofessor” 

- Mollie Ning Meng, dog of Carolyn Lewis, assistant professor of history, Instagram

“Rabbi Rob is the Mr. Rogers of Grinnell..”

- Addison Gould ’19, Twitter

“Grinnell College is like Hogwarts but with a lot more bikes.”

- John Moe, host of The Hilarious World of Depression podcast, while visiting campus, Twitter

“Everyday Class Notes is a fascinating study of post-Grinnell life.”

- Linnea Dolph ’18, Twitter, about a Facebook group for Grinnell alumni

“I was stunned that he was pushing me to ‘correct’ something in my testimony. I was factual, and he was not. I felt bullied.” 

- Deborah Swackhamer ’76, quoted in “EPA Official Pressured Scientist on Congressional Testimony, Emails Show,” The New York Times, June 26, 2017