Quote Board

"A liberal arts education doesn’t just throw a lot of knowledge at you, it actually teaches you how to seek knowledge and use it to your benefit."

- Michael Cosby, Grinnell College Liberal Arts in Prison Program participant quoted in “Who Deserves a Liberal Arts Degree? For Inmates, It’s a Way Out,” published Oct. 26, 2016, in YES! Magazine

“Pretty sure I just witnessed a meeting of the Grinnell Illuminati.” 

- Susanne Bushman ’16, Twitter

"‘My daughter’s mother and my mother’s daughter.’ Is that chiasmus or antimetabole?" #DemsInPhilly #geektest

- Doug Hess ’91, assistant professor of political science, Twitter

"My fave Grinnellian is whoever wrote Mary Oliver’s poem ‘Wild Geese’ in the library basement bathroom stall. I think about that poem a lot."

- Stella Gatzke ’17, Twitter 

Meeting with prof about their next tutorial and they’re like ‘I’m either going to teach about Calvin and Hobbes or bananas. The fruit.’

- Mollie Blahunka ’17

I wish people in the real world understood me like Grinnellians understand me.

- Kimmie Kasperitis '15

“Even the innocent claim of being apolitical is, in the end, a ‘political’ stance.” 

- Jan Gross, Seth Richards Professor in Modern Languages (senior faculty status), in “Whose right to ‘be political’ — yours, mine, ours, or theirs?” in the Des Moines Register, Oct. 16, 2015

“As a writer, I am constantly collecting stories to use in my work, which I then return to these communities when I am doing public artwork. I feel like I, myself, am learning more about Iowa with each project I do.” 

- Molly Rideout ’10 on Talk of Iowa, Iowa Public Radio, Oct. 14, 2015

"Is something still considered open to the public if a ticket costs more than $1,000 per person? #Journo questions."

- Silvia Foster-Frau ’15, Twitter

"Today in chem lab, we tested to check if our prof’s new ceramic mug had lead in the glaze. It did #applicationsofmymajor."

- Gargi Magar ’16, Twitter