The Grinnellian: an e-newsletter for Grinnell alumni and friends December 2022
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Edith Renfrow Smith ’37 New Grinnell College building to be named for Edith Renfrow Smith ’37

Formerly known as the Civic Engagement Quad Core Building, the in-progress downtown building will be called Renfrow Hall, in honor of Grinnell’s first Black female graduate.
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Grinnell-in-Naples Reception and Luncheon
Jan. 8 at noon–3 p.m. ET

An Evening in the Bay Area with President Anne F. Harris
Jan. 10 at 6 p.m. PT

Winter Parties
Jan. 8–Feb. 4

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How passion propelled Beth Sauerhaft ’85 from the forest to the farmland. Learn more >> 

Kathryn Railsback ’80, second from left, is pictured with facilitators and participants in a past workshop held in Bukavu, a city in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
2022 Wall Service Award recipients addressing shortcomings in mental health, education

Projects include trauma education for South Sudanese refugees, a mental health podcast in Nepal, and middle school academic advances in Alabama.
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Jivyaa Vaidya ’23
Grinnell changing the way students think about the world

Jivyaa Vaidya ’23 is learning about American culture and history through niche street art. Watch video >>

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When Grinnell College and the Hampton Institute exchanged students 

The exchange attracted attention, raising eyebrows in some quarters and raising hopes elsewhere that America could find a way to integrate peacefully. Learn more >>

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