Grinnellians in the News

Grinnellians are out in the world doing great things. When Grinnellians are featured in newspapers, writing prominent blog posts, or just showing up doing something awesome we want to make sure you can see the great work being done by your fellow alumni and others tied to Grinnell.

World Food Prize selects Grinnellian for its prestigious internship program

William Hamilton '17 honored for the development of novel detectors that have greatly advanced experiments in particle physics, especially BABAR, which looked into the matter-antimatter imbalance of the universe.

agrimarketing.com - Sept. 29, 2017


‘The Summer of Crap’: Peter Coyote on Vietnam and Life in the ’60s

Peter Coyote '64 reflects on the "Summer of Love" and Vietnam War.

KQED Arts - Sept. 20, 2017


Musician Fred Hersch Recounts A Life 'In And Out Of Jazz' In His New Memoir

Fred Hersch '77 on is about what it was like to be closeted in the jazz world, and then come out as gay, and as having AIDS.

KUNR - Sept. 14, 2017


Iowa, Grinnell College never far from mind of this East Coast resident

Peter Guthrie '75 pens a personal essay about arriving at Grinnell 46 years ago to start his first year of college.

Des Moines Register - Sept. 13, 2017


Blair Ratcliff wins American Physical Society's Instrumentation Award

Blair Ratcliff '66 honored for the development of novel detectors that have greatly advanced experiments in particle physics, especially BABAR, which looked into the matter-antimatter imbalance of the universe.

EurekAlert! - Aug. 30, 2017


Jazz legend Herbie Hancock talks music, recovery, and partying with Prince

Jazz giant Herbie Hancock '60 is working on an album with Snoop and Pharrell; he'll preview it at the Minnesota Zoo.

Star Tribune - Aug. 10, 2017


Grinnellian providing keynote at Global Wellness Summit

Alexia Brue '95 and Melisse Gelula, co-founders of wellness media powerhouse Well+Good, will be delivering the keynote at the Global Wellness Summit.

PR Web - Aug. 2, 2017


Grinnell senior interning in London with the U.S. State Department

Sydney Bergman '18, was selected to participate in a summer study placement with the Embassy of the United States of America in London through the U.S. Department of State.

Newton Daily News - July 26, 2017


Grinnellian joins Iowa City Downtown District as art director

Five years after its founding, the Iowa City Downtown District continues to grow with the addition of a part-time arts director, Thomas Agran '09.

The Daily Iowan - July 25, 2017


Pioneer football player nominated for service award

Carson Dunn '18, has been nominated for the 2017 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team®.

Federal News Radio - July 10, 2017


Thomas’ 3 perspectives in leading GSA’s acquisition service

Alan Thomas '92, who became the fourth commissioner of the Federal Acquisition Service at the General Services Administration June 26, knows a little something about teamwork from his time as a Pioneer basketball player.

Federal News Radio - June 26, 2017


Professor Lousin Honored for Sixth Year in a Row by Illinois State Historical Society

Professor Ann M. Lousin '64 of The John Marshall Law School in Chicago was once again honored by the Illinois State Historical Society for her writings on Illinois constitutional law.

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - June 14, 2017


Researchers advocate statistical approach to search for Earth-like planets

A team of astronomers at the University of Chicago and Grinnell College seeks to change the way scientists approach the search for Earth-like planets orbiting stars other than the sun.

Science Magazine - June 13, 2017


Grinnellian gives the commencement speech and receives honorary degree

Leonard Kurz '75 shared words of wisdom with the Rockland Community College 2017 graduating class.

Speech Flipbook - May 21, 2017


GQ declares Kumail Nanjiani Is the Future of Funny

GQ features 2017 commencement speaker Kumail Nanjiani '01 after his breakout role on Silicon Valley and a upcoming rom-com The Big Sick.

GQ - May 16, 2017


Five Decades of Street Art and Culture Around the Globe

Photographer Martha Cooper '63 is featured in a story telling the story of her photography career which has traversed the globe.

Featured Shoot - May 15, 2017


Barbershop Books Reading Program Coming to Little Rock

Alvin Irby '07 and Charles Blake '05, are working together to organize a local coalition to implement the program in 10 barbershops in Little Rock by the end of the summer.

KARK-TV Online - May 9, 2017


Neil Goodspeed named one of the 15 Most Innovative Agency Executives in Media Buying and Planning

A 12-year agency veteran, Neil Goodspeed '96 has served as director, consumer engagement for Carmichael Lynch since November 2014 and has worked on campaigns for clients such as Suburu and Jack Link's.

Neil's profile is about half way through the article

AdWeek - May 8, 2017


Women in STEM: Dr. Angela Kent

Dr. Angela Kent '92, visiting Scientist at the Shedd Aquarium Microbiome Lab, talks about her passion for genetics and microbiology and what the study of microbiomes tell us about the health of the environment.

Chicago Woman - May 2, 2017


Wounds, War and Poetry: Using Creativity to Heal

After returning from the Vietnam War almost five years after commencement, Dennis Maulsby '64 channeled his war experiences into various creative outlets, ultimately pursuing writing poetry. Dennis is featured on the Iowa Public Radio program Talk of Iowa.

Iowa Public Radio - Apr. 26, 2017


Grinnellian named Vice President of Clinical Development

Bio-Path Holdings, Inc., today announced the appointment of William Hahne, MD '76, to the newly created position of vice president of clinical research.

The Street - Apr. 17, 2017


Survivor Celina Biniaz: The youngest of Schindler’s Jews

Celina (Karp) Biniaz '52 is alive today, at age 85, because of the actions of Oskar Schindler, the Czech businessman memorialized in Steven Spielberg’s 1993 film “Schindler’s List.” She is the youngest of the roughly 1,200 Jews Schindler rescued.

Jewish Journal - Mar. 29, 2017


Patty Isacson Sabee Joins Planet Word as its First Executive Director

Planet Word – a new, nonprofit, interactive museum of words and language that will be the first of its kind anywhere in the world – announced today that it has named Patty Isacson Sabee '82 Executive Director, effective immediately.

Planet Word Press Release - Mar. 27, 2017


‘Patti Cake$’ Starring Siddharth Dhananjay to Be Celebrated at SF Int’l Film Festival

“Patti Cake$,” the breakout hit of this year’s Sundance Film Festival and Geremy Jasper’s debut feature, also starring Indian American actor-musician Siddharth Dhananjay '14, will be the Centerpiece film at the 60th San Francisco International Film Festival.

IndiaWest - Mar. 24, 2017


Grinnellian named Interim Chair of the Public Service Commission; Interim CEO of the Department of Public Service

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo appointed Gregg Sayre '72 to the position.

State of New York - Mar. 8, 2017


Grinnellian bringing African Art to North Carolina Art Museum

Elizabeth Perrill '99: Curatorial vision for new NC Museum of Art gallery

UNC Greensboro - Feb. 21, 2017


Grinnellian hoping to save student-athlete lives

This spring, Gian Corrado '91 is testing students at Boston Latin School for a type of heart condition that can go undetected.

Fox 25 WFXT - Feb. 21, 2017


New state historian 'was deliriously giddy' at 1st glimpse of Chimney Rock

Trevor Jones '94 wants all Nebraskans and visitors to have such a 'powerful' experience with history.

Omaha World-Herald - Feb. 19, 2017


The Grinnellian woman of ‘Star Wars.’

Rachel Heck Rose '01 is featured in a story on the Women of Star Wars, a story about the gender diversity at Industral Light and Magic.

New York Times - Feb. 10, 2017


David Hechler '72 Joins Law Business Media as Editor-in-Chief of Metropolitan Corporate Counsel

"I am excited by this opportunity to contribute to the continued evolution and growth of Metropolitan Corporate Counsel and other Law Business Media initiatives," Hechler said.

PR Web - Jan. 31, 2017


How can wealthy private colleges better serve low-income students?

Grinnell is highlighted as a positive example of how to do it right. Quotes included from Joe Bagnoli, dean of admission and financial aid and Michael Latham, vice-president for academic affairs and dean of the college.

PBS Newshour - Jan. 24, 2017


David Cook Martin on the proposed Mexican border wall

Why Trump’s wall with Mexico is so popular, and why it won’t work.

The Conversation - Jan. 24, 2017


Grinnellian tapped to help lead NC Department of Natural and Cultural Resources

Reid Wilson '82 named Chief Deputy Secretary of the North Carolina The Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.

NC Governor.gov - Jan. 19, 2017


Grinnellian named Arizona Daily Sun Citizen of the year

Neil Weintraub '86 named the Arizona Daily Sun’s Male Citizen of the Year.

Arizona Daily Sun Citizen - Jan. 2, 2017


Why this small college in Iowa is going global

The Washington Post features Grinnell's international class of 2020.

Washington Post - Dec. 21, 2016


Silicon Valley Owes Its Success To This Tech Genius You’ve Never Heard Of

They called Robert Noyce '49 the Mayor of Silicon Valley, but like many in public office, his work wasn’t well known.

Smithsonian - Dec. 12, 2016


Rebekah Rennick spoke to Cosmopolitan Mentsrual Equity

Rebekah Rennick '17 on why talking about periods and eliminating the tampon tax is so important — and what you can do to help.

Cosmopolitan - Nov. 17, 2016


President Kington on the struggles of single mothers

"I'm gay and African American. As a dad, I still have it easier than working moms."

Washington Post - Nov. 3, 2016


SAG-AFTRA Extends David P. White as National Executive Director & Chief Negotiator

Grinnellian David P. White '90 serves as chief executive officer and strategist for the world's largest entertainment union with approximately 160,000 members worldwide who work in film, television, broadcast news, commercials, music, video games and emerging media.

Broadway World - Oct. 17, 2016


Breaking the mold was just one of the things Dr. Ternberg is being remembered for

Dr. Jessie Ternberg '46 was the first female surgeon at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis and went on to even bigger accomplishments.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch - Sept. 23, 2016


Professor Kesho Scott inducted into the Iowa African American Hall of Fame

Kesho Scott, honored as the first African-American woman to earn tenure at Grinnell College.

Iowa Public Radio - Oct. 16, 2016


Trustee John Kispert joins the Board of Directors of tech company

John H. Kispert '85 joins Baysand's Board enhancing the board capabililties in finance, management, and operations.

Marketwired - Sept. 22, 2016


Grinnellian wins high school redesign competition XQ: The Super School Project

Erin Whalen '11 awarded $10 million prize to found a new school to help educational needs in Los Angeles.

Los Angeles Times - Sept. 14, 2016


Grinnellian featured in article on African Americans making a splash in the tech world

Marcus Eagan '12 featured by Huffington Post as one of 25 black founders making moves in tech.

Huffington Post - Aug. 29, 2016


Comics from The Sequence lead to something bigger

Comics created by Christine Stoddard '11 have been featured on the Huffington Post.

Huffington Post - July 28, 2016


David Maxwell in the Huffington Post

Trustee David Maxwell wrote a blog post for the Huffington post speaking to how our current political and social environment has changed.

Huffington Post - July 22, 2016


Leda Hoffman '09 directs Shakespeare

Leda Hoffman '09 is directing a group Wisconsin based actors at the Illinois Shakespeare Festival.

Shepard Express - July 19, 2016