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.

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