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.

Jamaican Accepted to PHD Program at Princeton

Jamaican Avery-Kai Barnett ’21  will pursue a Ph.D. in Public Affairs Science, Technology and Environmental Policy at Princeton University in the fall of 2021.

Jamaicans.com – April 30, 2021

Melinda Pettigrew appointed the Anna M. R. Lauder Professor of Epidemiology

Melinda Pettigrew ’92, whose research focuses on the molecular epidemiology of respiratory tract infections and the growing public health threat of antibiotic resistance, has been appointed the Anna M. R. Lauder Professor of Epidemiology.

Yale News – April 28, 2021

Grinnellian featured on list of videos aspiring lawyers should watch

Adam Lange ’11 spoke at TEDxGrinnellCollege on thinking like a laywer.

BARBRI Law Preview – April 27, 2021

National Humanities Center Announces 2021–22 Fellows

Vance Bird, associate professor of german studies, has been awarded this prestigious honor.

National Humanities Center – April 20, 2021

New Video From Pink Neighbor Brings Many Favorite Musical Elements Together

Pink Neighbor is the duo of Erik Jarvis ’12 and Katie In ’13.

Iowa Public Radio – April 20, 2021

Documentary on Iowa-born World War II Monuments Men leader George Stout now online

George Stout 1917 inspired the character played by George Clooney in the 2014 film.

Cedar Rapids Gazette – February 6, 2021

The Deep Corner

Edward Hirsch ’72 reflects on his time on the football field

The Paris Review – February 3, 2021

Could a human enter a black hole to study it?

Leo Rodriguez, assistant professor of physics, and Shanshan Rodriguez, assistant professor of physics, answer a question from a curious kid.

The Conversation – February 1, 2021

Grinnellian Appointed Assistant City Administrator of Santa Barbara

Rebecca Bjork ’87 has been appointed the Assistant City Administrator of Santa Barbara, California. 

Santa Barbara Independent – January 25, 2021

Sheldon Tapley and the Not-So-Still Life

With theatrical splendor, Sheldon Tapley ’80 celebrates the still life tradition by incorporating excess, reinvesting the figure, and complicating the design.

Artists Network – January 20, 2021

Do Twins Share a Soul?

Anthropologist Stephen Nash ’86 —and identical twin—grapples with different cultural understandings of twinship.

Sapiens – January 12, 2021

Grinnellian Has Spent His Life Fighting for Health Care Equity

“I seek balance, fairness and understanding.” — Dr. Randall Morgan ’65

Sarasota Magazine – January 12, 2021

A Grinnellian celebrates turning 90

Ann Good Lord ’52  reminisces about life, music, and Naperville municipal band. 

Positively Naperville – January 9, 2021

2015 alumnae joins the Washington Post

Silvia Foster-Frau ’15 joins The Post’s America desk to cover multiculturalism and the demographic changes that are reshaping American politics and society

Washington Post – January 5, 2021