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.

Peter Coyote ’64 on Transforming the Self

The actor, narrator, and Zen priest talks about his approach to acting and Buddhism.

Tricycle – December 06, 2021

New Orleans Chamber: NOLA Angel Network Names Grinnellian Managing Director

Elizabeth "Libby" Favrot ’07 will be responsible for the operations of the NO/LA Angel Network (NO/LAAN)

Patch – December 08, 2021

Sarah Slack ’98 featured on The Path & The Practice podcast

Sarah reflects on her time at Grinnell, her career, and the imporatnce of finding good mentors.

The Path & The Practice – November 03, 2021

Grinnellian Elected President of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons

J. Peter Rubin '88 was elected at the Society's annual scientific meeting.

American Society of Plastic Surgeons – November 1, 2021

Scott Sutherland Named Executive Editor Of NFPA Journal

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) today announced the appointment of Scott Sutherland Scott Sutherland ’84 as executive editor of the NFPA Journal.

Pacific Sun – November 1, 2021

Carolina Public Humanities welcomes sixth cohort of Maynard Adams Fellows

Alexandra Odom ’161 is one of 10 Maynard Adams Fellows. This annual initiative supports 10 graduate students who are interested in using humanistic scholarship to build relationships between the University and the broader community.

University of North Carolina – September 30, 2021

Student Activists are Re-Wilding their Campus Landscapes

Herbicide-Free Grinnell, a student-led initiative, are finding ways to help return Grinnell to the prairie.

Happy Eco News – September 10, 2021

A fresh face for the Wisconsin Farmers Union

Vivienne Kerley-de la Cruz ’21 brings together rural and immigration issues.

Wisconsin Examiner – September 9, 2021

Dr. Irma McClaurin and "The Changemakers” Honored with Engaged Anthropology Award

Dr. Irma McClaurin ’73 has been recognized by American Anthropological Association.

Insight News – August 12, 2021

Speaking for the Prairie

Tommy Hexter ’21 and Jacy Highbarger ’22 write asking Who is left to speak for the prairies in Iowa?

Bleeding Heartland – August 11, 2021

Organic Pioneer Award recipients announced by Rodale Institute

Jay Feldman ’75 has been named an award recipient of the 11th Annual Organic Pioneer Awards, an annual recognition of leaders who are changing the landscape of regenerative organic agriculture for the better.

Vegetable Growers News – August 11, 2021

Resources Connection, Inc. Announces the Appointment of David P. White to the Board of Directors

David P. White ’90 joins the board effective July 29. 

Yahoo Finance – August 02, 2021

Erin Duran ’09 named Kansas University Assistant Vice Provost for DEIB

Erin will provide KU campus leaders and employees with the resources, training and strategies needed to achieve DEIB (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging) outcomes.

University of Kansas – July 13, 2021

ClipDart Is The Mobile Barber Service Black Students At PWIs Have Been Waiting For

When Kyle Parker ’17 began attending Grinnell, he quickly realized that getting a decent haircut would be a challenge.

Afrotech – June 27, 2021

Kyle and ClipDart was featured by in May 2021: Mobile app developed by alumnus brings barbers to students of color.

Carleton College awards tenure to five faculty members

Grinnellian V. Constanza Ocampo-Raeder ’95 has been award tenure by the Carleton Board of Trustees.

Carleton News – June 24, 2021

OPINION: Is It Really Liberty, Justice And Juneteenth For All?

Terri Austin ’79 shares her thoughts, in light of the declaration of Juneteenth as a federal holiday, on voter suppression and the steps needed to end systematic racism – June 18, 2021

American Sociological Association Honors Leaders in the Discipline

Prof. Susan Ferguson has been recognized for her outstanding work with undergrad students.

American Sociological Association – June 16, 2021

“Exacerbating and Enthralling”: How a Wildly Unpopular Podcast Became a Literary-World Sensation

The Our Struggle podcast hosted by Lauren Teixeira ’14 and Drew Ohringer ’14, ostensibly about the books by Karl Ove Knausgaard, has evolved into a deadpan and delightful destination all its own.

Vanity Fair – June 1, 2021

St. Baldrick’s Foundation Welcomes Grinnellian to its Board of Directors

St. Baldrick’s Foundation Welcomes Jill Cetina ’94 to its Board of Directors.

St. Baldrick's Foundation – May 27, 2021

Grinnellian's new single drops May 28

Vera Kahn ’18, from New York City, is a singer-songwriter that makes big city music and has a new single, “Don’t Fall in Love with a DJ” dropping May 28, 2021.

Guitar Girl Magazine – May 25, 2021

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. – 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