Alumni News

In March 1965, photojournalists from the S&B (Robert Hodierne '68, Henry Wilhelm '68, John Phillips '67, and John Wolf '66) went South to report on Selma and on Alabama police brutality. The faculty asked "members of the Grinnell community to bear effecti

If a picture is worth a thousand words, what can this photograph tell us? It's circa 1965 or 1966, and features alums Robert Hodierne '68, Henry Wilhelm '68, John Phillips '67, and John Wolf '66. But what else is going on here? Send the scoop to PHOTO CREDIT: Susie Kaeser '69

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Benjamin Barber '60 has a new book out, If Mayors Ruled the WorldHe has given a TED talk based on the book.

Max Farrell '12 is highlighted in the Des Moines Register for releasing a worldwide crowd-sourced music video.

Kumail Nanjiani '01, who has appeared on The Colbert Report, The Late Show with David Letterman, and Franklin & Bash, now is lampooning startups on HBO’s new series Silicon Valley. Read more.

Scott Samuelson '95 wrote a Wall Street Journal op-ed on the value of the humanities. He was the keynote speaker for the Grinnell student symposium Spring into the Humanities in April 2014.

Christopher Marler '81 has been the director of the Africa Digital Media Academy in Kigali, Riwanda, since 2012. More information is available at

Annie Ewaskio '04 had a piece of her artwork on display in the Whitney Houston Biennial in New York City in March 2014.

Timothy Polashek '94 has a new book out called The Word Rhythm Dictionary: A Resource for Writers, Rappers, Poets, and Lyricists.

Ben Templin '81 published "The Politics of the Payroll Tax" in Quinnipiac Law Review [32:1, pp. 1-51, Dec. 2013]

Elizabeth Laine, an 8th grade teacher at Noble High School in southern Maine, was recognized in the fall of 2013 as a National Board Certified Teacher in science.

Erik Jarvis '12, of Omaha, has been collaborating with Kelly Musselman '11 on writing 10 songs. The two alums have launched a crowd-sourced fundraising effort to fund the recording of their songs. Mussleman lives in Brush, CO, and teaches 7th-grade writing. Jarvis teaches at the Omaha School of Rock. 


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