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A New Way to Stay Connected
The Grinnell College Alumni and Friends Facebook page extends a wide welcome to all alumni and everyone else who cares about Grinnell College, no matter how many miles or years come between you and campus. The page is yet another spot for alumni and friends of Grinnell College to mill around, share stories with each other, and enjoy the company of other Grinnellians.


The Grinnell Identity
Read about the College's identity project, made possible through the generosity of Trustee Steve Holtze '68 and his wife, Elizabeth Alexander Holtze '68.  

Ready and Willing?
You're invited to join Grinnell + (grinnellplus.comto discuss Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead.

Profiles in Crisis
Join George Drake '56, Grinnell College Professor Emeritus of History and former president of the College, for his Leadership in Crisis video series on Nelson Mandela, George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Mahatma Ghandi, and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  

Gift Endows Deanship for Careers, Life, and Service
Trustee Patricia Jipp Finkelman ’80 and her husband, Daniel Finkelman ’77, have endowed a $1.5 million deanship for Grinnell's Center for Careers, Life, and Service. Read more.  


Believe It or Not, Iowa is Hot Right Now
The Washington Post recently announced that “Iowa rules”—read the 12 steps that led to their conclusion. The paper also says that Iowa ranks #1 in the country in economic mobilityNBC-TV’s Today Show called Des Moines the city “where regular folks can live the rich life.” And, last summer, David Byrne, of Talking Heads fame, offered some blog observations on his visit to Des Moines, and the travel section of The New York Times described eating “farm-fresh, fried, and frugal” in Iowa.