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President Anne F. Harris discusses the strategic planning principle of financial sustainability with Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations Jaci Thiede and Chief Investment Officer Jainen Thayer.
President Anne F. Harris discusses the strategic principle of health and well-being with members of the Student Health and Wellness Student Advisory Council, Molly Nelson ’21 and Kate Kwasneski ’21.
President Anne F. Harris discusses the strategic principle of health and well-being with Dean of Health and Wellness Terry Mason and Interim Vice President of Human Resources Jana Grimes.
President Harris continues to discuss the strategic principle of diversity, equity, and inclusion with Chief Diversity Officer Schvalla R. Rivera.
President Anne F. Harris discusses diversity, equity, and inclusion with the leadership team from the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Mark Levandoski, Marc Reed, Vrinda Varia, and Autumn Wilke.
President Anne F. Harris discusses educational excellence and continuity with Dean for Student Success and Academic Advising Joyce Stern and Student Government Association Vice President for Academic Affairs Ashton Avelin ‘22.
President Anne F. Harris talks with Dean of the College Elaine Marzluff about the strategic principle of Educational Excellence and Continuity.
President Anne F. Harris discusses strategic planning and the principle of community with Joe Bagnoli, VP for Enrollment, and Fernando Villatoro ’22, president of the student government association.
President Anne F. Harris talks with Associate Professor Caleb Elfenbein and VP of Community Engagement and Strategic Planning Monica Chavez-Silva about the community principle of strategic planning for Grinnell College.
Artist Jean-Ulrick Désert joins us for a conversation about the power and responsibility of art. How do we confront hatred in the world? Creativity is not the easiest response, but it might be necessary. Désert uses common and recognizable obje
Dartanyan Brown has been on a quest "to find sounds and vibrations that are healing to people or motivating to people." In liberal arts fashion, that quest has meandered with Dartanyan through careers in journalism, music, technology, and educa
There has never been a fair, just, or healthy food system in the United States of America. So how do we get there? LaDonna Redmond starts off the third season of the podcast with a long overdue episode on the connection between food and racial
Alex Reich ‘11 joins us to discuss his time at Grinnell, his Watson Fellowship journey, and the dangers of black and white thinking, especially in relation to our global food systems. As a student at Grinnell, Reich majored in biology, helped
Dito Van Reigersberg visited Grinnell to perform his heralded Martha Graham Cracker Cabaret drag show. On this episode, Ben Binversie '17 talks with Dito about his hairy-chested drag persona and how she challenges him and the audience to grow a
There's a party, and everyone's invited! We launch into the universe of Pink Neighbor with Erik Jarvis '12 and Katie In '13, two Grinnell alums who came back to live in Grinnell after graduation and become a staple of the creative community her
This episode is dedicated to the late Nobel laureate and Pulitzer Prize-winning author, editor, and teacher, Toni Morrison. Ben Binversie '17 talks with Shanna Benjamin, Johanna Giebelhaus '96, and President Raynard S. Kington about the legacy
Hasan Davis shares his story of becoming a "hope dealer," overcoming challenging circumstances, learning disabilities, and numerous setbacks to find his path. Along the way, various people inspired him to see a version of himself that he could
We talk with with Ed Fallon, former Iowa legislator and founder of Bold Iowa, about marching for climate action and creating awareness of the climate crisis in the presidential primaries. After spending over a decade in the Iowa House of Repres
Doug Hess '91, assistant professor of political science, has researched the National Voter Registration Act basically since it was passed by Congress in 1993. The law was intended to advance voting rights by requiring states to incorporate regi
On this episode, we talk with Anya Grundmann '89, the vice president of programming and audience development at National Public Radio. Once upon a time, she was a wide-eyed Grinnell College student, exploring her passion for music and throwing
On this episode, Evelyn and Will Freeman, longtime coaches of cross country and track and field, reflect on almost 40 years of coaching student-athletes here at Grinnell. The Freemans' unique and evolving coaching philosophies, which center on
Joe Rosenfield '25 never wanted his name in the spotlight, but on this episode we are shining a light directly on Rosenfield, his remarkable life, and the enduring impact he left on Grinnell College. We talk with George Drake '56, president and
We talk with Dan Kaiser, emeritus professor of history, who shares three lesser-known stories from the 1930s and 40s that illustrate the evolving relationship between the town and College. From racist housing covenants and Japanese internment
You know the name of the College yearbook, but do you know the story of where it came from? On this episode, we dive into the archives with Allison Haack to explore the impact of the 1882 cyclone that tore through town, leaving 39 people dead a
Edith Renfrow Smith '37, the first African American woman to graduate from the College, shares her memories of growing up in Grinnell, her family's history of slavery, and her incredible life. Smith received an honorary degree at the 2019 Comm
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