Community questions College’s relationship with NRA president

By Alice Herman and Candace Mettle, In the wake of the most deadly mass-shooting in U.S. history, community members of both the City of Grinnell and the College mourned the deaths of 59 concertgoers in Las Vegas, Nevada. Concerned residents representing the College and the City have encouraged a frank community discussion on…


Alumnus returns to speak on international nuclear threats

By Clara Larson   Greg Thielmann ’72 spent 30 years in foreign service for both the Senate Intelligence Committee and the Arms Control Association, serving in Brazil, Germany and Russia. His career gave him decades worth of experience in understanding and analyzing nuclear arms issues from the perspective of multiple branches of the U.S….


Poet Wilson Okello discusses introspection through prose

By Gabe Loewenson Wilson Okello, doctoral fellow and instructor at Miami University in Ohio, came to Grinnell on Thursday, Sept. 28 to give a convocation lecture about how to affect change in society and how to live in the wake of crisis. Okello specializes in using poetry to “generate critical self-reflection, inspire confidence and…


Campus tours show off the Jewel of the Prairie

By Chloe Wray Each fall Grinnell College hosts two or three open houses for the Discover Grinnell Program. The program is geared toward high school seniors, and with each iteration of the event comes a more developed and enticing schedule to attract these students.    For the first time ever, there will be a…


Constitution Day features debate over presidential pardons

By Ben Mikek On Sunday, Sept. 17, members of the Grinnell College community gathered to celebrate the 230th anniversary of the signing of the United States Constitution. Complete with mock champagne, a campus event that day featured a legal debate over a pressing question in contemporary politics: can the president pardon himself?    Professor…