Grinnell College

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Grinnell College

Private liberal arts college in Grinnell, Iowa, U.S. known for its rigorous academics and tradition of social responsibility add

Category: Sciences

Founded in 1846.

Countries: United States (90%), (3%), India (3%)

Main connections: Iowa, Robert Noyce, Harvard University

Linked to: America's Best Colleges, Beloit College, College Water Polo Association, Dartmouth College




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In 1846, they collectively established Iowa College in Davenport add something


It was founded in 1846, when a group of New England Congregationalists established the Trustees of Iowa College add something


Although two students received bachelor of arts degrees in 1854 , within 10 years the Civil War had claimed most of Grinnell's students and professors add something


The name of the corporation "The Trustees of Iowa College" remained, but in 1909 the name "Grinnell College" was adopted by the trustees for the institution add something


James Norman Hall - Hall graduated from Grinnell College in 1910 and became a social worker in Boston, Massachusetts, while trying to establish himself as a writer and studying for a Master's degree from Harvard University


From the time that the first dorm opened in 1915 until the fall of 1968, the nine north campus dorms were exclusively for male students, and the six south campus dorms were reserved for female students add something


Robert Davol Budlong - He studied art at Cummings School of Art in Des Moines, Iowa , Iowa and graduated from Grinnell College, Iowa in 1921


Gary Cooper - Cooper studied at Iowa's Grinnell College until the spring of 1924, but did not graduate.


Joseph Rosenfield - Rosenfield graduated from Grinnell College in 1925 and earned a J.D. from the University of Iowa College of Law in 1928


Patricia McIlrath - She graduated from Paseo High School in 1933, and received a B.A. from Grinnell College and an M.A. from Northwestern University before graduating from Stanford University in 1951 with her Ph.D., which McIlrath earned while on leave from the University of Illinois, where she held a faculty position in the Department of Speech and Theatre between 1946 to 1954


Robert Noyce - In the summer of 1940, when he was 12, he built a boy-sized aircraft with his brother, which they used to fly from the roof of the Grinnell College stables


Robert Noyce - He graduated from Grinnell High School in 1945 and entered Grinnell College in the fall of that year


E. C. Alft - Born in Chicago, Illinois, he graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Grinnell College in 1949 and received his master's degree from Syracuse University in 1950


Robert Noyce - He graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a BA in physics and mathematics from Grinnell College in 1949


George Moose - He earned a degree from Grinnell College and attended the Maxwell School of Syracuse University before entering the Foreign Service in 1967


Warren Buffett played a visible role in growing the endowment at Grinnell, where he served as a trustee from 1968 until 2011 add something


John Garang - After winning a scholarship, he went on to earn a B.A. in economics in 1969 from Grinnell College in Iowa, USA


Henry Travillion Wingate - Born in Jackson, Mississippi , Mississippi, Wingate received a B.A. from Grinnell College in 1969 and a J.D. from Yale Law School in 1972


Patricia T. O'Conner - She graduated from Grinnell College in 1971 with a BA in philosophy, and received an honorary degree from Grinnell in 2006


Roy Richard Grinker - He graduated from Choate Rosemary Hall in 1979, Grinnell College in 1983, and received his Ph.D. in Social Anthropology at Harvard University in 1989


Joe Walsh (Illinois politician) - He attended Grinnell College earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Iowa in 1985.


Ian Roberts (actor) - Roberts is a 1987 graduate of Grinnell College in Iowa, where he majored in acting


Keith Fitzgerald - " Following a stint at Grinnell College, since 1994 Fitzgerald has been a professor of political science at the New College of Florida


Zander Cannon - He graduated from Grinnell College in 1995 with a B.A. in English


The 6-foot 4-inch guard scored 89 points, besting the old record of 77, set by a Pioneers player - Jeff Clement - in 1998 add something


In 2003, the college administration ordered that GrinnellPlans not be hosted on college servers because of the college's concerns regarding possible illegal content on the system and related liability add something


The four east campus dorms were built around 2003 add something


Indeed, Grinnell ranked 44th in a 2004 "Wall Street Journal" survey of the top "feeder schools" to the fifteen most prestigious business, law, and medical schools in the country add something


Since its founding in 2005, the collection has grown to thousands of books due to the generosity of the campus community add something


The Alternative Break program takes students to pursue service initiatives during school holidays, and as of 2005, Grinnell had more alumni per capita serving in the Peace Corps than any other college in the nation add something


In February 2005, Grinnell became the first Division III school featured in a regular season basketball game by the ESPN network family in 30 years when it faced off against the Beloit Buccaneers on ESPN2 add something


Data analyzed in 2006 place Grinnell at number eight among all U.S. undergraduate institutions in the proportion of graduates who go on to earn Ph.D. degrees and 15th for graduating female Ph.D. earners add something


With the first-year students enrolled in the 2006-2007 school year, Grinnell has ended its need-blind admissions policy for international applicants add something


In April 2007, Grinnell college students founded the Social Entrepreneurs of Grinnell, a student operated microfinance lending institution add something


The Men's Ultimate team, nicknamed the Grinnellephants, qualified in 2008 for its first Division III National Championship in Versailles, Ohio add something


They qualified for the tournament in 2008, 2009 and 2011 add something


"GrinnellPlans" is a virtual community consisting of 4,399 members as of the 2008-2009 academic year add something


The Women's Ultimate team, nicknamed The Sticky Tongue Frogs, tied for third place in the 2010 Division III National Championship in Appleton, Wisconsin add something


Herbie Hancock - Herbie Hancock's Grinnell College Alumni Award citation from Grinnell College Alumni Assembly on June 5, 2010.


In 2011 he decided to step down from all boards not relating to Berkshire Hathaway add something


On November 19, 2011 Grinnell player Griffin Lentsch set a new Division III individual scoring record in a game against Principia College add something


In its 2012 edition of America's Best Colleges, Grinnell was ranked 22nd among all liberal arts colleges in the United States by "U.S. News & World Report" add something


On November 20, 2012 Grinnell's Jack Taylor broke Lentsch's scoring record, as well as the records for NCAA and collegiate scoring, in a 179-104 victory over Faith Baptist Bible add something


The 2013 Review gave Grinnell its highest academic rating of 99, on a scale of 60-99, reflecting how hard students work and how much they get back for their efforts add something


Taylor scored 109 points in a November 2013 game against Crossroads College to become the first player in NCAA history to have two 100-point games add something


In its 2014 edition of "America's Best Colleges", "U.S. News & World Report" ranked Grinnell 17th among all liberal arts colleges in the United States, and third highest for economic diversity as measured by low-income students receiving federal Pell Grants add something


The 2014 annual ranking of "U.S. News & World Report" rates it tied for the 17th best liberal arts college in the nation add something


In "Forbes" magazine's 2015 rankings of academic institutions, "America's Top Colleges" , Grinnell College was ranked 56th among all private colleges, and 9th in the Midwest add something


The 2016 annual ranking of "U.S. News & World Report" rates it tied for the 19th best liberal arts college in the nation add something


The 2018 annual ranking of "U.S. News & World Report" rates it tied for the 19th best liberal arts college in the nation and 4th for "Best Undergraduate Teaching add something


Acknowledging the possible ramifications of the College's actions, UGSDW withdrew their petition from NLRB consideration on December 14, 2018 but vowed to continue fighting for total expansion of representation on campus add something


The 2019 annual ranking of "U.S. News & World Report" rates it tied for the 11th best liberal arts college in the nation and 2nd for "Best Undergraduate Teaching add something