in response to the financial hardship that many families are experiencing because of the pandemic, grinnell college will eliminate student loans in financial aid packages and replace them with scholarships.
the winner of the 2020 spark challenge, sharene gould dulabaum '22, centered her project around the major problem of excess waste on campus. after observing that many students failed to properly sort their trash into compost, landfill, and recycling, dulabaum proposed a new system of centralized waste bins that would standardize and streamline the process of sorting waste, potentially saving the college thousands of dollars.
from nov. 1 through 13, a series of department welcome sessions with titles like, “get the right angle on math! get the big data on stats!,” “sociological promise in the age of crises,” and “why art history matters,” encourage students to meet faculty and to learn about upcoming courses, faculty research opportunities and the major in general.
authors and activists reginald dwayne betts and kiese makeba laymon discuss their newest works and discuss the intersection between creativity and justice. moderated by dean bakopoulos.