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Oct 25, 2017, 11:21 ET Study Finds Copper Surfaces in Fitness Centers Reduce Bacteria, Possible Infection

Using copper-alloy materials in fitness centers significantly reduced concentrations of bacteria on all equipment types, according to a new study...


May 19, 2015, 09:00 ET Environmentalist Bill McKibben urges Grinnell College graduates to tackle climate change by becoming engaged citizens

Bill McKibben, environmental activist, author and founder of 350.org, addressed more than 400 Grinnell College graduates, urging them to them to...


Nov 10, 2014, 09:00 ET Grinnell College Seeks Nominations for $100,000 Grinnell Prize by Dec. 1

Grinnell College welcomes nominations through Monday, Dec. 1, for the 2015 Grinnell Prize, a $100,000 award presented to innovators generating...


Sep 03, 2014, 09:00 ET Young innovators in social justice to receive $100,000 Grinnell Prize

The 2014 Grinnell Prize — a $100,000 award honoring young innovators in social justice — will be presented by Grinnell College to founders of two...


Mar 19, 2014, 04:00 ET Grinnell College Prof Will Address Thursday State Department Summit On Future of Senegal, Mauritania, Mali, Niger, Chad

The media frequently depict West African Sahara and Sahel may be the world's next Afghanistan. The region (made up of Senegal, Mauritania, Mali,...


Oct 28, 2013, 12:00 ET Grinnell College Will Present 2013 Grinnell Prize to Young Leaders in Global Refugee Rights, Women's Economic Development

Grinnell, Iowa -- The 2013 Grinnell Prize—a $100,000 award presented to young innovators in social justice—will be presented to the founder of a...


Sep 03, 2013, 11:23 ET Grinnell College Welcomes Nominations for Annual Grinnell Prize

Grinnell College is seeking nominations for the 2014 Grinnell Prize. The award program—which annually presents winners with a prize of...


Mar 22, 2013, 03:35 ET A New Kind of Madness: Grinnell College Basketball Pool Takes an Alternative Approach to the Bracket

A group of Grinnell College faculty and staff have come up with a way to make March Madness more interesting. For the past few years, rather than...


Feb 23, 2013, 01:04 ET Grinnell College Will Remain Need-Blind - For Now

After an 18-month community-wide discussion, the Grinnell College Board of Trustees has voted to retain the college's need-blind admission and...


Nov 23, 2012, 02:55 ET Grinnell College by the Numbers -- 138 and More

Grinnell College sophomore Jack Taylor smashed an NCAA basketball record Tuesday night by scoring 138 points in one game. But at Grinnell—long...


Sep 05, 2012, 01:00 ET Grinnell College Announces Winners of 2012 Grinnell Prize

Grinnell College has announced the winners of the second annual Grinnell Prize honoring young innovators for social change: Cristi Hegranes,...


Oct 05, 2011, 11:00 ET Grinnell College Hosts First Young Innovator for Social Justice Prize Symposium, October 25-27

Grinnell College will host its first symposium dedicated to the Young Innovator for Social Justice Prize on October 25-27. The Symposium –...


Sep 07, 2011, 11:00 ET Grinnell College Opens Nominations for 2012 Social Justice Prize

Grinnell College today announced the call for nominations for the 2012 Grinnell College Young Innovator for Social Justice Prize. This prize program, ...


May 05, 2011, 01:14 ET Grinnell College Announces Winners of 2011 Young Innovator For Social Justice Prize

Grinnell College today named the winners of the first Grinnell College Young Innovator for Social Justice Prize: Boris Bulayev, president, and Eric...


Mar 08, 2011, 10:08 ET Grinnell College Announces 10-Member Selection Committee for $300,000 Annual Social Justice Prize

Grinnell College today announced the 10-member selection committee that will determine winners of the 2011 Grinnell College Young Innovator for...


Nov 29, 2010, 10:00 ET Grinnell College Announces $300,000 Annual Social Justice Prize Program

Grinnell College today announced the creation of a $300,000 annual prize program to honor individuals under the age of 40 who have demonstrated...


Feb 17, 2010, 01:15 ET Raynard S. Kington, M.D., M.B.A., Ph.D., National Institutes of Health Deputy Director, to Lead Grinnell College as Its 13th President

Grinnell College's Board of Trustees today announced that Raynard S. Kington, M.D., M.B.A., Ph.D., the deputy director of the National Institutes of...