It means asking hard questions and questioning easy answers. It means finding what you truly care about and having the guidance and advice to pursue your passion with purpose. And it means knowing your way around a complex world and how to make it better for everyone.
It was great day for the 173nd Commencement of Grinnell College, which began at 10 a.m. on Central Campus on Monday, May 20, 2019.
The College celebrated its class of 2019 with a ceremony in which approximately 400 seniors received their Bachelor of Arts degree. Amy Tan gave the commencement address and Tan, Edith Renfrow Smith ’37, Richard Royal Fisher ’61, and Kristin DeMoss received honorary doctorates.
Videos of the main speeches will be added as they become available.
Speak Out! From how children learn to speak to how we can speak out against injustice, the inaugural TEDxGrinnell features seven noteworthy Grinnell College alumni speaking out on a wide range of topics.
The inaugural TEDxGrinnell was held February 21, 2015, in Roberts Theatre, Grinnell College, Grinnell, Iowa. TEDxGrinnell was sponsored by Grinnell College and The Wilson Program . The independent TEDx event operated under license from TED.
Meghna Ravishankar, Bangalore, India, and Janet Davis, Grinnell, Iowa, organized the event.
The Grinnell College Innovator for Social Justice Prize (the Grinnell Prize) honors individuals who have demonstrated leadership in their fields and who show creativity, commitment, and extraordinary accomplishment in effecting positive social change. Each prize carries an award of $100,000, half to the winning individual(s) and half to their organization. http://www.grinnell.edu/grinnellprize