Grinnell college is committed to keeping in communication with the campus community as the rapidly evolving coronavirus covid-19 situation unfolds. The health and safety of our students, faculty, staff, and community continue to be our priority as we navigate this global health issue. Dag founded in 1996, dag is a student-run foam weapon fighting club. We meet on a weekly basis and teach members how to wield foam swords, spears, and shields. Debating union the grinnell debating union discusses relevant topics through on and off-campus policy debates. Richard allen grenell (born september 18, 1966) is an american diplomat, civil servant, and media consultant. Ambassador to germany, resigned from his post on the , and further serves as the special presidential envoy for serbia and kosovo peace negotiations. Grenell briefly served as acting director of national intelligence in the trump administration. Healthy sexuality in the spring of 2016, several grinnell college staff and students were trained in our whole lives (owls), a curriculum that focuses on learning about healthy sexuality and relationships produced by the unitarian universalist association. the president of grinnell college said last week that the college was seriously considering including lesbian and gay couples in residences that would be established for married students. Im an openly gay male and also international, so for me it is really important to know that grinnell is the right fit for me. But when it comes to lgbtq-pride, some schools are clearly more loud and proud than others. Find an actively supportive college home with one of the 50 best lgbtq schools in the nation. internationally acclaimed, bestselling authors marlon james and roxane gay will visit grinnell college on april 5 and 6, respectively, as part of grinnell colleges writersgrinnell series. James won the 2015 man booker prize for fiction for a brief history of seven killings, making him the first jamaican author to take home the u. For grinnells new president, tense negotiations over sheet cake, the chronicle of higher education, november 18, 2010. Black, openly gay president for grinnell college, advocate, february 18, 2010. Grinnell chooses new president, the new york times, february 18, 2010. Nih deputy director kington leaving for grinnell, science, february 17, 2010. Grinnell college is a private liberal arts college in grinnell, iowa. It was founded in 1846 when a group of new england congregationalists established the trustees of iowa college. Grinnell is known for its rigorous academics, innovative pedagogy, and commitment to social justice. Grinnell has the sixth highest endowment-to-student ratio of liberal arts colleges, enabling need-blind.