Higher Ed Braces for Cuts Under Trump

Grinnell College last week began demolition to make way for a new $111.7 million complex dedicated to humanities and social sciences research and education. Scheduled to open in fall 2020, the new complex will house the school’s humanities, social studies and non-performing arts programs, while incorporating new technology into the humanities and social studies disciplines.

Humanities and liberal arts are a significant part of Grinnell’s institutional identity. According to officials, nearly half of its applications for National Endowment of the Humanities funding are granted, compared to just 8% nationally.

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