Grinnell College has received a $1 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to highlight the public importance of humanities, the humanistic social sciences and the arts. Edward Cohn, associate professor of history, and Susan Leathem Sanning, associate dean and director of service and social innovation, will run the grant program. “Grinnell recently made a significant investment in humanistic fields by constructing the Humanities and Social Studies Center, a cutting-edge facility for teaching and learning,” said Grinnell College President Raynard Kington. “We have also expanded our collaborations with our local community. The Mellon grant builds on both of these investments, helping us improve the teaching and learning of humanistic fields inside and outside the classroom.” The grant will support work by Grinnell faculty and staff members on curricular and co-curricular initiatives and will include the disciplines of ancient and modern languages, literature, history, education, philosophy, art history, anthropology, sociology, political science, gender, women’s and sexuality studies, religious studies, and the fine and performing arts.