Monday, November 29, 2010

New President of Prestigious Iowa College is Black, Gay

Grinnell College president Raynard Kington
and his partner, Peter Daniolos, play with their children
(Christopher Gannon/The Des Moines Register)
The Des Moines Register reports that Grinnell College's board of trustees unanimously has chosen Raynard Kington, out of more than 200 candidates, to become the school's 13th president.

Kington has a medical degree, awarded to him at age 21, and a centuries-old vacation home in Crete. He used to be a director of the National Institutes of Health, where he allocated $10 billion of federal stimulus money.

His partner, Peter Daniolos, a child psychiatrist, joined the faculty at the University of Iowa and commutes to Iowa City a few times a week.

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