1. Jeff In Boston says

    I got an e-mail from the NIH yesterday announcing this. Of course, they managed to not mention any of his personal biographical info, which is customary at the end of these sorts of announcements.

  2. daftpunkydavid says

    so are they gonna get married? they don’t have to, of course; but it’d an even cuter story.

  3. says

    I loved Grinnell as a student; it was a wonderful place for me to grow into myself – it espoused intellectual advancement, inclusion and an opennes that has been with me my entire life. I’m so proud!

  4. gyro says

    @Jeff — You should not be surprised. Dr. Collins the new NIH director is a hateful born again “Christian” and homophobic bigot. He has polished and successfully sold the Granfather scientist image which is all a fraud. I would not be surprised to learn that reason the NIH is losing such a wonderful scientist like Dr. Kington is simply because he is gay and being black didn’t help him. NIH is not nicknamed named the plantation for nothing.

  5. Eric says

    I designed the interior furnishings of their new home, the President’s house provided by the university. Two of the nicest guys ever. Impossible to not love them.

  6. bemardus says

    I spent some of my most formative years as a student at Grinnell. I came into my own in an inclusive environment that gave me a voice and the means to use it. I miss Grinnell but am glad that it continues it’s legacy of social justice and intellectual advancement.