Daily Archives: February 20, 2009

StiFund becomes STIC, goes beyond its deep pockets

There’s another acronym being added to the numerous others that confuse first-years and stump parents. The Student Initiative Fund (StiFund) is changing its name to the Student Initiative Committee (STIC). According to STIC Chair Bill Mogavero ’12, the name change emphasizes the committee’s purpose of helping initiative sponsors carry out their initiative’s goals after spending…

Grinnell may be “Coolest Small Town”

Budget Travel magazine is opening up the task of selecting its annual list of America’s Coolest Small Towns to online voters from across the globe. Out of the 22 finalists, Grinnell is one of the competitors seeking the title of “coolest”. The magazine’s editors chose the contenders from among 152 reader-nominated towns with populations under…

Gender-neutral housing spreads to more campus residences

Recent moves have brought gender-neutrality to the forefront of campus discussion. The College is planning to expand gender-neutral housing options for the next academic year, with 123 gender-neutral housing spaces allotted for next year. Gender-neutral housing will be available in Younker North, Loose South, the Cowles Apartments, and all project houses, which include themed college-owned…

Sub-free housing expands to James

Jamaland, the south campus cluster consisting of James, Cleveland and Main residence halls, is largely known for its cigarette-burned furniture, all-night dance parties and pungent musk. But next year, Jamaland will be home to something else—substance-free housing. After growing requests for sub-free housing began to outpace supply, the Residence Life Committee has decided to introduce…

Drink lots and prosper

It’s not often that a science center dedication finds me sitting cross-legged on the floor in the very front, a drunk and swooning fan girl with my rapt attention focused on the speaker. Then again, it’s also not often that a Starfleet Commander graces Darby Gymnasium. I found out that Walter Koenig ’58 (Chekov) would…