Daily Archives: September 11, 2011

South Korean Ambassador addresses Grinnell

By Chris Lee  leechris@grinnell.edu Those who were lucky enough to grab a seat in the packed JRC 101 this Wednesday night were treated to the rare opportunity to see a foreign diplomat in action. This week, Grinnell hosted Dr. Han Duk-soo, South Korea’s ambassador to the United States and former Prime Minister. To celebrate new…

Gun Club left smoking

Late Sunday morning, Tucker Bush ’12 and Bogdan Krstic ’12 smelled smoke coming from the kitchen of their apartment at the Brande and quickly discovered that their couch on the fire escape had caught fire. “I think my exact words were, ‘Holy s*** the couch is on fire,’” Bush said. They called 911 and attempted…

Dani Zamora ’08 forced to leave the U.S.

By Carolin Scholz & Lily Jamaludin  scholzca@grinnell.edu jamaludi@grinnell.edu On Aug. 8, 2011, Grinnell Alumnus Dani Zamora ’08, was deported from the United States on his way to South Padre Island from his home in Houston, TX. An immigration officer stopped Zamora and his boyfriend for what seemed like a routine check-up. Unfortunately for Zamora, the…

Burling’s Listening Room kills the silence

By Michael Schoelz schoelz@grinnell.edu While most students are moving from DVDs and CDs to torrents and online databases like Netflix, the Listening Room, located in the basement of Burling Library, found success by turning that trend on its head. Over the summer, Facilities Management renovated the tiny office, expanding it so that Burling’s entire media catalogue…

New Ward constructed for Mac field

By Lee Purvey  purveyle@grinnell.edu With the start of the new school year, a returning student might notice many changes to the landscape of the Grinnell College campus. Following the completion of the Charles Benson Bear ’39 Recreation and Athletic Center last fall and the subsequent demolition of its functional predecessor, the Physical Education Complex (PEC),…

Better know a dining hall

By Eric Mistry  mistryer@grinnell.edu Welcome back, fellow Grinnellians, to another wonderful year of Dining Hall adventures. We will embark on a culinary journey, mixing and matching ingredients from the Dining Hall to form spectacular, previously unimagined dishes that would delight even the most jaded gourmet. To begin, we will cover the basics of the craft…

Pioneering education

By Camila Barrios-Camacho  barriosc@grinnell.edu This past summer, the American Psychological Association (APA) released an article entitled, “More students are hospitalized for mental health problems,” which reported a 47 percent increase in hospitalizations since 2008. Furthermore, the article reports that 75 percent of college directors felt that their counseling centers needed additional psychiatric services to meet…