Daily Archives: October 7, 2011

Kington mandates substance free college trips

The administration enacted an interim policy that stipulates all college-funded trips are subject to the same rules and that all participants must be substance-free for the entirety of these trips, for the first time including those funded only through SGA. Ever since last year, the administration had been in talks about formulating a uniform alcohol…

Blackboard gets updates to increase utility, speed

What do you use PioneerWeb for?  For most people, this amounts to just two things: checking for your homework, and stalking people via the database.  To be sure, these are both necessary functions, but isn’t there something missing? What about gSpace? Many students never use gSpace, Grinnell’s cloud storage solution.  When you upload your files…

Student initiatives begin to take shape

Grinnell will not be getting a foam machine or build an outdoor ice rink, but Bucksbaum may install a printer and the Outlook email system may switch to Gmail as a result of this year’s student initiatives. In total, 13 of the 18 proposed projects passed. As chair of the Student Initiative Fund Committee (StiFund)…

Philosophy Starts New Colloquium

This semester Grinnell College will be holding a philosophy colloquium, which consists of three components: visiting philosophy speakers, Grinnell Philosophy Faculty sharing their current research with students, and panel discussions with Grinnell Philosophy Faculty. “The idea is to get philosophy majors together about once a month,” said Associate Professor of Philosophy Tammy Nyden. “Other departments…

This Week in SGA 10/7

This week’s SGA Joint Board Meeting began with a bizarre observation and proposal.  Senator Sam Mulopulos ’14 pointed out that last week’s meeting was technically invalid, because Assistant Treasurer Raghav Malik ’13 had been acting as Presiding Officer, a violation of the constitution.  Senator Mulopulos proposed voting again on all issues from that meeting, in…

First Year VP gets busy Early

Beth Halloran, the new Vice President of Development and Alumni Relations, has only been on campus for three months, but in that time she has already begun a 30-city tour of the U.S. with President Raynard Kington, joined the Strategic Planning Steering Committee and identified several areas of improvement for the college. “I’m just spending…

10/10 Makes Adjustments After Last Year’s Success

Grinnell is looking to replicate last year’s positive partying atmosphere during 10/10 by reminding students to stay responsible and respectful as they enjoy this weekend’s traditional party. Party organizers Noah Fribley ‘12, Scott Hoag ’12, Jonathan Davis ‘12 and Max Callenberg ’12 (Sports Editor for the Scarlet & Black) are focused on keeping 10/10’s “formula…