Daily Archives: September 14, 2012

Strategic planning transitions from ideas to action

By Nicholas Chisholm  chisholm1@grinnell.edu The College’s strategic plan is moving out of the abstract into action, beginning this school year. Beginning in August 2011, committees of faculty, staff and students began to lay the foundation for the future of the College. In April 2012, the Steering Committee and smaller working groups issued a Major Directions…

Grinnellian takes a break to nominate a president

By Stephen Gruber-Miller grubermi@grinnell.edu Many Grinnellians are excited about the coming election, from the volunteers registering students to vote every day outside the dining hall to those who gathered in the Grill to watch President Barack Obama’s speech last Thursday. But only one can claim that she helped nominate a presidential candidate: Andrea Nemecek ’14…

Bank in Grinnell robbed Monday

By Peter Sullivan  sullivan3@grinnell.edu A man robbed the Community 1st Credit Union in Grinnell Monday, leaving with an undisclosed amount of money but injuring no one. Grinnell police are still investigating and no arrests have been made. Police said a man entered the credit union around 8:30 a.m. and demanded money before leaving the area…

Social Justice Prize winners react

By Yanling Xu  xuyanlin@grinnell.edu The College spends money on many things: staff salaries, water bills and giant ice sculptures to pour beverages through in the dining hall. But with last week’s announcement of the 2012 Young Innovator for Social Justice Prize, the College will now also be spending money on disaster relief and infant warmers,…

SGA senator elections lead to runoffs

By Joe Wlos wlosjose@grinnell.edu The fall semester SGA senator elections are still a tossup. With only four senators elected so far, close to 20 candidates have been entered in runoff elections for Clangrala, CaNaDa, East, Jamaland, Loosehead and Off-Campus. The results of those votes will be announced Friday around 11:59 p.m. “It’s difficult for people…

Symposium focuses on quality teaching

By Chase Booth & Claire Graebner boothcha@grinnell.edu graebner@grinnell.edu On a college campus such as Grinnell’s, there is always a certain level of talk about education. But this past week, there was an added focus as the Rosenfield Program hosted a symposium exploring topics from how best to prepare teachers to how to evaluate them once…

Spotlight: Cody Weber

  What has it been like working with a freshman quarterback this year? It’s been exciting to get to know Sam (Poulos) this year.  Receivers and quarterbacks have got to have a close relationship on the field so that he knows where I’m going to be on the field at all times no matter the…

Women’s Golf Returns Varsity Team

By Antionette Cudney cudneyan@grinnell.edu After coming close last year, the Grinnell women’s golf team looks forward to competing at this year’s Midwest Conference Championships. The team is made of seven returning players and no first years. Aside from one member who graduated last year, all of the team has returned. Head Coach David Arseneault Sr.,…

New Year For Men’s Soccer

By Jason Camey cameyjas@grinnell.edu After a 5-10-2 campaign in 2011, many of the players on the Grinnell men’s soccer team are looking forward to the upcoming season. Despite many strong returners, the team is looking to fill holes left by some of last year’s seniors. The class of 2012 graduated several players, including starting goalkeeper…

Lightning Bolt hits Gardner

By Sid Dhananjay  dhananja@grinnell.edu Lightning Bolt, Supersonic Piss and Paducah will be bringing the noise to Grinnell this Friday. The headliner for the show, Lightning Bolt, is a “two piece group with massive sounds,” according to the Grinnell Concerts blog. Founded in Rhode Island during the late nineties by vocalist/drummer Brian Chippendale and bassist Brian…