Daily Archives: February 1, 2013

‘Grinnell Confessions’ Facebook page stirs controversy

By Stephen Gruber-Miller grubermi@grinnell.edu A Facebook page called “Grinnell Confessions,” which allows anonymous posts, has ignited controversy since its founding last week over what many students have called racist and sexist posts. Some of the posts are lighthearted, such as one where the writer admitted to enjoying the television show “My Little Pony.” Others express…

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Friends remember Nick Klawes

Nick Klawes ’13 was the kind of friend to go out of his way for others. This past summer, while working on research with friend Willie Perreault ’13, Nick got a call from friend and fellow band-member Joel Coats ’13 about playing an impromptu show in Ames. “I called Nick and told him that he…

Band leaves path of destruction

By Kelsey Roebuck  roebuckk@grinnell.edu The band that performed in Gardner last Friday, The Orwells, went home empty-handed after the teenage rock group damaged three locations on and off campus. SGA Concerts chair Pooj Padmaraj ’13 watched as the lead singer grew progressively more destructive throughout the show. “The lead singer of the band I guess…

New ombudsperson seeks to mediate campus disputes

By Kelly Pyzik  pyzikkel@grinnell.edu Today marks the beginning of a new endeavor to provide another avenue for dealing with complaints in the College community, as Chinyere Ukabiala takes on her position as the College’s first ombudsperson. Ukabiala will serve as an educator in communication and conflict management, as well as an impartial counselor whom community…

Students hospitalized after Harris

By Inara Tareque  tarequei@grinnell.edu Three students were hospitalized last Saturday as a result of excessive alcohol consumption. This rough start to the semester has alarmed the administration. Many have been wondering whether there is any particular reason for so many hospitalizations in a single night. “I cannot provide you with the specifics,” said Travis Greene,…

Sexual misconduct conversation continues

By Stephen Gruber-Miller & Eliza-Eve Leas grubermi@grinnell.edu leaseliz@grinnell.edu This week, Interim Title IX Director Angela Voos and SGA President Colleen Osborne ’13 held the first meeting for a student advisory committee to discuss sexual misconduct on Wednesday. The following evening, faculty, staff and students met with consultants Gina Gomez and Leslie Smith, who are advising…

Yumi’s to relo(cake)

By Eric Mistry  mistryer@grinnell.edu Students in pursuit of a supremely sweet sugar rush have fewer blocks to walk these days. Yumi’s Bakery & Deli, purveyor of wonderfully delicious cupcakes and other baked goods, is moving to a new location on 930 West Street after several years spent in their Main Street location. “Our lease was…

Prison program gets fresh start

By Prisca Kim  kimprisc@grinnell.edu With the start of a new semester, so too resumes a program that represents Grinnell’s twin commitments to social justice and the local Iowa community: Liberal Arts in Prison. This multi-site program allows students in Iowa prisons and juvenile homes to receive an education similar to that of a Grinnell College…

Grinnell Corps: a closer way to give

By Aaron Lapkin  lapkinaa@grinnell.edu Grinnellians often pursue service work following college, applying for jobs with organizations ranging from Americorps and Lutheran Volunteer Corps to Teach for America and the Peace Corps. Some don’t realize that there are opportunities much “closer” to home: Grinnell Corps. Grinnell Corps, an organization run by the school that promotes community…

Students set sail with externships

By Danielle Williams  williams11@grinnell.edu Last year, the CDO decided to revive the Externship Program, which offers an opportunity for students to explore tentative career fields by shadowing alumni. “It’s a program for students that are exploring, who maybe don’t have a really good sense of what they want to major in, [or] what they want…