Daily Archives: September 6, 2013

2017 Welcomed To Campus

New Student Orientation (NSO) was a smooth success this year, running dozens of events and workshops to get first-year students aquainted with life at Grinnell. “We feel really great about how NSO went this year,” said Andrea Conner, Assistant Dean of Students and Director of Residence Life & Orientation. “The new students seemed really engaged…

Grinnell Acknowledges Diversity with New Hire

By Geo Gomez  gomezgeo@grinnell.edu Last semester, the issue of campus diversity generated unrest among the student body. Student groups such as the Concerned Black Students (CBS) were worried that Grinnell’s administration was not demonstrating enough transparency in their decisions involving campus diversity offices. The Office of Intercultural Engagement and Leadership was incorporated into Academic Affairs,…

Scorching Start to Fall Semester

By Anthony Lam  lamantho17@grinnell.edu With the start of a new school year, it seemed as though summer had officially ended. However, for Grinnellians, this was not the case. From the dry humidity to the scorching sun, students have found themselves hiding out in any available air-conditioned facilities on campus. “I am so grateful that Grinnell…

SGA Addresses Last Year’s Over Expenditure

By Kelly Pyzik  pyzikkel@grinnell.edu Last year, Grinnell College’s Student Government Association overspent by $28,355, 8% of its total budget, including the reserve account. This past Tuesday, the student body received an email from the SGA Cabinet with an update on the over-allocation and resulting overspending from last year. “In spite of last-minute measures to curb…

Alcohol Policy Modified

By Rosie O’Brien & Inara Tareque  obrienr@grinnell.edu & tarequei@grinnell.edu Recently, under the recommendation of the Harm Reduction Committee, the Committee on Student Life approved several changes to Grinnell College’s alcohol policy. According to the revised policy, common-source mixed drinks with hard liquor, such as punch bowls, or “jungle juice,” will no longer be allowed at…

Films reel in all majors

By Jamie Schafroth  schafrot17@grinnell.edu Although Grinnell does not have a film study major or concentration, students have managed to create a vibrant film community here, in many ways comparable to other well-established film study programs throughout the nation. “I see [film studies] as a discipline as valuable as economics, art, sociology or politics. It’s just…

Beasts Infect East Street

  By Matthew Huck  huckmatt17@grinnell.edu Walking up East Street, one may easily mistake 1005 for a house contracted by the architect of Candy Land. The brightly painted walls are just a preview to the life, vitality and friendship of the group inside. The name, Beast Infection, is a combination of the alternative women’s cross country…

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McNally’s Moves on Main

By Eric Mistry mistryer@grinnell.edu McNally’s Foods, a downtown Grinnell staple for decades, has opened a new location on the corner of 6th Avenue and Main Street. The new store contains more merchandise, a seating area and an expanded deli with hot food options. With an old-school, local grocer atmosphere coupled with modern amenities and services,…

Unlocking Iowa’s Mysteries

By Danielle Huebner huebnerd17@grinnell.edu Ever wondered where the nighttime noises of crickets and cicadas were coming from, what mysteries lie in the stars and stories in the sky or what animals we share Grinnell with? The Nightfall on the Prairie event this weekend is offering the Grinnell community a chance to find out. At 8…