Daily Archives: April 29, 2016

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College mourns Professor Verrette

Michael Cummings, Community Editor cummings@grinnell.edu The College is mourning the loss of a fourth faculty member this academic year, as Professor Emeritus Victor Verrette, French, passed away on Monday, April 18. Verrette was 84 years old. “Vic Verrette was truly a groundbreaker,” wrote Professor Jan Gross, French, in an email to the S&B. “In so…

Kington releases new plan post Posse decision

Eva Lilienfeld, News Editor lilienfe17@grinnell.edu Following a semester of extensive review of Grinnell’s relationship with the Posse Foundation, President Raynard Kington announced that Grinnell will no longer accept new Posse cohorts as of April 13. After Grinnell’s decision to sever ties with the Posse foundation, students and alumni responded quickly, with 400 alumni signing onto…

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USDA funds monarch habitats

Mira Braneck, Staff Writer braneckm@grinnell.edu The monarch butterfly population has seen a serious decline in numbers in the past two decades. However, a new program through the National Conservation Resources Service, a department within the USDA, is providing funding to Iowan farmers that want to enact conservation practices and increase monarch habitats on their land…