Daily Archives: February 16, 2017


Professor Vicki Bentley-Condit is in better shape than you

By Lucia Tonachel tonachel@grinnell.edu On January 15, Professor Vicki “The Breeze” Bentley-Condit, anthropology, ran the Maui Oceanfront Marathon. Besides being an impressive physical feat, the race in Wailea, Hawaii completed Bentley-Condit’s goal of running a marathon in each state plus Washington, D.C. Although she seems nonchalant about this accomplishment, it places her in an elite…

Life During Wartime: Unreasonable Science

By Max Fenton ’19 fentonma@grinnell.edu An odd education policy debate has raged in state legislatures for the past year — whether or not computer-coding classes should be as treated a foreign language. After all, computers speak their own kind of language, and coding is a valuable skill both as a form of communication and as…

Despite the times, Grinnell Advocates stand by their values

The state of Iowa is currently proposing to cut funding for sexual assault and domestic violence assistance programs. Budget cuts will dramatically impact the services available to survivors. Without adequate funding, not only would future on-campus Advocates lack appropriate training, but our parent organization, Crisis Intervention Services, would be unable to offer adequate shelter to…


Grinnell Artists: Tim Dooley ’17

By Andrea Baumgartel baumgart1@grinnell.edu On a cloudy Wednesday afternoon, as I stepped into Bucksbaum studio 128B, I found Tim Dooley ‘17 in a continuous mental and physical rumination over his artwork. Much like his deeply conceptual, cerebral prints, the creative process of the fourth-year Studio Art major, SEPC member and visual artist is equally abstract….


Dining Hall recaps Super Bowl performance

By Julia Echikson echikson@grinnell.edu Two Sundays ago as the Super Bowl was set to begin, a projector screen was installed in the dining hall, allowing students to simultaneously eat and watch the event together. The Superbowl is one of several nights each semester that the dining hall transforms into a themed dinner. Past events have…


Spoon Carver to visit campus and hold workshop Saturday

By Teresa Fleming flemingt17@grinnell.edu Students will spend a full day learning how to carve spoons in the latest in a series of wooden cutlery workshops that have been sponsored by the College this Saturday, Feb. 18. The workshop, which focuses on local materials and traditional knife strokes, will be hosted by expert woodworker Fred Livesay….