Symposium explores corporate social responsibility

By Kelsey Roebuck, roebuckk@grinnell.edu Reflecting a long history of social responsibility at Grinnell, the Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility Symposium spent three days this week discussing the intersection of environmental and economic concerns in the marketplace. “We often cover environmental topics in our symposia but we hadn’t really looked at the intersection of business and…

Wave of new students floods science classes

By Kevin Hong  hongze@grinnell.edu A surge of extra students is navigating the Noyce Science Center’s maze of corridors this year. Last semester in particular, the Biology and Chemistry Departments faced a spike in the number of students who registered for Biology 251, Molecules, Cells, and Organisms and Chemistry 221, Organic Chemistry I. “We worked very…

Ken Yeung ’03 Talks Walmart Sustainability

Ken Yeung ’03, Senior Manager for Walmart Global eCommerce, participated in a panel Thursday as part of last week’s symposium on Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility. Yeung graduated from Grinnell with a B.A. in History; he also earned a masters in Communication Management and an MBA. As part of the symposium, Yeung discussed Walmart’s strategies…

Stats lab vandalized

By Yanling Xu  xuyanlin@grinnell.edu Two computers were damaged in the Statistics Lab of the Noyce Science Center last Thursday. A fruit smoothie was poured over one computer’s keyboard and a plastic fork was placed in the fan of another computer. The damages were reported to Information Technology Service and they have replaced the keyboard. A…

Kids Against Hunger: helpful humans in hairnets

Compiled by Eva Metz, metzeva@grinnell.edu On Sunday, February 10, volunteers for Kids Against Hunger (KAH) prepared meal packages at St. Mary’s Church in their quest to combat hunger. KAH is an international organization with over 100 satellite groups. The organization seeks to provide nutritious meals to starving and malnourished children and families around the world, helping…

Herrick gets nostalgic with a cappella group

By Laura Dripps drippsla@grinnell.edu For many Grinnell students, the words “a cappella concert” evoke associations of study breaks, falsetto solos and covers of Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used to Know.” In comparison, Anonymous 4’s selection may have been quite the opposite. Anonymous 4, which played to a full crowd at Herrick Chapel Monday night, is…

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Herrick gets magical with Julianna Barwick

By Fabiola Barral  barralfa@grinnell.edu This Valentine’s Day, soulful performer Julianna Barwick sang at Herrick Chapel. Her songs resonate spirituality, and have a touch of something sacred—very suitable for the chapel setting. Just a brief encounter could touch the most lonely and solemn parts of one’s soul. Barwick is a Lousiana-born, Brooklyn-based artist. As a child,…

Smith Gallery has character

By Eric Mistry  mistryer@grinnell.edu A simple, hand-cranked projector sits upon the table, its image reflected onto a temporary wall by a nearby mirror. A solitary hanging lamp sends a ray of light upon the set-up in Smith Gallery, illuminating the new exhibition by Andy Delany ’13: Character of Mystery. In the small space within Smith…

Community Theater serves up hot plate of comedy

By Darwin Manning  manningd@grinnell.edu The Grinnell community has benefited from some mid-winter laughs over the past week with last weekend’s opening of the Grinnell Community Theater’s production of Fox on the Fairway. The farce, written in 2010 by Ken Ludwig, made its premier at the Grinnell Golf & Country Club with shows last Friday and…