Men’s basketball pulls out wins over SNC and Cornell, hopes to host Conference

By Darwin Manning  manningd@grinnell.edu The men’s basketball team has been gradually cementing their place in Grinnell College’s history books. After starting the season with the record-breaking 138-point performance from Jack Taylor ’15, the team gave the packed Darby Gym a breathtaking performance this past Saturday against their nemesis St. Norbert College, winning 104-99 in overtime….

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Econ Professor Swart resigned due to plagiarism

By Peter Sullivan & Hayes Gardner sullivan3@grinnell.edu & gardnerh@grinnell.edu When Brian Swart, Economics, abruptly resigned in the middle of last semester, the College declined to disclose why, citing his privacy. Interviews with professors from other institutions involved in the situation and documentation they provided show that Swart resigned after it was discovered he had plagiarized…

College near top of Peace Corps ranks

By Stephen Gruber-Miller grubermi@grinnell.edu Grinnell made the Peace Corps’ annual list of top 25 highest volunteer producing schools this year, jumping 32 spots from last year to place 16th in the small colleges and universities category. “Grinnell is a small school, but it is mighty in its Peace Corps impact,” said Peace Corps Acting Director…

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Panel asks: Is extreme religion its most authentic form?

By Chase Booth  boothcha@grinnell.edu When thinking of religious extremism, one may think of hate crimes, acts of violence, and the Westboro Baptist Church, or even monks or celibate nuns. All of these topics and more were covered during Wednesday’s convocation, “Is the Extreme More Authentic? A Dialogue on Religious Fundamentalism.” Chaplain Deanna Shorb, Assistant Chaplain…

Alumni present College with large gifts

By Yousef Hafuda  hafudayo@grinnell.edu The College announced two sizable alumni gifts last Friday; each will serve a specific purpose in furthering the aims of the school. The first, of $500,000, was given by Penny Bender Sebring ’64 and her husband, Chuck Lewis, primarily to bolster the existing Grinnell Careers in Education Professions program. Mark Peltz,…

Lynda.com provides online tutorials

By Darwin Manning  manningd@grinnell.edu Grinnell has recently unveiled a new online subscription to an educational video website, Lynda.com, that can be easily accessed by the entire campus community. Information Technology Services purchased Lynda in January. It features numerous courses on a wide variety of technology and disciplines, from photography to the latest features of Excel….