D-hall Mystery Causes a Stir

Scooby and the gang just couldn’t do it. Nancy Drew simply had to draw out. Sherlock Holmes merely gave up and went home. The case that proved too much for these great investigators and private detectives in history? The mystery of the Grinnell Dining Hall Stir Fry Station. The vacant food station stands unused. The…

Food House Cook it and Book it

Walking into Pine Tree House at 1128 East Street, a delicious aroma of garlic and onion sizzles away. Here nestles the charming, barely off-campus Food House, which is home to Nicole Albrecht, Alethea Cook, Sheva Greenwood, Taylor Wright, Lisa Stern, and Jill Wielgos (all ’16); Devon Gamble and Nick Hunter (both ’15); and Rachel Fritts,…

Day in the Life: Isabel Cooke ’16

7:07 a.m.—First alarm. 7:17 a.m.—Backup alarm. 8:43 a.m.—Experience self-loathing concerning my inability to get up. 8:44 a.m.—Get up. Shower. 9:18 a.m.—Have an inordinate amount of trouble trying to get dressed. Attempt to channel Phoebe [Mogharei ’16] for inspiration. 9:36 a.m.—Instagram my outfit because my social media presence has taken on a life of its own….

Dining Services Devours the Competition

This year, The Daily Meal food website conducted its second annual nationwide study examining the dining services of about 2,000 colleges and Grinnell College received high reviews from the organization, ranking 15 out of the 60 best colleges for food in the United States. The Daily Meal used five main criteria to come up with…

Food Recovery Network weighs waste

It’s been hard to miss them by the tray line, collecting leftover Dining Hall food from student plates. The members of the Food Recovery Network (FRN) are working on their “Tray Weigh” statistical study to see how much food is wasted per meal, per student, per week. The FRN was started at Grinnell by Dylan…

The Snowden Proxy: If it ain’t broke: why you should be skeptical of Microsoft hosting Grinnell’s email

I don’t know anything about the nitty-gritty of Grinnell’s email infrastructure, but I’ve been told the servers are here. The College is currently considering changing our email to a cloud server system called Microsoft Office 365. My understanding is that this would outsource our current infrastructure to one owned by Microsoft to exploit the economies…

Overrated and Jaded: Top Fives

What better way to get acquainted with your newly appointed movie columnists than through our respective top five movies of the millennium? The rules: five movies, five honorable mentions, only movies released on or after January 1, 2000 and only movies we’ve actually seen. After much debate and consideration, we came up with the following:…

Title IX commemorates 41 years of progress

In celebration of the progress Title IX has achieved in the last 41 years, the Rosenfield Program dedicated this past week to recognizing and reflecting on how this law continues to impact students today. Title IX is a subsection of a general educational decree that legally prohibits sex discrimination. According to the U.S. Department of…

ITS restructures: better or worse?

By Sam Hildebrandt hildebr@grinnell.edu After the restructuring of Information Technology Services (ITS), which resulted in the laying off of three employees, the College has hired Donald Tom as the new director of ITS. In addition, the College has transferred assistive technology to Angie Story, Coordinator of Academic Support and Assistive Technology. Tom, who has held…