Forum focuses on the future of Bob’s

By Stephen Gruber-Miller, grubermi@grinnell.edu Bob’s Underground Café’s management demonstrated its commitment to self-governance by holding an open discussion forum in JRC 101 on Thursday. Around 25 people showed up to the discussion, mostly students and a few staff members. The forum was presided over by Bob’s Manager Anna Halpin-Healy ’13 and Vice President for Strategic…

This Week in Joint Board…

Monetary matters dominated this year’s first SGA Joint Board session. In her report, SGA President Colleen Osborne ’13 informed Joint Board that the College is considering partially dropping its need-blind admissions policy in order to increase the school’s revenue from tuition. The administration hopes that this will lessen the strain on the College’s endowment. “The…

Professors discuss Middle East turmoil

The international news cycle has been in an uproar over recent events in the Middle East and North Africa. Protests have erupted due to the spread of a viral video depicting the Muslim prophet Muhammad in a negative light. In Libya, a U.S. ambassador was killed in the midst of a particularly violent protest. In…

Intramurals Have Something for Everyone

The intramural athletics program is offering some new options and some old favorites this semester at Grinnell. “This year, we threw out a few sports … We are doing [sand volleyball] again this year because it was really popular,” said Jason Ormond ’13, student director. “Also this year, our new one is pickleball and there…

Bands for Biden

Although many Grinnellians are avid musicians and performers, few have had the chance or challenge of playing for someone as noteworthy as the current Vice President of the United States. On Tuesday, September 19, the Too Many Strings Band, along with G-Tones, had the rare opportunity to perform at Vice President Joe Biden’s event in…

Spotlight: Frank Canady

Frank Canady ‘14, is a biological chemistry major and a cross country and track runner.    When did you start running?    I started in about 7th grade, and I got the inspiration from my mother who runs by herself. She ran Boston (Marathon) in 2004, which is a big deal because you have to…