Applications Continue to Increase

By Stephen Gruber-Miller  grubermi@grinnell.edu The last two years have shown a significant increase in applicants to Grinnell, due largely to a change in tactics by the Office of Admission. During this time, acceptance rates have dropped from 44.8 percent to 30.2 percent. The class of 2017 will be roughly 15 percent international students and 30…

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Day in the Life: Victor Golden ’13

6:45 a.m.—Wake up, search for Gatorade or water to cure hangover. 6:48 a.m.—Fall back asleep. 7:10 a.m.—Use bathroom, fall back asleep. 7:45 a.m.—Third attempt to wake up. Regret poor decisions made last night, fall back asleep. 8:20 a.m.—Wake up, seriously this time. Start seminar paper due at 10 a.m. 8:23 a.m.—Log on to ESPN TENNIS,…

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Horsing around with the Equestrian Club

By Kelsey Roebuck  roebuckk@grinnell.edu Grinnell’s very own Equestrian Club has returned this year with the help of Julia Clymer ’13 and Brianne Evans ’13. Under Clymer’s leadership, the club has developed a close relationship with Triple V Training, the Van Dyke family farm located within walking distance of the college. “I contacted them and just…

Students survey snakes and goats graze grass

By Darwin Manning  manningd@grinnell.edu This upcoming summer there will be four fortunate students given the opportunity to complete conservation research work at Grinnell’s Conard Environmental Research Area (CERA) and in town for the promotion of natural prairie plantings. The four students—Isaac Chadri ’15, Rachel Fritts ’14, Eddie Guen-Murray ’15 and Carissa Shoemaker ’14—will work with…

Spotlight: Christine Ajinjeru ’14

How would you describe this season? Coming into the season, I was very excited because I was just happy to do track again from my study abroad. It’s been good in a sense that I started placing better compared to two previous seasons. Did you keep yourself in shape during your semester abroad? It was…

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Tennis Wins MWC, Prepares For Nationals

By Darwin Manning  manningd@grinnell.edu Men’s tennis has been keeping a bounce in their step and strong racket in hand, as they look forward to next weekend’s NCAA Division III National Tournament. Last weekend, they successfully knocked off both Carroll University and Lawrence University in the Midwest Conference Championships. From that resounding success, the team is…

7th Inning Comeback Ends Losing Streak

By David Kim  kimdavid@grinnell.edu The streak is over. The burden on the shoulders is gone. On a Sunday, Senior Day, the softball team snapped a 36-game Midwest Conference losing streak with a 2-1 comeback victory against Monmouth at the Softball Complex. The victory halted a losing streak that dated back to 2010 and also marked…

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Coaches Catch Prospective Students

By Jacqui Vautin vautinja@grinnell.edu Campus has been swarming with admitted students as of late and admitted student-athletes make up many of the faces in the crowd. Coaches spend much of their time recruiting prospective student-athletes, talking to them on the phone or through e-mail, scheduling and organizing visits and working to ensure they come to…

Mayor Gordon and Grinnell

Gordon Canfield, Grinnell’s mayor of 16 years, has supported our town with down-to-earth politics and fresh ideas for Grinnell’s growing communities. The S&B’s Meg Schmitt sat down with Canfield last Tuesday to talk about pig farms, trains and the growth of the Grinnell community. Did you always see yourself as mayor?   No, not at…

Summing up Grinnell summer

By Eric Mistry  mistryer@grinnell.edu When the spring semester ends and most students leave Grinnell until the fall, the town does not shut down. Quite the opposite, Grinnell offers a plethora of engaging activities for those who stay for the summer. From sports events to artistic adventures to shopping opportunities, there are tons of things to…