Track and Field welcomes opponents with Dick

The Pioneer Men’s and Women’s track teams are coming off a strong start to their outdoor season after putting up many top ten all-time school marks at the Jim Duncan Invitational held Friday and Saturday, April 13-14, at Drake University in Des Moines, IA, and the Cornell College Invitational held at Cornell College also on…

Room Draw Makes Changes

Residence life made two major changes to housing policies and room draw, which will take place this Sunday, April 22. “We did expand our gender-neutral housing,” said Andrea Conner, Dean of Students/Director of Residence Life and Orientation. “In addition to the 250 beds we had last year, we are adding a gender neutral floor in…

Alum discusses life after Grinnell, Arts Council

After graduating a semester early in December 2011, Caitlin Deutsch ‘12 began working as the Volunteer and Arts Center Coordinator at the Grinnell Arts Council, a new position as of February 2012. S&B reporter Alyse Hunt ’15 interviewed Deutsch about life after Grinnell, working at the Arts Council and future plans. How did you start…

Improv Goes All Night Long

Many Grinnellians are familiar with pulling all-nighters, but few can maintain their sense of humor throughout one. On Friday, members of Grinnell’s improv troupe Ritalin Test Squad (RTS) began their traditional 24-Hour Improv Marathon, in which RTS members played improv games in front of an audience in Younker lounge from 9 p.m. to 9 p.m….

99 musicians 1 tap dancer

Three of Grinnell’s top musical groups—the Grinnell Jazz Ensemble, the Grinnell Oratorio Society and the Grinnell Singers—will be performing three of Duke Ellington’s best pieces this weekend.  “Duke Ellington’s Sacred Concerts,” a combination of the jazz legend’s religious concerts, premiers on Friday, April 20th at 7:30 p.m. in Sebring-Lewis Hall. Bassist Christopher Johnson of Ames,…

From Fishmonger to Hamlet

James DeVita has a background as diverse as his one man show, “Acting Shakespeare”.  After dropping out of college twice, DeVita saw Sir Ian McKellen’s original play by the same title and was inexorably drawn into the world of classical theater. Twenty-five years later, DeVita is a professional actor and tours with his production narrating…