Grinnell joins with community college to encourage transfers

By Alyce Eaton  eatonaly@grinnell.edu President Raynard Kington made Grinnell history Thursday by signing the College’s first-ever partnership with a two-year institution. Kington and a gaggle of administrators headed to the Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) Urban Campus to sign the agreement with DMACC President Robert Denson. The partnership will encourage DMACC students to transfer…

Ombudsperson hiring enters final stages

By Kevin Hong  hongze@grinnell.edu The College is entering the final stages of hiring an ombudsperson in charge of resolving disputes and conflicts among individuals on campus. Two candidates came to campus this week for interviews with students, staff and administrators and to give a sample workshop. One last finalist will be here on Monday. The…

At Love Your Body Week, learning about sex and avoiding sharp objects

By Danielle Williams williams11@grinnell.edu We’re all familiar with the term Self-Gov—this week, it’s time to learn about ‘Self-Love’. “Love Your Body Week” is a time-honored Grinnell tradition. The annual event is about individuals embracing themselves and their sexuality. The week started out with talks about sex positivity and a masturbation workshop and will end with…

This week in Joint Board: halloween and dunk tanks

By Joe Engleman engleman@grinnell.edu Pikachu, a Roman emperor and a cow attended Joint Board this week, celebrating Halloween with SGA President Colleen Osborne ’13, who wore a blue blazer and khaki pants. Unfortunately, Presiding Officer Peter Aldrich ’15 was not present. He certainly would have worn the same. Possibly because of a sugar high provided…

Spotlight: Joey Brown

How do you prepare mentally before a game? I would say visualization. I’m somebody who likes to picture. Especially because I play forward, I have to put the ball in the net and the day before, two days before, the day of the game, I’m just picturing myself with that position, with the ball, with…

Women Score their Way to MWC Bid Against Ripon

By Joe Wlos wlosjose@grinnell.edu For the twenty-first time in twenty-four years, Grinnell’s women’s soccer team will be competing in the Midwest Conference Tournament, facing Lake Forest College on Friday in the first round. Although head coach Heather Benning ’96 said that making the postseason was “an expectation,” the Pioneers were close to elimination earlier in…

Pioneers Race to Regionals

By Emilio Gomez gomezemi@grinnell.edu The Grinnell Pioneer men’s cross country team reclaimed its dominance among the Midwest Conference this past Saturday capturing their 25th MWC Championship in the past 27 seasons in De Pure, Wisconsin. The Pioneers, led by individual champion Frank Canady ’14, cruised to a decisive victory defeating runner-up Lawrence University by 60…