Grinnell Prize winners share experiences on campus

By Chase Booth  boothcha@grinnell.edu President Raynard Kington presented the Grinnell Prize to two of the three winners  Tuesday evening in Herrick Chapel. “[The Grinnell Prize winners] have taken on large problems with courage and creativity,” Kington said in his speech. “They have been innovative in their goals and in their business plans and in the…

This week in Joint Board

By Joe Wlos  wlosjose@grinnell.edu Continuing its work to improve transparency, Grinnell’s Student Government Association (SGA) will soon be introducing a new website with an updated layout and improved features. Administrative Coordinator Ron Chiu ’13 hopes that the online presence will help students learn about committees, events and their elected representatives. “The whole appeal will be…

Jane Chen Embraced by Grinnell

Jane Chen is one of the founders of Embrace, a winner of the Social Justice Prize. She and her co-founder have been on campus all week. Emma Sinai-Yunker sat down with her for a Q&A on her experiences on campus thus far. What is Embrace and how does it work? Embrace is a social enterprise…

Volleyball Club Attracts All Skill Sets

By Yishi Liang liangyis@grinnell.edu At Grinnell, when the students can’t find an outlet for their interest, they create it. A prime example of this would be the recently formed intramural Volleyball Club.   Kevin Charette ’15 and former student Jakob Gnirke founded the club this September. Charette wanted to play a sport at Grinnell but…

Athletic teams provide support for first years

By Hayes Gardner gardnerh@grinnell.edu Adapting to a new environment away from home and handling more rigorous classes than high school is a challenge for any college student. For first-year athletes, the process also involves becoming members of a new team. However, many first-year athletes find the support teams provide to be beneficial to the college…

Runners Race to Nationals

By Joe Engleman engleman@grinnell.edu The men’s and women’s cross-country teams both finished in the top ten at the Central Regional Championships this past weekend in Northfield, Minnesota. The excellent finishes and the men’s recent reclaiming of the Midwest Conference title weren’t the only reasons to celebrate the successful season. Stephanie Rouse ’13, Sarah Burnell ’14…

Column: Gottlieb Gets Messi

Lionel Messi, the Argentine and FC Barcelona forward, is the best soccer player in the world. He won the World Player of the Year award in 2009, 2010 and 2011 and last weekend made another great stride toward becoming the best player of all time.   After scoring his 75th and 76th goals of the…