Dotty Slick rehired

By Alyce Eaton, eatonaly@grinnell.edu Two months ago, Daria “Dotty” Slick of the Diversity and Achievement Office was placed on an administrative leave. Students who had interacted with Slick in her work as the College’s Intercultural Affairs Associate were both surprised and dismayed at the decision. After an outpouring of student support, Slick returned to her…

Pillowman comes to Grinnell

“The Pillowman,” a Tony award-winning play written by Martin McDonagh, is the story of Katurian K. Katurian (John “Hutch” Freeland ’14), a writer who has been charged with the murder of three children. The play, directed by Craig Quintero, follows an ultraviolent and dreamlike tale, featuring two over-the-top detectives, Tupolski (Khameron Riley ’13) and Ariel…

Q&A: Nathan Clubb ’11

This past semester, Nathan Clubb ’11 found a very real-world extracurricular: he ran for public office. While still a full-time student, Clubb campaigned for a seat in the Iowa House representing his home District 76, the district next to Grinnell’s. Clubb, a Democrat, lost the election, but won 34% of the votes against the Republican…

Surprising symposium looks at, what else – corn

This week, Grinnell played host to a three-day line up of events revolving around Iowa’s biggest economic asset. “Corn Belts: Iowa and International Agriculture,” sponsored by the Rosenfield Program, Center for Prairie Studies and Center for International Studies lasted for three days, during which it informed listeners in JRC 101. The week of events began…

Committee drafts values

Last year, Student Government Association (SGA) cabinet passed a resolution that they would write a statement of the College community’s values. Though a committee met a few times in the spring semester, a formal statement was never created. This year, however, SGA President Ben Offenberg ’11 and Dean of Students Travis Greene are pushing for…