If you can sing…

By Margaret Allen With four different a cappella groups on campus, drawing distinctions between the ensembles can sometimes be difficult. Although the groups all sing in the traditional a cappella style—that is, without musical accompaniment—each has its own stylistic differences that set it apart from the rest. The most established of the a cappella groups,…

Hurt Locker delivers tense reflection

By Torrey MacGregor In 2010, it is tempting, particularly on college campuses like Grinnell’s, to discuss war in abstract terms. Not only does this distant treatment of warfare allow for sharper criticism of military and, indeed, national policies, but it creates a space in which one is able consider the ramifications of warfare without necessarily…

Country on KDIC blends east with west

Curious about KDIC’s new semester of shows, The S&B sent in their own editor-in-chief, Chloe Moryl ’10, to get an inside look into”East Meets Western,” Wednesdays from 4-6 p.m., hosted by Chris Hwang ’11 and Tom Van Heeke ’12. What is the name of your guys’s show Chris: East meets western. Why? Chris: Because I’m…

Aquatic center to open come summer

By Darwin Manning If you want to swim in the Iowa sunshine come summer, your options just got considerably better. On June 1 the Grinnell community will be treated to the grand opening of the Grinnell Mutual Family Aquatic Center located at 8th Avenue and Sunset Street, right across from the Lion’s Park. “We are…

College’s new president announced

By Solomon Miller This Wednesday at noon, Herrick Chapel overflowed. Students, faculty and staff burst into applause to welcome Grinnell’s 13th President, Raynard Kington. Kington, M.D, Ph.D., M.B.A., a career researcher and current Deputy Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), will assume the role of president of the college in the fall. The…

Evgeny Morozov on internet usage and the media

Evgeny Morozov, a Yahoo! Fellow at Georgetown University is the contributing editor and blogger for Foreign Policy magazine, is interested in the ability of the Internet to aid efforts against authoritarian governments. Morozov believes that the Internet is a poor vehicle to spread democracy. Morozov plans to release a book Fall of 2010, tentatively titled…

Chicago admissions recruiter let go

By Peter Sullivan Marlene Jacks, Associate Dean of Admissions and Coordinator of Chicago Regional Programming, was let go about three weeks ago after having worked at the College for 11 years. Jacks’ termination comes particularly hard to minority students who established a close relationship with her. “She was a mentor and she was a friend,”…

RLC resignations initiate new search

By Margaret Allen The Office of Student Affairs will have to spend a significant amount of time to find new staff after the decisions of Resident Life Coordinators (RLC) Katie Lau and Eric Vos to step down from their positions at the end of this academic year. Student Affairs looks toward the hiring process with…