Staff Editorial: Remember to practice self-gov

Due to the strong sense of independent thinking at Grinnell, it does not make much sense for our student body to want a high police presence on campus. Certain issues most definitely call for badged intervention, though for everything else we have the accommodating Campus Security and our peer interaction encouraging system of Self Governance. This…

Staff Editorial: Dr. Kington advocates civility

“Choose civility,” Dr. Kington reminded us at the Town Hall meetings on Monday, echoing a campaign initiative advocating tolerance in Howard County, Maryland, and urging us to consider our own standards of civility. It’s an important message, something that everyone—including Grinnellians—can often use reminding of. At Grinnell, we’ve experienced serious and well-publicized shortcomings of civility…

Kington holds first town hall meetings

On Sept. 20, President Raynard Kington held two town hall meetings open to Grinnell College students, staff and faculty members. In each hour-long meeting, Kington began by stating his general approach to decision-making and his goal of civil discourse before opening the floor to questions. “As far as I’m concerned, everyone is starting with a…

Students arrested for marijuana

On Wed., Sept. 15, three Grinnell College students were arrested in Loose Hall for possession of an illegal substance. Campus Security was notified of the smell of marijuana. Security contacted the Grinnell Police Department, who arrived and made the subsequent arrests. “We received a complaint. That’s how we usually get there, is if we’ve got…

Print release stations to come with the snow

The privilege of free, unlimited printing for students is under fire from the administration. Information Technology Services (ITS) will install “print release stations” over winter break in what could be a step toward charging students for printing. Every week, 500 sheets of paper are left in the printers of Burling Library alone, just three of…

Policy on outdoor drinking under review

There won’t be a beer garden at Grinnell House Wars this Saturday, Sept. 25, and there might not even be beer outdoors at this year’s Grinnell Relays—a major change from last year. Recently, the Department of Student Affairs denied organizers’ request for an outdoor beer garden at this weekend’s party, citing a policy outlined in…