Wellness fair promotes healthy living

The eight week stretch of constant stressors such as classes, summer applications and stormy winter weather before Spring Break can overwhelm the most level-headed Grinnellians. The Second Annual Wellness Fair nicely interrupted the winter blues this past Tuesday, Feb. 9 on the first and second floors of the Joe Rosenfield ’25 Center. The fair continued…

New voting rules enacted

For years, many Grinnell students have been living in the mail room in JRC. At least, that’s what they’ve been reporting on voter registration cards. A new procedure requires students to register with their residential address—not their mailing address—in order to vote in local, state and national elections. This means that students will have to…

Student reps eliminated from CAS

The faculty of the College voted 40-32 on Monday not to permanently add student members to the Committee on Academic Standing (CAS), making it the only committee at the College with a direct effect on individual students’ lives that does not have student membership. The committee deals with matters such as re-admitting students who have…

Ice rink construction begins today

As the campus continues its months of salting, shoveling and defrosting, members of the Grinnell College community can look forward to using the low temperatures to their advantage, with the installation of an ice rink. The rink is the product of a student initiative that was passed last semester, but not implemented until this month when…

CBS reinvigorates Black History Month

Even though Iowa ranks in the top 10 whitest states, according to the US census, Concerned Black Students (CBS) are coordinating the effort to commemorate this year’s Black History Month. Grinnell College’s history of multi-cultural awareness and social activism attracted some of CBS’s current leaders to the college, but they believe that the student body…

Athletic center construction on time

“We are very fortunate in that we’ve done enough recent building that we have a very experienced group of people on campus in facilities management,” said Vice President for Institutional Planning Marci Sortor. Enough of the exterior work of both the Natatorium and the field house was completed that the builders could seal them off…

Smoking increases patrols

Persistent smoking in Cleveland Hall has led Campus Security to enforce new measures in hope that students in South Campus dormitories will abide by the Iowa Smoke-Free Air Act of 2008, which bans smoking at workplaces in Iowa. The bill specifically disallows smoking on «school grounds, including parking lots, athletic fields, playgrounds, tennis courts and…

Mock Trial wants to make a statement

At St. Ambrose University in Davenport this weekend, a Grinnell team will take the court solely focused on victory.  Expect the team to dive right in, emotions to be running high, some tense game-time decisions and, basically, a life-or-death situation, at least, depending on the case. However, it’s not basketball in the hot-seat, or swimming…