Initiative creates environmental action on campus

Grinnell College is nationally recognized for its “green” projects. The East Campus dormitories and the Joe Rosenfield Center ’25 are both Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) certified. Flyers with messages regarding recycling and environmental campaigns line the loggias. Bikes cluttered along pathways give the impression of a student body that cares more about…

Campus-wide competition builds community

Pudding eating, kickball games, volleyball matches, the scavenger hunts, Sporcle and dodgeball are just a few of the events that have been played in the past week as a part of the Grinnell Wars.
 If this past week has been wild with competition, Saturday promises to be positively raucous as contingents from North, South and…

McCallum-Cook quietly leads Pioneers

Last week was big for the Pioneers. After taking home first place at the Les Duke Invitational, they saw their seed move from 19th to 16th in the NCAA Division III rankings. Although he hasn’t been lauded by the Midwest conference or consistently pictured on the athletics website, Ian McCallum-Cook ’12 has been a consistent…

Beeman discusses relationship between US, Iran

On Thursday Sept. 16, William Beeman visited Grinnell College and gave a lecture entitled “Iran Is Not What You Think It Is.” Beeman is a specialist in Middle East Studies, Japanese Studies, Central Asian Studies, Linguistics and Performance Studies. He is currently a professor and Chair of Anthropology at the University of Minnesota while continuing…