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Symposium explores corporate social responsibility

By Kelsey Roebuck, roebuckk@grinnell.edu Reflecting a long history of social responsibility at Grinnell, the Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility Symposium spent three days this week discussing the intersection of environmental and economic concerns in the marketplace. “We often cover environmental topics in our symposia but we hadn’t really looked at the intersection of business and…

Wave of new students floods science classes

By Kevin Hong, hongze@grinnell.edu A surge of extra students is navigating the Noyce Science Center’s maze of corridors this year. Last semester in particular, the Biology and Chemistry Departments faced a spike in the number of students who registered for Biology 251, Molecules, Cells, and Organisms and Chemistry 221, Organic Chemistry I. “We worked very…

Ken Yeung ’03 Talks Walmart Sustainability

Ken Yeung ’03, Senior Manager for Walmart Global eCommerce, participated in a panel Thursday as part of last week’s symposium on Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility. Yeung graduated from Grinnell with a B.A. in History; he also earned a masters in Communication Management and an MBA. As part of the symposium, Yeung discussed Walmart’s strategies…

Stats lab vandalized

By Yanling Xu, xuyanlin@grinnell.edu Two computers were damaged in the Statistics Lab of the Noyce Science Center last Thursday. A fruit smoothie was poured over one computer’s keyboard and a plastic fork was placed in the fan of another computer. The damages were reported to Information Technology Service and they have replaced the keyboard. A…

Comparison of Serra (2010) and Swart (2012) graphs
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Econ Professor Swart resigned due to plagiarism

By Peter Sullivan & Hayes Gardner, sullivan3@grinnell.edu & gardnerh@grinnell.edu When Brian Swart, Economics, abruptly resigned in the middle of last semester, the College declined to disclose why, citing his privacy. Interviews with professors from other institutions involved in the situation and documentation they provided show that Swart resigned after it was discovered he had plagiarized…

College near top of Peace Corps ranks

By Stephen Gruber-Miller, grubermi@grinnell.edu Grinnell made the Peace Corps’ annual list of top 25 highest volunteer producing schools this year, jumping 32 spots from last year to place 16th in the small colleges and universities category. “Grinnell is a small school, but it is mighty in its Peace Corps impact,” said Peace Corps Acting Director…

Alumni present College with large gifts

The College announced two sizable alumni gifts last Friday; each will serve a specific purpose in furthering the aims of the school. The first, of $500,000, was given by Penny Bender Sebring ’64 and her husband, Chuck Lewis, primarily to bolster the existing Grinnell Careers in Education Professions program. Mark Peltz, director of the Career…

Lynda.com provides online tutorials

Grinnell has recently unveiled a new online subscription to an educational video website, Lynda.com, that can be easily accessed by the entire campus community. Information Technology Services purchased Lynda in January. It features numerous courses on a wide variety of technology and disciplines, from photography to the latest features of Excel. Additionally, the information is…