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Bob’s Reopening with New Plan

Students who lamented the loss of campus’s coffee shop last fall will have reason to cheer on Sunday when Bob’s Underground Café reopens. Bob’s closed down last semester, save for a few cultural events, because of high levels of debt and a floundering business model. Now, after a newly-constructed business plan, menu improvement and 15…

Remembering Nick Klawes

Nick Klawes ’13 died Tuesday. He was 22. The cause of death is currently unknown. Nick was a Philosophy major and a resident of Madison, Wis. On Wednesday, there was a community gathering in JRC 101 to share memories about him. Nick was described as a loyal friend, a talented musician and an intelligent, thoughtful…

Staff, alumni prepare for need-blind statements

Grinnell’s community continued discussing financial aid and admissions this week, with students, staff and alumni attempting to clarify their positions before an upcoming conference call with the Board of Trustees on Wednesday. All groups have concluded that they support the College’s need-blind policy, while understanding that the administration must make changes to ensure Grinnell’s financial…

Unauthorized man enters women’s locker room

An unidentified male was found wandering through the women’s locker rooms in the Bear Center Friday, saying he was looking for his friend and eluding the student worker who went to find him. Emily Boydston ’13 was attending the desk in the equipment room at the time when several student athletes came to report the…

Dining hall faces student worker shortage, omelettes suffer

Have you been missing Eggs to Order on Mondays lately? The problem lies in the fact that the dining hall does not have enough workers. There are currently 50 unfilled positions. Traditionally, the dining hall starts with many workers at the beginning of the semester—so many that there are not enough shifts for the students…

Are off-campus houses substandard? Panel looks for answer

By Stephen Gruber-Miller, grubermi@grinnell.edu The College held its first informational panel on off-campus living last Tuesday, intended to aid students in the decision and process of moving off campus and navigating problems with landlords and undesirable conditions in houses. The panel was organized by Director of Residence Life and Orientation Andrea Conner and Director of…