Opinion

Got Limits? The $1.45 Billion Question

Grinnell is fortunate to have a $1.45 billion* endowment. Under the skillful stewardship of the Trustees and the Investment Office, with notable individuals such as Warren Buffett, Joe Rosenfield and current Chief Investment Officer David Clay, Grinnell’s endowment has achieved impressive growth over the past half-century. In light of the College’s recent financial difficulties, many…

A View from Below: Flat tax most equitable

Not only does Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebrate Dr. King’s life and work, it reminds us that although much has been done to end discrimination, much more work remains. Sadly, discrimination still mars U.S. culture. Here at Grinnell, we like to consider ourselves a diverse, accepting and undiscriminating group of young adults. Discrimination can…

Staff Editorial: 100 Days of Bummer

100 Days is a long-running tradition here at Grinnell; getting super drunk and making out with that crush from tutorial is not. Although many students might think 100 Days has been around forever, the party in its present incarnation has only existed for the past eleven saliva-filled years. Originally intended to promote class bonding and…

No Limits? Understanding the Financial Aid Debate

In a few short weeks, the Grinnell College Board of Trustees will assemble on campus for its winter meeting. Among the many items of business to be resolved, none is more pressing than decisions regarding the College’s financial future and need-blind admission practices. The Trustees are confronted with a difficult question that President Kington raised…

Ask SHIC: Subsistence on Semen?

The Sexual Health Information Center welcomes you back to campus for another exciting and sexy semester! The SHIC office has officially re-opened with new hours but the same group of knowledgeable and utterly relatable peer educators, ready to answer your questions and get you all the safe sex supplies you could possibly need. Our hours…

SHACS Insufficient

Student Health and Counseling Services (SHACS) is a valuable resource on campus, but they seem better equipped for students who have the flu than students struggling with mental health. Students with mental illnesses who approach SHACS frequently discover that their difficulties lie outside the scope of what SHACS is currently equipped to care for, or…

Grinnell Music Scene Deserves More Credit

To Ms. Alyce Eaton and Eliza-Eve Leas, I am troubled by last week’s article on Paducah, particularly the sour tone of the section regarding the Grinnell music scene. Quite frankly, the quotes identifying Grinnell’s music scene as “deteriorating” in the past three years are inaccurate at best. When the members of Paducah were first years,…