Features

Symposium to examine effects of Cold War

While the Cold War may seem like a distant event, its effects are still highly relevant to contemporary issues and politics. The effects of, and changes since, the Cold War will be highlighted in the “Beyond the Cold War: The World Since 1989” symposium, hosted by the Rosenfield Program in Public Affairs, International Relations and…

Bee club has campus buzzing for sweets

Everywhere you look around this town there’s corn, corn, more corn and some soy. Everywhere you look in this country, there are people eating high fructose corn syrup and paying dearly for it. There are those cynics who shrug off the notion that the world’s sweeteners could cause serious health problems. There are those who…

New RLCs hope to develop relationships

As the academic year comes to a close, there is increasing anticipation about the three new Residence Life Coordinators (RLCs) hired for next year. Arrion Dennis, Becca Don and Darren Gallant were selected out of almost 80 qualified applicants after undergoing an extensive selection process. The grueling selection process spread out over a period of…

Cochran retires, new psychologist hired

Russell K. Osgood is not the only important figure to leave our midst at the end of this school year—after serving the Grinnell community for 22 years, Director of Health Services Karen Cochran will be retiring at the end of this school year. “I think it’s a good time in my life to retire,” Cochran…

Zumba fever

Sponsored by Marlene Jacks of the Office of Diversity and Achievement and the African Students Union, the new Zumba fitness program combines Latin Afro & Caribbean Music in dance routines featuring aerobic and fitness interval training done to a combination of fast and slow rhythms. The session will be taught by Venezuelan Zumba instructor Bettina…

Room draw runs without a hitch

Late April normally brings joy to the Grinnell campus with the appearance of budding trees and fresh green grass. However, one weekend during this blissful month may bring distress to some when room draw looms ahead. Despite the usual confusion that accompanies room draw, the process seemed to go smoothly this year. In fact, room…