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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…

Changes in student health services

Hall Wellness Coordinators (HWC): Hall Wellness Coordinators (HWC) are students trained in first aid, alcohol care, birth control and other health care concerns that commonly affect students. With one assigned to each dorm cluster, they are meant to be approachable and can guide students to professional help, on or off campus, if needed. “We’re specialists…

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…