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…

New campus group addresses issues of sexual assault

Real Men, which started in the fall of 2009, aims to spread awareness about sexual assault, and take much-needed steps to reduce the number of cases that occur at Grinnell College. According to the Campus Climate Assessment conducted in fall 2009, 17 percent of students thought that sexual assault was a problem at the college.
“[Real Men]’s purpose is to empower men, and all genders, really, but specifically men, to band together and help prevent sexual assault as opposed to being the perpetrators of it,” said P.J. Mahaffey ’11, the Senior SA in Clark Hall who was one of the original members of the group.