Photo by John Brady

College releases Clery Warning

By Eva Lilienfeld Andrea Conner, Associate Vice President of Student Affairs, sent a Clery Timely Warning to the campus community at 2:50 p.m. this afternoon. A copy of the message has been posted below. The S&B has removed identifying details, including a name and photo, pending further investigation. Click here to read more about…


Incoming class update

By Eva Lilienfeld As the class of 2020 puts the finishing touches onto their new dorm rooms, the admissions department of Grinnell has been gathering informational data on the College’s newest class. Overall, the college felt slightly short of some of the goals for the incoming students, leaving the incoming class with 16 fewer…

The Language Center will be a space for language immersion and cultural experiences as well as peer tutoring. Photo by Jeff Li.

New center champions language learning

By Emma Friedlander Students studying a foreign language can look forward to an enhanced academic experience this fall. Previously an academic support office, ARH 228 has been transformed into to the Language Center. The project was spearheaded by Belinda Backous, Learning Specialist for Academic Advising, and Claire Moisan, Director of the Alternative Language Study…

The new location merges the on-campus bookstore and Pioneer Bookshop. Photo by Jeff Li.

Bookstore finalizes downtown move

By Michael Cummings For most Grinnell students, the new school year means moving into a new living space, but over the summer, the College’s two bookstores also found themselves moving into a new space: downtown on Main Street. The change came after decisions were made to tear down the on-campus bookstore to make way…

Elections with color

Grinnellians prepare for general election

By Teresa Fleming While the electoral fervor on campus may have waned since the Iowa caucus last February, some students are still finding opportunities to participate in the national election. National Council Vice Chair at College Democrats of America and the President of College and Young Democrats of Iowa, Austin Wadle ‘18 charters new…

The alcohol policy changes add new controls to drinking in campus lounges, affecting annual traditions like 10/10. Photo by Jeff Li.

Administration amends campus alcohol policy and 10/10

By Emma Friedlander Students received a special campus memo from President Raynard Kington on August 1 announcing that a number of new alcohol-related policies will be implemented in the upcoming 2016-2017 school year. Although alcohol use has long been a common conversation topic among Grinnell students and administration alike, these changes have put an…

Joshua Tibatemwa a first-year student at Grinnell College trains in the Russell K. Osgood Pool located in the Charles Benson Bear '39 Recreation and Athletic Center for a possible trip to Rio and the 2016 Summer Olympics where he could represent his home country of Uganda May 9, 2016.  
(Photo by Justin Hayworth/Grinnell College)

Tibatemwa ’19 prepares for Olympics

Sam Catanzaro, Sports Editor As the school year draws to an end, students around campus can be overheard discussing their summer plans, which include lucrative internships, entry-level jobs and soul searching trips. None of these ventures, however, seem as exciting as what member of the swim team Joshua Tibatemwa ’19 has in store: an…

staff/faculty headshots April 27, 2016.  
(Photo by Justin Hayworth/Grinnell College)

Kinnie hired as interim head of security

Michael Cummings, News Editor Scott Kinnie will be stepping in as Interim Director of Campus Safety and Security while Steve Briscoe is on medical leave, according to a College announcement issued Wednesday, May 12. Kinnie, who previously served on University Police for 36 years at Kean University in New Jersey, is hitting the ground…

Kay Bucksbaum has committed $5 million to the Global Grinnell program. Photo contributed.

Bucksbaum ’51 gives to Global Grinnell fund

Megan Tcheng, Staff Writer Carolyn “Kay” Bucksbaum ’51, member and former chair of the Grinnell College Board of Trustees, committed to the Global Grinnell program last week in a campus-wide memo. An alumna and life trustee, Bucksbaum pledged $5 million dollars to support the College’s international education program. “[Bucksbaum’s gift] really was an extension…

Tom Fiegen spoke on issues concerning Iowans during Thursday’s forum. Photo by Michael Cummings.

Drake Library Hosts Democratic Senate Forum

Michael Cummings, News Editor Grinnell students got well-accustomed to seeing presidential candidates in town and on campus last semester, but such events have been on the decline since the Iowa Caucus in February. That all changed Thursday night as three Democratic candidates for U.S. Senate stopped by Drake Library for a candidate forum. The…