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Rachel Bly to run for State House

By Nathan Forman & Vinita Singh  formanna@grinnell.edu singhvin@grinnell.edu Rachel Bly announced her candidacy for Iowa State House of Representatives in the 2012 elections last Wednesday, Aug. 24. Bly is the Director of Conference Operations and Events for Grinnell College and Grinnell City Council Planning Committee Chair. She will run as a Democrat in Iowa’s 76th…

College hires new Service Coordinator

By Kirsten Nelson nelsonki@grinnell.edu “It’s keeping me working, and I love it.” That’s how Susan Sanning describes her new position as Community Service Coordinator for Grinnell College. The position was created this year by President Raynard Kington at the continued urging of Grinnell students. “As I understand it,” said Sanning “The SGA went to the…

Vigil held for slain Waterloo student

By Emma Sinai- Yunker  sinaiyun@grinnell.edu A Candle Vigil in honor of a 19-year-old boy beaten to death in Waterloo, Iowa last month was held outside of the John Rosenfield Center on Friday, Aug. 26. “There was a strong presence on campus to whom this really mattered,” said Elliot Karl ’12, manager of the Stonewall Resource…

Technology Consultants restructured

By Laura Dripps drippslau@grinnell.edu If studying in one of the many computer labs on campus wasn’t lonely enough already, it just got a little lonelier following the implementation of a new Technology Consultant (TC) policy. Though the number of TC’s is comparable to that of last semester, TC’s will spend less time staffing some labs…

BEAR construction continues

By Tolulope Edionwe edionwe@grinnell.edu Walk into the natatorium and take a look around. At first glance, you may not notice anything different. The bleachers are the same size, the swimming noodles still look nothing like noodles, and the water is still a delicious slushie blue. But wait a couple of seconds, and the sounds of…

P-card required to print on-campus

By Kevin Hong hongze@grinnell.edu Grinnell College changed its printing system and now students have to wave their p-card before a scanner for any printing in order to cut down on the amount of waste that the college produces each year. “It’s been a long process and the discussion has been on its way for years….

Bookstore offers textbook rental

By Tyler Davidson  davidson1@grinnell.edu Buying books for courses is expensive, and for college kids with little or no income, purchasing a backpack full of textbooks can be as painful for your back as it is for your wallet. Continuing a new program that began last semester, the Grinnell College Bookstore is now renting books out…

Students gain voice on academic standing issues

By Avery Rowlison The Grinnell faculty passed a resolution to allow official student representation on the Committee for Academic Standing last Monday, May 2. This resolution comes as the product of a long process to gain student representatives on the committee. The idea was initially brought up and in 2008 by a student resolution. Then…

Big incoming class means housing short 30 beds

By Alyce Eaton The Office of Admission can proudly boast they received over 450 deposits for the incoming class of 2015. But for Student Affairs, this means spending the summer scrambling to house students. Even though Residence Life set aside enough beds in double rooms for 450 rising first years, they still need to place…