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JRC showcases majors fair

Filling the main JRC hallway and trickling upstairs, the Majors Fair, held Thursday, March 10 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., was comprised of over twenty majors and concentrations grappling for students’ attention. The Student Education Policy Committees’ (SEPC) students, organized by the SGA Student Curriculum Council, tabled to provide information to undeclared and declared…

Grinnell celebrates women’s week

A group of students organized a series of events this week to celebrate women in conjunction with International Women’s Day last Tuesday. Throughout the week, they distributed paper and markers in the grill and photographed people holding up their signs reading, “I celebrate women because …” followed by a reason. The photographs will be collected…

Model UN holds simulation

As they made their way through the dining hall in their black skirts and occasionally pinstriped suits, over 30 Grinnellians prepared themselves last Friday and Saturday for hours of debate, negotiation and grueling parliamentary procedure. The Model United Nations club typically meets from the beginning of the school year until the All-America Model United Nations…

New VP position created

It will take two to replace former Vice President of College and Alumni Relations Mickey Munley ’87. Meaning, the position he occupied until his retirement last semester will be split into two—a Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations and a Vice President for Communications, as has been the case in the past. Vice President…

Runoff Election Results!

Election Results! SGA election results are in. Gabe Schechter ’12 will serve as SGA President after beating Holden Bale ’12 by seven percent. Christopher Dorman ’12 will serve as Vice President of Student Affairs, having taken 54 percent of the vote. Wadzanai Motsi ’12, who campaigned from abroad, was elected as Vice President of Academic…

Bob’s Underground Cafe may shut down

By Mariam Asaad & Nate Powell-Palm For years, Bob’s Underground has served as an alternative hangout for students who prefer a student-run, eclectic atmosphere. However, unless Bob’s finds a way to get out of several thousand dollars’ worth of debt, the College plans to shut it down at the end of the semester. Bob’s sunk…

Student and staff address classism on campus

By Avery Rowlison Students, staff, and faculty gathered in JRC 101 in response to the bias-motivated incidences in the spring of 2010. It was during this exchange that Chaplain Deanna Shorb and Professor Tammy Nyden, Philosophy, realized that they had similar backgrounds as first-generation college students. They organized a dessert night and invited the campus…

Endowment investment group grows

By Kevin Hong Wall Street has come to Grinnell. Before this year, the Student Endowment Investment Group (SEIG) had to pick a promising stock, and hold on to it for at least a year. Now, they can buy and sell stocks like Gordon Gekko. “We can buy a stock on Monday morning and sell it…