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Kington Initiates Strategic Plan

The beginning of the 2011-2012 school years marks the beginning of yet another round of strategic planning. In the first convocation of the new school year, President Raynard Kington presented on the planned changes to Grinnell College, highlighting five areas of focus and an emphasis on administrative transparency during this time of change. Mariam Asaad…

South Korean Ambassador addresses Grinnell

By Chris Lee  leechris@grinnell.edu Those who were lucky enough to grab a seat in the packed JRC 101 this Wednesday night were treated to the rare opportunity to see a foreign diplomat in action. This week, Grinnell hosted Dr. Han Duk-soo, South Korea’s ambassador to the United States and former Prime Minister. To celebrate new…

Gun Club left smoking

Late Sunday morning, Tucker Bush ’12 and Bogdan Krstic ’12 smelled smoke coming from the kitchen of their apartment at the Brande and quickly discovered that their couch on the fire escape had caught fire. “I think my exact words were, ‘Holy s*** the couch is on fire,’” Bush said. They called 911 and attempted…

Burling’s Listening Room kills the silence

By Michael Schoelz schoelz@grinnell.edu While most students are moving from DVDs and CDs to torrents and online databases like Netflix, the Listening Room, located in the basement of Burling Library, found success by turning that trend on its head. Over the summer, Facilities Management renovated the tiny office, expanding it so that Burling’s entire media catalogue…

New Ward constructed for Mac field

By Lee Purvey  purveyle@grinnell.edu With the start of the new school year, a returning student might notice many changes to the landscape of the Grinnell College campus. Following the completion of the Charles Benson Bear ’39 Recreation and Athletic Center last fall and the subsequent demolition of its functional predecessor, the Physical Education Complex (PEC),…