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SHACS introduces new psychiatrist

By Drew Ohringer The Student Health and Counseling Services (SHACS) has a new frequent visitor, and it’s not a student coming to talk about problems with linear algebra or a bad breakup. In addition to bringing in psychologist Stephanie Brown last year, SHACS now has a regular psychiatrist, Dr. Laura Van Cleve from Poweshiek County…

Posse Plus Retreat focuses on “Gen-Y”

By Mike Kleine Last year’s Posse Plus retreat challenged students and faculty to discuss the issue of race after Obama won the presidency, a topic that many described as emotionally charged. This year, attendants were invited to participate in a discussion on Millennials and the effects of technology on our generation. Though this year’s topic…

Student conduct stats released

By Solomon Miller Last fall, the numbers of major student conduct violations and alcohol-related hospitalizations were down, but more students were charged with minor drug offenses, according to the Student Affairs biannual Student Conduct report. The report covers thefts on campus, hospitalizations due to alcohol and anonymous summaries of each case brought before Judicial Council…

Spring break 2011: Alt Break, ReNew announce trips

By Kelsey Roebuck Alt Break and ReNew announced their spring break trips at a joint meeting on Monday, Feb. 7. The Alt Break trip leaders and ReNew coordinators presented five trip opportunities to nearly 100 interested students. “I’m really excited about the trips,” said Director of Social Commitment Doug Cutchins ’93. “There are really good…

Spring break 2011: Students to go to Haiti

By Nate Powell-Palm Over spring break, 10 Grinnellians will travel to Haiti to witness the effects of the earthquake and help rebuild in what will be Grinnell’s second major effort to help the people of Haiti. Last month marked the one year anniversary of the 7.0 magnitude earthquake in Haiti which killed between 92,000 and…

Administration studies student attrition rates

By Armando Montaño This semester, Grinnell will investigate the reasons that some students choose to leave the confines of the College prematurely. Various administrative offices are compiling years of attrition data to find out why former Grinnell students left the school and did not return. “We realized that no formal analysis has been done in…

White House awards GSP

By Carolin Scholz The Grinnell Science Project (GSP) was awarded with the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring last week. President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden presented the award to Professor Jim Swartz, Chemistry, Director of the Center for Science in the Liberal Arts in a ceremony at the…

VP of Diversity and Achievement back on campus

By Nate Powell-Palm & Kevin Hong Vice President for Diversity and Achievement Elena Bernal returned to her position after going on leave last semester for personal reasons. In the coming months, Bernal says she hopes to work with President Raynard Kington to find new ways to “strengthen diversity at the College.” “This is a unique…

PWeb malfunction halts election

The Student Government Association (SGA) Senator elections held Tuesday were disrupted by a data failure on PioneerWeb (PWeb). Make-up elections are being held today for all dorm clusters except off-campus, which was not affected. From at least 10:30 p.m. until the election ended at midnight, students were unable to vote in any dorm cluster besides…