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Resolution changes Student Staff Training

In response to campus climate concerns, Joint Board passed “The Resolution Concerning Campus Climate and Continued Discussion” on Wednesday, April 28. The bill aims to combine the pre-existing support roles of Student Staff with facilitation of meetings to discuss issues of identity and discrimination on campus. “We want to use things that already exist,” said…

On-campus voting for primaries

Unlike the commotion during last fall’s generals elections, satellite voting for Iowa primaries might not garner the enthusiasm and hype. Voters will have an opportunity to nominate candidates for Iowa state elections in the primaries on Tuesday from 8 a.m to 4 p.m. “Primaries are different because they’re about inner party politics,” said Elisabeth Rennick…

Selah to celebrate Grinnell community

To honor the transition from President Russell K. Osgood to Raynard Kington, the campus and wider community are invited to come to Selah, a day of festivities starting at 10 a.m. on Mac Field on Saturday and lasting as late as midnight. Selah is a Hebrew word with an ambiguous definition that is often used…

2010-2011 SGA Cabinet positions finalized

With the spring semester coming to a close, next year’s SGA cabinet has been finalized. Approved at this week’s Joint Board for the 2010-2011 academic year, Vice President of Student Affairs (VPSA) and next year’s SGA President, Ben Offenberg ’11 is excited to work with all new members of the cabinet, including Concerts Chair, Student…

SGA rejects proposed senatorship resolution

In a rare rejection of a proposed SGA resolution, SGA Joint Board voted 14-5 last week not to pass a resolution that would have given off-campus students a fourth SGA senator. SGA’s Reform Committee proposed, “The Resolution Concerning the Addition of a fourth Senator to OCCO/OCNCO.” They were charged by a joint board resolution last…

FTP proposes new sustainability coordinator

Free the Planet (FTP), a campus group that promotes environmental awareness, is calling for the creation of an Office of Sustainability, with a Sustainability Coordinator who would oversee environmental efforts at Grinnell. “We want someone who can both teach classes [about environmentalism] and oversee a lot of the different groups on campus,” said Kayla Koether…

Block Party to host more Johns

Block Party is bringing more than just a beer truck to High Street. In an effort to reduce public indecency port-a-johns will be added to Block Party this year. Block Party coordinators, the Harm Reduction Committee and Grinnell Police Department hope that the port-a-johns’ presence at the party will discourage students from urinating in public….

Culver visits campus for first time since 2008

Governor of Iowa Chet Culver came to JRC 209 yesterday to speak to students and members of the Poweshiek County community as part of his campaign for re-election. The “Coffee with the Governor” was organized by the Iowa Democratic Party’s Coordinated Campaign, which promotes all Democrats up for election who worked with Culver’s campaign and…