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Print release stations to come with the snow

The privilege of free, unlimited printing for students is under fire from the administration. Information Technology Services (ITS) will install “print release stations” over winter break in what could be a step toward charging students for printing. Every week, 500 sheets of paper are left in the printers of Burling Library alone, just three of…

Policy on outdoor drinking under review

There won’t be a beer garden at Grinnell House Wars this Saturday, Sept. 25, and there might not even be beer outdoors at this year’s Grinnell Relays—a major change from last year. Recently, the Department of Student Affairs denied organizers’ request for an outdoor beer garden at this weekend’s party, citing a policy outlined in…

Beeman discusses relationship between US, Iran

On Thursday Sept. 16, William Beeman visited Grinnell College and gave a lecture entitled “Iran Is Not What You Think It Is.” Beeman is a specialist in Middle East Studies, Japanese Studies, Central Asian Studies, Linguistics and Performance Studies. He is currently a professor and Chair of Anthropology at the University of Minnesota while continuing…

Grinnell given $350,000 NIH biology research grant

In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue. In 2010, neuroscientists at Grinnell studied synapses. While it may not have the same ring, Grinnell’s neuroscience department is going places. “There’s definitely an element of exploration,” Professor Clark Lindgren, Biology, said of his research. The department recently received a $351,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health…

Diversity VP goes on temporary personal leave

Vice President of Diversity and Achievement Elena Bernal ’94 is on temporary personal leave. She has been off-campus throughout the year and will likely return in four to eight weeks, according to President Raynard Kington. Bernal left for personal reasons unrelated to her job or her position at the College. No specific rationale was given…

Class of 2014 flexes its variety

One of them is a player from the National Rugby team of Georgia. One made an amazing scientific discovery and won an international competition. One grew cacti, one taught tae-kwon-do and one has taught kayaking all over the country. The diverse backgrounds, perspectives and hobbies of incoming of first-year students help give Grinnell its character….

Police respond to noise complaints

Within the past two weeks, there have been two separate incidents in which officers from the Grinnell Police Department have entered student residence halls. On Saturday, August 28 around 12:30 a.m., Will Hurd ’11 was playing loud music in his room in Cowles Hall when a police officer appeared at his door, entered the room,…

Grinnell receives research grant

The smoking ban may still be in full effect at Grinnell, but that has not hampered the chemistry department’s ongoing research into how nicotine interacts with the brain. Grinnell College received a grant last May for $373,000 over three years from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke to continue researching nicotinic acetylcholine receptors…