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Seniors graduating early celebrate commencement

Grinnell College celebrated its mid-year commencement in JRC 101 on Monday for 24 seniors graduating this semester. President Raynard Kington, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College Paula Smith and Assistant Professor of Anthropology Brigittine M. French spoke, congratulating the students for earning their degree from Grinnell. The 24 seniors graduate in…

Established blog cites B&S

On Monday, political blogger Krusty Konservative of The Iowa Republican linked to Grinnell’s parody newspaper, the B&S, in an otherwise serious criticism of a recent Des Moines Register feature on President Raynard Kington. In an e-mail to the S&B, Krusty Konservative explained that the citation was intended as sarcastic. However, comments to the blog suggest…

Senator projects find mixed results

Unlike last year’s senators, this semester’s senators do not only serve their clusters as informational sources, but also by tackling different projects assigned at the beginning of the fall. This means that senators are not only responsible for keeping their clusters informed but also for implementing projects that affect different aspects of residential and academic…

ITS external review to follow selection of firm

Grinnell College may restructure the Department of Information Technology Services (ITS). A resolution passed by the Board of Trustees asks that “the College employ external expert services to assess the current status of Information Technology Services and to recommend actions that might be taken to ensure that the College is discharging all of its information…

Dotty Slick rehired

By Alyce Eaton, eatonaly@grinnell.edu Two months ago, Daria “Dotty” Slick of the Diversity and Achievement Office was placed on an administrative leave. Students who had interacted with Slick in her work as the College’s Intercultural Affairs Associate were both surprised and dismayed at the decision. After an outpouring of student support, Slick returned to her…

Q&A: Nathan Clubb ’11

This past semester, Nathan Clubb ’11 found a very real-world extracurricular: he ran for public office. While still a full-time student, Clubb campaigned for a seat in the Iowa House representing his home District 76, the district next to Grinnell’s. Clubb, a Democrat, lost the election, but won 34% of the votes against the Republican…

Surprising symposium looks at, what else – corn

This week, Grinnell played host to a three-day line up of events revolving around Iowa’s biggest economic asset. “Corn Belts: Iowa and International Agriculture,” sponsored by the Rosenfield Program, Center for Prairie Studies and Center for International Studies lasted for three days, during which it informed listeners in JRC 101. The week of events began…