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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…

Pride week makes another appearance

Last Friday’s Drag Show waltzed the campus into this year’s Pride Week celebration. Organized by the Trans Action Group (TAG), Stonewall Coalition (StoneCo), Queer People of Color (QPOC) and other organizations, Pride Week, an annual Grinnell tradition, began with last Friday Flag Raising Ceremony behind Herrick Chapel. Margie Scribner ’10 , Jon Richardson ’10 and…

Bone marrow drive comes to campus

While some Grinnell students relaxed during last year’s Fall Break, one student, Alenka Figa ’12, was about to save a 50- year-old woman’s life by donating peripheral blood stem cells (PBSC). Figa’s involvement intially began when she enlisted in the National Bone Marrow Registry at the Grinnell Bone Marrow Drive last spring. Figa is in…

Interviews commence to find potential RLC canidates

No, those sort-of young-looking people in business casual suits walking around campus are not prospies. They actually have masters degrees and could be your quasi-parents next year—they are the newest RLC candidates. The yearly search for new Resident Life Coordinators (RLCs) has started and this year Student Affairs plans to hire three new coordinators as…