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Community braves the weather to fight cancer

While many Grinnell College students were pampering for Waltz last Saturday, around 300 members of the Grinnell town and campus community braved the winds for a walk at Ahrens Park. The walkers were participants in the 12th annual Poweshiek County Relay for Life, a team-based walking marathon in which one member of each team must…

President Osgood addresses his changes to academics

During President Russell K. Osgood’s 12-year tenure at Grinnell College, major additions and improvements have been made towards academics. “I think we’ve had a strong academic program when I came,” Osgood said. “One thing a president can do is screw things up, and I think we have not done that. I think we’ve enhanced what…

Jacks rehired

To many students, Marlene Jacks, who formerly worked in the Office of Admissions, was both a high school recruiter and an unofficial full-time mentor at the College. When Jacks was fired from her position at the Office of Admissions late this January, many students were left wondering who would fill her supportive role. In the…

Forum discusses harassment

In order to broaden the discussion of sexual harassment at Grinnell, an independent group of students held a sexual assault and harassment forum in JRC 101 on Tuesday, May 4 at 7:30 p.m. Miriam Barcus ’12 and Ellen Saliares ’11, both of whom attended AJust training over spring break, organized the forum. When asked if…

After months, three new RLCs hired

After a three-month process, three candidates have been selected to fill the Resident Life Coordinator (RLC) positions left vacant in CLanGRala (Clark, Langan, Gates and Rawson), CaNaDa (Cowles, Norris and Dibble) and JaMaLand (James, Main and Cleveland). Arrion Dennis, Becca Don and Darren Gallant were selected based upon personal merits and experiences that faculty, staff…

Mural to unify College and town of Grinnell

For the past couple of weeks, members from the Student Organization of Latinas/Latinos (SOL) could be spotted painting a large mural on a wall downtown. Leader of the mural project, Lizeth Gutierrez ’12, got the idea for the project approximately a year ago. “We wanted to express a sense of diversity—not just within the college,…

Chalk artists inspire on Mount Vernon

Professional artists and townsfolk alike came together this weekend to share in the wonder known as Chalk the Walk—an annual celebration in which a street in Mount Vernon, IA is partitioned off for people to chalk images of their choosing. According to Mount Vernon’s website, the festival has its origins in a 16th Century Italian…

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…