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Student involved in train accident

According to Vice-President of Student Affairs Houston Dougharty, at 6:25 p.m. on Thursday, March 18, Darwin Manning ’13 was involved in an accident with a train on campus north of 6th avenue, in which he suffered a severe injury to his right leg. Manning was transported by ambulance to Grinnell Regional Medical Center, and soon…

Osgood pleased with results of campus plan

President Russell K. Osgood said he is pleased with the results of the campus plan conceived 12 years ago, a plan that called for a variety of aesthetic and institutional updates to the College. Among the changes were additional dormitories, a new campus center and improvements to the college’s athletic facilities. He is also optimistic…

Future cabinet reveals aspirations

Last week the Grinnell College student body elected next year’s Student Government Association executive cabinet members. Ben Offenberg ’11, Graciela Guzman ’11 and Liting Cong ’11 will respectively fill the positions of President, Vice President for Student Affairs (VPSA) and Vice President for Academic Affairs (VPAA) for the 2010-2011 academic year. The three newly elected…

Student printing charges

A tree needs to be cut down almost every day to accommodate student printing at Grinnell, based on a 2003 survey from the University of Colorado applied to Grinnell student body paper usage. Grinnell is trying to cut down student printing instead. To reduce excessive printing, Information Technology Services (ITS) is considering charging students for…

Bias-Motivated incidents reoccur

By Solomon Miller The largest sign outside the dining hall in the JRC reads, “We belong here.” Students wrote this message in response to a public attack on the Latino/a community at Grinnell. Campaign signs for Graciela Guzman ’11, a Latina candidate for SGA Vice President of Student Affairs (VPSA), were covered over by hate…

David Schmid outlines violent culture in U.S.

David Schmid is an Associate Professor of English at the University of Buffalo. Schmid has a Ph.D. from Stanford Univesrity, an M.A. from the University of Sussex and a B.A. from Oxford University. Originally from Exeter, Devon, U.K., he has been published heavily on the topic of violence including “Natural Born Celebrities: Serial Killers in…

Senator runs into housing troubles

By Max Calenberg After representing Jamaland for a semester, Chris Dorman ’12 came back from Winter Break to find himself without a roommate, and a few weeks later with his senatorship in jeopardy. Dorman moved to Cowles after Dorman learned over Winter Break his roommate would not be returning for the spring 2010 semester. “Housing talked…