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Michael Brus qualifies for Olympic Trials

Michael Brus ’14 had a great performance at the NCAA Division III National Swimming and Diving Championship at the Indiana University Natatorium in Indianapolis, IN from March 21-24. He followed this up by qualifying for the United States Olympic trials on March 25 in the 200m backstroke at the same location. “I’m really happy with…

Kondabolu returns to kick off month-long lols

“Hari is the perfect comedian for the college crowd,” said Dane Haiken ‘12, one of the organizers of Comedic April. “He is hilarious as can be, but he’s also very thoughtful. He engages with very important issues like race and class and privilege.” Hari Kondabolu’s performance tonight will kick off Comedic April, a series of…

Baseball eyes first ever MWC crown

In their three seasons playing baseball at Grinnell, the Class of 2012 made three appearances in the Midwest Conference (MWC) Tournament, taking runner-up honors in 2010, but never winning a MWC championship. Head Coach Tim Hollibaugh has coached at Grinnell for eighteen years, but he has yet to win a MWC Championship. In fact, in…

Pangea sticks together, travels en masse

The women of 1005 East St. did not begin this year as a solidified friend group. Rather, Pangaea formed from a series of connections (a first-year roommate pairing, a shared tutorial class) to fill seven of their rather spacious house’s eight bedrooms during their senior year. “I knew since first year that you guys would…

What it is Ain’t exactly clear

A.J Morey, graduate of ’73, attended Grinnell in an era of activism and recently decided to bring back the dynamism of these days and collectively document the history of activism in Grinnell. She has teamed up with David Hechler, class of ’72, to install an exhibit in Burling entitled, “Activism at Grinnell,” which reflects on…

Young Men’s Tennis team starts strong

Fans of last year’s team might not easily recognize this year’s Grinnell men’s tennis team. Back are Head Coach Andy Hamilton ’85, now in his 17th season as head coach, Captain Michael Cole ’12 and third-years Ishan Bhadkamkar, Daniel Nellis and Colin Johnson. Beyond that, none of the remaining varsity players competed for the Pioneers…

The winds of change, finally

So the turbines cometh. To which I say: It’s about damn time. In the past decade, Iowa has become the national leader in wind energy development, surpassing California and second only to Texas in total MW installed wind capacity. Iowa ranks first in terms of percentage of total generation by wind, coming in at an…

Student Initiatives nearly fail from low turnout

Despite almost not getting enough votes, student initiatives elections reached the 50 percent voter turnout needed for the election to be legitimate and the Stifund committee began their work on putting the initiatives into action this week.  Among the passing resolutions are two amendments to the SGA Constitution, a plan for more student feedback for…

Trustees Approve Turbines

The Grinnell Board of Trustees voted to fund the wind turbine initiative to the tune of $13 million last Friday.  The decision was largely expected but is the result of over 15 years of discussion. Begun in 1996, the proposal moved through several revisions and both students and faculty researched it before Trustees voted on…