Under Chess

Tuition increases 3%

Students received an email message regarding a three percent increase in the comprehensive fee for the next academic year from President Kington during Spring Break. President Kington’s email included an attached letter that was sent to parents to explain the increase. It also encouraged students to educate themselves on the issues surrounding “college affordability and…

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…