Campus 411


HvZ lands student in hospital

Humans v. Zombies, a Simpson College extra-curricular activity, reached a new level of intensity on April 14.  

Junior Greg Rhoulhac said he was attempting to escape a group of 10 to 20 zombies that were waiting outside the Smith Chapel after Wednesday night Campus Worship last week.  In order to elude the zombies, Rhoulhac led them back and forth between the music building and the chapel.   

When he tried to escape through the doors located in the chapel office, the majority of the zombies were outside of the office.  Instead, he tried to go outside of the front chapel doors where he crashed through the glass door and landed on the stone entrance.   

Members of RLC and students participating in HvZ came to Rhoulhac’s aid and immediately called 911.  Police and an ambulance arrived and took him to Mercy Hospital where he underwent a CAT scan and X-rays.   

Rhoulhac ended up receiving a concussion and multiple lacerations on his arms and back from his fall, but was released around 3:30 a.m. and came back to campus. 

According to senior Rachel Gull, Rhoulhac was awarded the first purple brain, which is similar to the Purple Heart, for his dedication to the game. 

“When Greg came to, the first thing out of his mouth was ‘Did they tag me?'” Gull said. “That really showed his dedication to the game.” 

Next year, Gull hopes to establish clearer safe zones outside of all campus buildings.Rhoulhac also commented on the incident and believes that students need to be more cautious. 

“I think Jim Thorius’s e-mail explained the issue pretty well,” Rhoulhac said. “Also, limiting the number of people that participate might help something like this happening again.”HvZ will be meeting Thursday at 1 p.m. in Mary Berry to discuss rule changes and seek feedback about the game.

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GOP hopeful, Branstad, on campus

During his time as governor, Terry Branstad was known for his pledge to visit every one of Iowa’s 99 counties each year he was in office.  

Now the Republican is running for governor again, and he’s up’d the statewide tour to include every county and every college and university. That brought him to Simpson on Friday during his visit to Warren County – the 71st county on the tour.  

Branstad met with President John Byrd, several administrators and Simpsonian editors in the Matthew Simpson Room.  

He discussed his goal of making Iowa a higher-education destination for students from across the country. Branstad also expressed his dedication to the Iowa Tuition Grant, calling the program the “best investment made in higher education.”

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Laptop stolen from music building

A laptop computer was stolen from the Amy Robertson Music Center on Monday, April 12, according to a report in the Simpson campus crime log.

The report was filed at 7:30 p.m. the same evening. It stated that an Acer laptop computer was in a backpack under the stairs in the ARMC when it was taken. An IPD report was filed.

                                                                                                – Emily Schettler, Editor in Chief