UGSDW negotiates 2.7 percent pay raise

By Ben Mikek mikekben@grinnell.edu   After an extended labor dispute, the Union of Grinnell Student Dining Workers (UGSDW) has signed on to a new contract that raises the hourly wage for dining services employees to $9.50 per hour. The negotiations have gone on for several months.    “The College initially thought that no raise was…

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Climate Council hears from both sides of the argument

By Kate Irwin irwinkat@grinnell.edu   Last spring, the student group Divest Grinnell demanded that Grinnell College take further action to lower the institution’s climate impact. In response, the Grinnell administration has formed the Fossil Fuels and Climate Impact Task Force, which recommends actions to the board of trustees. The task force is comprised of three…

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Smith Gallery displays Grinnellian collaboration

Hallela Hinton-Williams hintonwi@grinnell.edu For the past two weeks, Grinnell’s Smith Gallery has been displaying the art of Joe Lacina. With four pieces guiding the exhibit and providing a preview into his work, Lacina entertains many aesthetics through his art.  “I’ve been toying with sports art — art that uses imagery from sports and pop culture…

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Spotlight on Burling basement’s art spaces

Amanda Weber weberama@grinnell.edu Across campus, artistic works can be found in study areas, lounges and bathrooms — pieces sketched out over months or spur of the moment doodles in Sharpie. Each work is unique, and so is each arrangement, yet there are few exhibitions so eclectic as the pieces in the basement of the Burling…

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Get to know what intramural sports are offered this fall

By Quan Tran tranminh2@grinnell.edu As varsity sports come into full swing, students who admire sports from the stands often forget a fun way they can get involved in athletics: intramurals. This school year’s intramural sports offerings are a fun collection of games for people with any level of athletic skill. “For students who enjoys sports…

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Professor Lee Running awarded Iowa Arts Council Fellowship

Candace Mettle mettleca@grinnell.edu Professor Lee Emma Running, studio art, has received a 10,000  dollar grant from the Iowa Arts Council for her artistry with deer bones. Running began her art career as a hand papermaker, but after an apprenticeship with famed artist Tim Barrett at the University of Iowa, Running began to recognize the historical…

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Mohja Kahf discusses writing on crisis

Professor of comparative literature and Middle Eastern studies at the University of Arkansas and award-winning author Mohja Kahf came to Grinnell to discuss belonging. Kahf sat down with The S&B’s Kelly Page to talk about writing as both an emotional and political responsibility. The S&B: I noticed that in your work you show some problematic…