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Clery reports show decrease in reported crimes

By Ben Mikek mikekben@grinnell.edu   At the beginning of October, the Department of Campus Safety released the Grinnell College’s annual reports on crime and fire safety at the school. The reports help the College comply with a federal mandate to report crime statistics, the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics…

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Task Force discusses College-owned Poweshiek Petroleum Corporation

By Jackson Schulte schultej@grinnell.edu   As the College’s Fossil Fuel and Climate Impact Task Force and the Board of Trustees wrap up their meetings this week, participants acknowledged the College’s need to address its carbon footprint, the way the endowment supports the fossil fuel industry and the College’s rights to profitable oil extraction in Texas,…

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Grinnell Extreme Society

By Caleb Forbes forbesca@grinnell.edu Misha Gelnarova ’18 is an extreme person. A veteran of extreme sports, Gelnarova has been addicted to the extreme since her involvement in Fire Sport in the Czech Republic — a sport for volunteer firefighters, and according to Gelnarova, “if you mess up it can crack your skull and stuff.” In…

What to do this weekend in Grinnell

Attention all book worms! This weekend, the Friends of the Drake Community Library will be hosting a used book sale to raise funds to support the library. According to the announcement on the library’s website, the event will be taking place in the library’s Community Room on Saturday, Oct. 7 from 8 a.m. to 2…

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Education SEPC: “Here for students”

By Hallela Hinton-Williams hintonwi@grinnell.edu The Education Student Educational Policy Committee (SEPC) is here for the students. The members, Ashley Jackson ’18, Christian Clark ’18, Jherron Sutton ’18, Carrie Stallings ’19, Eden Gregory ’19, Rene Ayala ’19 and J’Remi Barnes ’19 have been a part of Grinnell’s education department community for years. Now, they can make…

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New director takes charge of Grin City

By Kelly Page pagekell@grinnell.edu The Grin City Collective is under new leadership. The new director, Nate Logsdon, took over for Molly Rideout ’10 on Sept. 17. Rideout transitioned to serve as a board member for the collective. Logsdon is not new to the Iowa arts scene. He has been involved primarily in the music scene…

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Students flock to 10/10 Harm Reduction Workshop

By Vera Kahn kahnvera@grinnell.edu This Saturday marks the second iteration of Fall Fest, the Department of Student Affairs’ response to 10/10,  a student tradition up until last year. Due to a variety of factors, including excessive drinking and Title IX complaints, the dorm-lounge-based party was shut down. However, the school can’t stop off-campus parties from…

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Canfield to leave mayor’s office after 18 years

By Seth Taylor taylorse@grinnell.edu Mayor Gordon Canfield’s office resides in the newly renovated Spaulding Building. His window looks out to downtown Grinnell, and the flags of Iowa and the United States sit next to each other against the back wall. His desk and walls are lined with gifts from grateful citizens, plaques of appreciation and…