Daily Archives: September 25, 2015

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Keane discusses 50 years of racism

MICHAEL CUMMINGS  cummings@grinnell.edu Students interested in human rights were given a special treat Monday evening, as the Rosenfield Program, through a partnership with the University of Iowa Center for Human Rights, brought David Keane to campus. Dr. Keane is a Senior Lecturer in Law at Middlesex University, London and his research deals with caste-based discrimination…

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Changes come to the forum

      JACK O’MALLEY omalleyj17@grinnell.edu Grinnellians may have noticed some changes happening in the former Creative Computing Lab (CCL), located in the Forum. These changes include an almost complete redesign of the space along with a name change. The area now goes by the title Digital Liberal Arts Lab, or “D-Lab” for short. Much…

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Grinnell in the rankings

ZANE SILK  silkniha@grinnell.edu In the past few weeks, a number of rankings and ratings of the nation’s colleges have been released with varying results for Grinnell College. In the rankings of liberal arts colleges released by the U.S. News and World Report Grinnell (USNWR) held its place at number 19. Days later, on Sept. 12,…

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Clery warning issued

TERESA FLEMING, News Editor flemingt17@grinnell.edu Last Saturday, Sept. 19, Grinnell students, faculty and staff received an e-mail from the Office of Campus Safety and Security notifying them that a sexual assault had been reported on campus. The event marked the first time in at least four years that a Timely Notice has been issued in…

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Amar discusses constitutional law

  EMMA FRIEDLANDER friedlan@grinnell.edu Last Wednesday, Sept. 23, the Rosenfield Program held a rousing talk by legal scholar Akhil Reed Amar as part of its Constitution Day programming. Amar is the Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale University. He is the author of numerous books and articles on constitutional law, which have…

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Gerrard’s art examines pig farming

Vincent Benlloch benlloch@grinnell.edu Continuing Grinnell’s tradition of in-house artist residencies, U.K. sculptor John Gerrard graced our campus for the past week. In addition to offering up his time bar-side at Lonnski’s Pub and Deli earlier in the week, Gerrard’s 2008 piece, “Grow Finish Unit,” is prominently displayed in Faulconer Gallery’s latest modern exhibition. An interactive…

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OOFJ talks performance

Emma Roszkowski roszkows@grinnell.edu “It’s kind of hard for me, being very interactive with the crowd.” Though this statement could pose challenges for an upcoming artist, OOFJ has made their onstage shyness work for them. This past Saturday, Sept. 19, in Gardner Lounge, the Danish/South African duo of Jens Bjørnkjær and Katherine Mills Rymer performed a…

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Gallant performs in Gardner

Halley Freger fregerha17@grinnell.edu Gardner was filled with the sounds of innovative R&B when Sunni Colón and Gallant performed on Friday, Sept. 18. Sunni Colón started off the night with a set of his smooth, minimalist R&B. Although Colón’s sensual R&B is comparable to artists such as Frank Ocean, his humorous and charismatic performance style sets…

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Ambré Perkins to bring classic R&B sound

Luke Jarzyna jarzynal@grinnell.edu Two young voices in breaking R&B music will be visiting Grinnell this weekend. Ambré Perkins is a New Orleans native who released her debut EP last spring. Chicago’s Rayvn Lenae, who is likely Gardner Lounge’s youngest act in many years (at 16 years old), will open the show with a unique blend…

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Mykki Blanco returns to Grinnell

Halley Freger fregerha@grinnell.edu New York based rapper Mykki Blanco has been busy releasing new music and starting her own label since she last played Grinnell in the spring of 2013. On Thursday, Oct. 1 at 8:30 p.m, Mykki Blanco will return to Grinnell’s very own Gardner Lounge. Opening for Mykki Blanco is U.K.-based electronic musician, producer…