Daily Archives: April 20, 2017

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Elephant’s Graveyard promises poignant performance

By Teresa Fleming flemingt17@grinnell.edu In 1916, the citizens of the small town of Erwin, Tennessee hung a circus elephant from an industrial crane until it was dead. This weekend’s production of “Elephant’s Graveyard” adapts this true story, situating it at the nexus of social, political and technological shifts that came together in an act of…

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Kendrick Lamar releases fourth studio album, DAMN.

By Halley Freger fregerha17@grinnell.edu Last Friday, Kendrick Lamar released his fourth studio album “DAMN.” to overwhelmingly positive critical acclaim. Lamar began making music as a teenager under the name K-Dot, exemplifying the beauty of the internet rap era where people independently release music and build communities around it online. Since then, he’s grown into a…

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Tit Head film festival sparks debate about objectification

Candace Mettle mettleca@grinnell.edu Each Spring, students gather in the Harris Center for Grinnell’s own student film festival, Titular Head. And while the event has been a time-honored tradition, this year, several students are starting to question the festival’s ethics. As the April 29 date of the event draws near, Halley Freger ’17 and Hanky Song…

Emergency Fund to aid students in times of need

By Saiham Sharif  sharifsa@grinnell.edu The Emergency Fund, headed by Student Affairs with the guidance of the Office of Financial Aid, will provide students with last resort financial assistance. One of the main goals of the fund is to help in preventing students from unexpectedly leaving the College for financial reasons. The fund has been built…

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Yesenia Ayala ’18 awarded Truman Scholarship for graduate study

Kate Irwin irwinkat@grinnell.edu Yesenia Ayala ’18 has been awarded The Harry S. Truman Scholarship, which is among the most prestigious and rigorous scholarships in the nation. This year, 62 students were chosen to receive $30,000 for their graduate education. According to Ayala, receiving this scholarship is an honor, partially due to the rigor involved with…

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Community Advisors claim poor hiring practices for student staff

By Zane Silk silkzane@grinnell.edu For a number of Residence Life’s student staff, the office’s process of selection for next year’s student positions in late February was a reason to voice growing concerns with the department’s actions and policies. While there has been dissatisfaction on a number of issues, it was frustration with the hiring process…

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Student Research Symposium

  Abraham Mhaidli ‘17 “Energy Profiling with Alpaca” Global warming is the biggest threat to humanity. We wanted to stop global warming with comp science, so we thought, let’s build energy efficient technology. Right now, that’s based on hardware—better lighting, better wires, etc. We were like OK that’s boring, let’s look at software, how to…

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Background Noyce: Professor Charlotte Christensen

By Andrea BaUmgartel baumgart1@grinnell.edu Professor Charlotte Christensen, physics, researches the universe. Literally. “Broadly, I am interested in how galaxies evolve,” she said. Professor Christensen just recently received a grant from the College which will allow her to spend all of next year doing full-time research on the evolution of galaxies—investigating how they end up having…