Daily Archives: November 3, 2017

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The S&B examines College partnership with Iowa Prison Industries

By Candace Mettle and Michael Cummings mettleca@grinnell.edu, cummings@grinnell.edu For approximately 25 years, Iowa Prisons Industries (IPI) — a non-profit extension of the Iowa Department of Corrections — has provided dorm furniture and renovations for Grinnell College. The College’s relationship with IPI concerns many students who believe a progressive college should not employ prison labor in…

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World Community Day service to be held Friday

By Caleb Forbes forbesca@grinnell.edu   A service for World Community Day will take place on Friday, Nov. 3 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, which is located at 1224 East St. The theme of the service is “Making a Difference in a Bewildering World,” and will address concerns about feeling powerless in a world without peace. …

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True Grinnellian: Janet Carl

By Mayo Sueta suetamay@grinnell.edu Not many people can say that they’ve had five different careers and loved them all. However, Janet Carl, the current director of the Grinnell College writing lab, certainly can. Carl came to Grinnell College in 1977 as an associate dean of students. After three years, she left her job at the…

New pastor joins Immanuel Lutheran Church

By Carter Howe howethom@grinnell.edu The Rev. Dr. Joel Koepp has been settling into his new job as pastor of Immanuel Lutheran Church here in Grinnell, a job he began in late August. A Minnesota native, Koepp arrived in Grinnell after serving seven years as pastor in Wood Lake, Minn. Being a pastor was something Koepp…

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S&B writer embarks on historical tour of downtown Grinnell

By Chloe Wray wraychlo@grinnell.edu The S&B’s Chloe Wray took a stroll along the Chamber of Commerce’s Historical Grinnell Walking Tour. With fresh eyes, she saw downtown in a brand new context. When I came to Grinnell last spring, visiting for an admitted students weekend, I strayed from the scheduled events to walk downtown and see…

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McMahon explores feathers in Hispanic art

By Hallela Hinton-Williams hintonwi@grinnell.edu Surrounded by the art of a different continent, Brendon McMahon’s interest in the use of feathers in the artwork of the modern Hispanic world has stark contrasts with the paintings originating from India in Faulconer’s current exhibition. However, there are similarities in the global and cultural significance, and in underlying allusions…

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Grinnell Artists: Victoria Park ’21

By Lily Bohlke bohlkeli@grinnell.edu Bassist Victoria Park ’21 has played at Lollapalooza in Chicago, the Red Rocks Amphitheater in the Colorado desert, the Hard Rock Café in Times Square and in a Grammy-winning sound engineer’s studio. “I started playing piano when I was four years old. I grew up in a very musical family,” Park…