Daily Archives: November 9, 2017

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Divest Day of Action creates art as resistance

By Amanda Weber weberama@grinnell.edu Grinnell Student Resistance held a Divest Day of Action on Monday, Nov. 6, which inspired conversation about the controversial issue of divestment on campus through a variety of venues — from rallies to talks in the D-Hall to, quite notably, art. Divest Art took place in the Spencer Grill, and transformed…

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Infinite Coincidence continuously collects laughs through long-form improv

By Saiham Sharif sharifsa@grinnell.edu Few people at Grinnell College perform oddball characters and hilarious, unexpected moments better than Infinite Coincidence, a long-form improvisation group that crafts approximately 45 minute scenes in real time. Infinite Coincidence is a five member group this semester. They practice twice a week and recently finished the first of their three…

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Students hold divest action

Kelly Page pagekell@grinnell.edu   As the Board of Trustees held their third round of discussions on the possibility of Grinnell College divesting from fossil fuels on Monday, Nov. 6, student activist coalition Grinnell Student Resistance held a coinciding day of action.  Leading up to the Grinnell Student Resistance programming on Monday, the student activists undertook…

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DACA talk explores immigration policy

Amanda Weber weberama@grinnell.edu On Monday, Nov. 6, Grinnell College hosted a panel called “Policy in Practice: Supporting Undocumented and DACAmented students.” The talk was the most recent development in Grinnell’s commitment to community members affected by the termination of DACA. The talk, sponsored by the Office of International Student Affairs, American Studies and the Rosenfield…

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Grinnell Artists: Marco Saffold ’20

By Chloe Wray wraychlo@grinnell.edu   Holding a piece of chalk, Marco Saffold ’20 sat facing me as he sketched repetitions on the table next to him. He apologized for being fidgety. His energy, a curiosity to create, was unbridled. His uninhibited energy transfers to his art, which prefers to remain unrestricted. “I try not to…

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2017 tuition increase exceeds inflation: How need-blind admissions and increasing tuition coexist

By Alice Herman hermanal17@grinnell.edu As tuition prices soar nationally and college students anticipate an increasing burden of post-grad debt, Grinnell College remains one of a few institutions retaining the policy of need-blind admissions and meeting 100 percent of demonstrated need for admitted students. The College, however, has increased tuition dramatically over the past five years,…

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Trustees return to campus for final climate impact talks

Chloe Wray wraychlo@grinnell.edu On Monday, Nov. 6 and Tuesday, Nov. 7, the Fossil Fuels and Climate Impact Task Force held the last of three rounds of community dialogues on divestment and carbon footprint reduction that have occurred this semester. The goals of this week’s campus wide dialogue series were “open, transparent and participatory,” as described…