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The Old Glove Factory: A History

By Candace Mettle mettleca@grinnell.edu All of the College’s financial administrative duties happen at the Old Glove Factory, one of Grinnell’s most historic buildings — and arguably the most beautiful, with its high skylight and winding staircase — located on 733 South Broad St. However, before the College bought it in the late 1990s, the Old…

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Arabic Department plans course expansion

By Ahon Gooptu gooptuah@grinnell.edu Arabic seems to be gaining momentum at Grinnell College, both musically, with the Al-Bustan Takht Ensemble performing with the Grinnell Singers this Sunday, and also academically. Currently, Arabic study exists under the French and Arabic department of the College and offers two five-credit introductory courses (Beginning Arabic I and II) and…

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Faculty fam

  By Michael Sundby sundbymi@grinnell.edu For many of us here at Grinnell, going home is a trek. It may involve travelling several hours in a packed car with a dresser in your lap. It may involve long delays at the Des Moines airport, courtesy of our Iowan climate. For some students, though, home is just…

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Tutorial 101: the process behind Grinnell’s universal course

By Lauren Miller millerla@grinnell.edu From “Are We Too Clean?” to “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club,” there was something for everyone in this past semester’s tutorials. Tutorials are a staple of the Grinnell College experience, as every first year first semester student is required to choose from an array of special topics. Now that this year’s…

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Day in the Life (in Budapest): Addi Gould ’19

7:06 a.m.—Wake up and eat overnight oats. Contemplate why sinks are so small here. 8 a.m.—Step out of apartment building, walking carefully because on side streets people will often let their dog sh*t and not clean it up. 8:05 a.m.—Start 45-minute commute to class via tram. King Krule in my ears for the ride because…

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On the meme scene: Grinnell’s underground meme culture

By Lily Seibert seibertl@grinnell.edu   In the last several years, Grinnell has seen a growing community of social media parody accounts addressing various aspects of the College. This began in 2014, with a satirical version of College President Raynard Kington on Twitter. Numerous other accounts have cropped up on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram since then,…

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Q&A: And now, a word from our Senators

On Saturday, Feb. 3, the Student Government Association released the results of the spring 2018 Senator elections. The S&B’s Maxwell Fenton interviewed a senator from every cluster asking about their goals, both cluster-specific and broader, for the semester, as well as what motivated their campaign in the first place. The S&B: What motivated you to…

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Harvesting History: identity in the digital era

By Chloe Wray wraychlo@grinnell.edu On Friday, Feb. 2, Rebecca Wingo, a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Digital Liberal Arts at Macalester College, hosted a talk entitled “Harvesting History,” along with a complimentary workshop the next day. In the 1960s, the Minneapolis Department of Transportation built I-94, the highway connecting downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul. It bisected…