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Women in computing ads vandalized

By Andrea Baumgartel baumgart1@grinnell.edu Elizabeth Zak ’18 is one of the co-leaders of the Women-in-Computing club (WIC). When she wanted to advertise a meeting, Zak did what one would normally do: she wrote “Women-in-Computing, Tuesday, 7 p.m., CS Commons” on a white board on the third floor of Noyce. The next day, the “Wo” in…

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Background Noyce: Professor Damian Kelty-Stephen

By Andrea Baumgartel baumgart1@grinnell.edu In “Background Noyce,” a staff writer investigates research, projects or otherwise interesting happenings in Noyce Science Center. This week, the S&B’s Andrea Baumgartel ’19 sat down with Professor Damian Kelty-Stephen, Psychology, to discuss motor coordination, nested systems and what humans have in common with honey bees. The one word that best…

United formed to connect activism groups

By Mineta Suzuki suzukimi17@grinnell.edu Words like “action” and “solidarity” are on the tip of the tongue of most Grinnell students. But a new student activist group, United, offers a fresh perspective on the ever-growing demand for social justice. “What makes us stand out is that we focus more on bridge building. We are trying to…

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Day in the Life: Nandita Banik

7:05 A.M. – Why did I think waking up early to study statistics would be a good idea? I should have done this last night. 7:30 A.M. – There are so many admitted students all over campus. They have no idea what they’re getting into. 9:32 A.M. – The statistics quiz wasn’t that bad. The…

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Grinnell College student parents share their stories

By Philip Kiely kielyphi@grinnell.edu Being a college student is a demanding job; classes, activities and work take up a lot of time for everyone. At Grinnell, several students balance these responsibilities with the incredible task of raising a family. There are millions of student parents in the United States, and though their challenges are not…

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Get to know your SEPCs: Computer Science

By Ridhika Agrawal agrawalr@grinnell.edu The SEPC for computer science consists of Ajuna Kyaruzi ’17, Michael Owusu ’17, Ying Long ’17, Aleksandar Hrusanov ’18, Lukas Resch ’19 and Maddie Kirwin ’19. The SEPC has many functions ranging from organizing events for students to serving as a medium of communication between the students and the professors. “Our…

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Day in the life: A.T. Tambay

7:12 a.m.—Wake up, groggy, immediately turn on music, shower if I haven’t the night before. 7:25 a.m.—Hop out of the shower, put on the outfit I have put out the night before. 7:30 a.m.—Dip to DHall for breakfast (coffee with almond milk, Plat if it’s good, otherwise, granola with yogurt.) 7:53 a.m.—Out to Professor Chan’s…

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Across the world to East Street

By Philip Kiely kielyphi@grinnell.edu Dhruv Bakshi ’17, who hails from Jakarta, Indonesia, came over 9,700 miles to get to Grinnell. Sam Burt ’17 traveled two blocks. Of everyone with publicly listed home addresses on the campus database, Burt came the shortest distance to what Google Maps defines as the center of campus and Bakshi came…

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Day in the Life: Aaron Weerasinghe

??:?? a.m. – Have you ever had a dream that you, um, you had, you, your, you could, you’ll do, you, you wants, you could, you, you’ll do could you, you want him, you want him to do you so much you could do anything? 9:45 a.m. – It’s time to face the day: equip…

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AAA plans heritage events

By Siyuan Du dusiyuan@grinnell.edu Grinnell’s Asian American Association (AAA) is planning the Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage month at the end of the semester. AAA Cabinet members Esther Hwang ’19, Jin Chang ’19 and Ruth Wu ’17 are excited to host a series of events on campus to discuss intersectional identities and raise awareness…