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Water Panel to discuss the quality of Iowan water

By Kelly Page pagekell@grinnell.edu   This Sunday, Feb. 25 at 2 p.m., Bucksbaum 152 will host a panel discussion entitled “Where Does Our Water Come From & Where Does It Go? A Look at Water in Grinnell and Poweshiek County.” Coming shortly after the passage of a $282 million water quality bill in the Iowa…

Urban Education Symposium addresses impacts of inequality

By Zoe Fruchter fruchter@grinnell.edu Although the urban education systems of cities may seem far removed from rural Grinnell, last Thursday, Feb. 22, the Urban Education symposium covered just that. In reality, though, urban education is not as far removed from the Iowa corn fields as one might think.  “It’s important to know that education was…

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College faces ongoing health services challenges

By Kate Irwin irwinkat@grinnell.edu   This past Tuesday, Feb. 20, Grinnell College held its 10th Annual Student Wellness fair. The fair provides an opportunity for campus resources, such as departments, offices and student groups, to publicize what they have to offer the student body. These resources for wellness range from academic advising, to physical and…

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Jasmeen Patheja and Action Heroes confront gender-based violence

By Lauren Miller millerma@grinnell.edu   Jasmeen Patheja is the founder and facilitator of Blank Noise, a community of activists, termed “Action Heroes,” who are fighting to make collective change against gender-based and sexual violence in India and around the world, according to the Blank Noise site. Patheja visited campus this past week to talk about…

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SGA Executive Elections heat up

By Max Fenton fentonma@grinnell.edu   Student Government Association (SGA) elections are imminent. The student body will be able to vote for candidates for SGA executive positions on online polls that will open at 8 a.m. today, Feb. 23 and close at 8 a.m. tomorrow, on Feb. 24. There are six candidates in total, all members…

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D-Hall searches for new director of dining services

larsoncl@grinnell.edu Clara Larson   Since Dick Williams retired from his position as director of Dining Services at Grinnell College in the beginning of the 2017-18 academic year, the College has searched for a new dining director. According to Quinn Ercolani ’20, a student member of the Dining Committee that has participated in the search, executive…

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Student Initiatives pass with flying colors

All 14 proposed student initiatives for the Spring 2018 semester passed, garnering at least 66.67 percent of the vote, according to an e-mail from Student Government Association (SGA). On Feb. 5. 853 students in total voted, surpassing the required 50 percent participation threshold for initiatives to pass. Student initiatives carry a special significance for the…

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Trustees, administration revisit need-blind admissions

At a recent meeting, the Board of Trustees and the admissions office of the College discussed potential changes to the need-blind admissions policy. The College has previously considered such changes, as reported by The S&B in 2012, and chosen not to eliminate the policy (see http://www.thesandb.com/news/need-blind-likely-to-be-spared-as-college-plots-financial-future.html). At the time, College President Raynard Kington assured the…