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Bad Feminists/Bad Critics seminar to present debate on censorship of pornography from the perspective of the 1980 Sex Wars

By Lily Bohlke bohlkeli@grinnell.edu The sex wars of the 1980s were characterized by debates about the censorship of pornography as well as sex, sexuality and sexual practice. Today at 4 p.m., the two sections of the Gender, Women’s and Sexuality Studies (GWSS) senior capstone seminar “Bad Feminists/Bad Critics”  will be arguing against each other, each…

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Advocates host sexual assault awareness week

By Louise Carhart carhartl17@grinnell.edu This past week two student groups led Sexual Assault Awareness Week in an effort to raise awareness and start conversations on campus. Grinnell Advocates and the Student Athletes Leading Social Change (SALSC) hosted several events throughout the week, ending with an event tomorrow. Following the administration’s attempts at curbing sexual assault…

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Kevin Gannon speaks on race as a historical and social construct

By Michael Sundby  sundbymi@grinnell.edu Kevin Gannon, professor of history at Grand View University in Des Moines, spoke in Harris Cinema about the social and historical construction of race on Thursday, March 2. In addition to his teaching position, Gannon is director of The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, and he also travels around…

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SGA Executive Election Results

By Lily Bohlke bohlkeli@grinnell.edu Student Government Association (SGA) elections were held this week, and the student body elected Summer White ’18 as SGA president, Kahlil Epps ’18 as vice president of student affairs (VPSA) and Misha Gelnarova ’18 as vice president of academic affairs (VPAA). White has been a part of SGA since her first…

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Meet your SGA executive candidates

By Lily Bohlke bohlkeli@grinnell.edu Grinnell’s SGA executive candidates for the 2017-2018 school year are now campaigning for votes. The election will begin Monday, Feb. 27 at 8 a.m. and end on Wednesday, March 1 at 8 a.m.There is a single round of voting in which voters rank candidates, write-in and no confidence votes included. If…

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Gender-inclusive housing committee works to improve housing

By Keli Vitaioli vitaioli@grinnell.edu The Department of Residence Life and the Gender-Inclusive Housing Committee conducted a survey last week to gauge student opinions on gender-inclusive housing in residence halls. While certain halls have both gender specific and mixed gender floors, the availability of gender-inclusive housing on campus remains limited. The committee is using this survey to…

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This year’s student initiatives

By Kate Irwin irwinkat@grinnell.edu The Student Initiative Fund (STIFund) provides a way for students to use campus funds to reform or contribute to Grinnell’s campus. Initiatives from the past have come to be staples of the Grinnell community, including campus bikes, the swing set outside Younker and to-go boxes. This semester, Max Hill ’20, Emily Burgess…