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Alumnus returns to speak on international nuclear threats

By Clara Larson larsoncl@grinnell.edu   Greg Thielmann ’72 spent 30 years in foreign service for both the Senate Intelligence Committee and the Arms Control Association, serving in Brazil, Germany and Russia. His career gave him decades worth of experience in understanding and analyzing nuclear arms issues from the perspective of multiple branches of the U.S….

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Poet Wilson Okello discusses introspection through prose

By Gabe Loewenson loewenso2@grinnell.edu Wilson Okello, doctoral fellow and instructor at Miami University in Ohio, came to Grinnell on Thursday, Sept. 28 to give a convocation lecture about how to affect change in society and how to live in the wake of crisis. Okello specializes in using poetry to “generate critical self-reflection, inspire confidence and…

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Grinnell’s Iron Woman

By Caleb Forbes forbesca@grinnell.edu This past Saturday, Grinnell graduate Ana Karin Kozjek ’17 swam 2.4 miles, biked 112 miles and ran a marathon back-to-back-to-back. This impresive feat marks the completion of her first ever Ironman. Relatively close to Kozjek’s home in neighboring Slovenia, the strenuous day-long triathlon took place in Italy for the first time….

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Cribs: The Tri-Delt Femmepire

By Chloe Wray wraychlo@grinnell.edu Many Pub Quiz-goers may know Anna Schierenbeck, Clare Nash and Hannah Boggess, all ’18, as members of “The Femmepire Strikes Back.” They infamously hold a two-year reigning champion title. They will be back running Pub Quiz the first Wednesday after fall break in Bob’s. In the meantime, they can be found…

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The new CRSSJ building debuts

By Kate Irwin irwinkat@grinnell.edu This past year, the Center for Religion, Spirituality and Social Justice (CRSSJ) was moved to a new location. The CRSSJ used to be housed on Park Street, but now it is located at 913 8th Ave. The new location of the CRSSJ is a result of construction for a new admissions…

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Campus tours show off the Jewel of the Prairie

By Chloe Wray wraychlo@grinnell.edu Each fall Grinnell College hosts two or three open houses for the Discover Grinnell Program. The program is geared toward high school seniors, and with each iteration of the event comes a more developed and enticing schedule to attract these students.    For the first time ever, there will be a…

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Constitution Day features debate over presidential pardons

By Ben Mikek mikekben@grinnell.edu On Sunday, Sept. 17, members of the Grinnell College community gathered to celebrate the 230th anniversary of the signing of the United States Constitution. Complete with mock champagne, a campus event that day featured a legal debate over a pressing question in contemporary politics: can the president pardon himself?    Professor…