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Fighting overpopulation with reproductive rights

By Carter Howe  howethom@grinnell.edu Population expert John Seager delivered a talk on Monday about the importance of access to family planning in the fight against overpopulation and the challenges presently facing family planning efforts. Seager is the founder of Population Connection, a “national grassroots population organization” that seeks to educate the public about the threat…

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Gina Clayton awarded the Grinnell Prize

By Alice Herman hermanal17@grinnell.edu This week, the College awarded Gina Clayton, founder of Essie Justice Group and longtime civil and human rights activist, the $100,000 Grinnell College Young Innovator for Social Justice Prize (Grinnell Prize). The Prize honors “social innovators” who approach issues of social justice from angles that have been less explored by well-funded…

Emergency Fund to aid students in times of need

By Saiham Sharif  sharifsa@grinnell.edu The Emergency Fund, headed by Student Affairs with the guidance of the Office of Financial Aid, will provide students with last resort financial assistance. One of the main goals of the fund is to help in preventing students from unexpectedly leaving the College for financial reasons. The fund has been built…

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Yesenia Ayala ’18 awarded Truman Scholarship for graduate study

Kate Irwin irwinkat@grinnell.edu Yesenia Ayala ’18 has been awarded The Harry S. Truman Scholarship, which is among the most prestigious and rigorous scholarships in the nation. This year, 62 students were chosen to receive $30,000 for their graduate education. According to Ayala, receiving this scholarship is an honor, partially due to the rigor involved with…

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Community Advisors claim poor hiring practices for student staff

By Zane Silk silkzane@grinnell.edu For a number of Residence Life’s student staff, the office’s process of selection for next year’s student positions in late February was a reason to voice growing concerns with the department’s actions and policies. While there has been dissatisfaction on a number of issues, it was frustration with the hiring process…

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Student Research Symposium

  Abraham Mhaidli ‘17 “Energy Profiling with Alpaca” Global warming is the biggest threat to humanity. We wanted to stop global warming with comp science, so we thought, let’s build energy efficient technology. Right now, that’s based on hardware—better lighting, better wires, etc. We were like OK that’s boring, let’s look at software, how to…