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Mando Montaño Memorial Lecture brings Pulitzer-winning journalists

By Jon Sundby  sundbyjo17@grinnell.edu When Armando ‘Mando’ Montaño ‘12 first met Dale Maharidge, the two hit it off immediately. Maharidge was coming through to congratulate Montaño’s parents on their recent marriage, but instead of sitting around and talking with the adults, Maharidge and Montaño spent the day “goofing off.” By all accounts, however, this wasn’t…

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Sasha Kuzura ’17 and Ale Rodriguez Wheelock ’17 announced Watson Fellows

By Megan Tcheng  tchengme@grinnell.edu Two members of this year’s graduating class, Oleksandr “Sasha” Kuzura ’17 and Alejandra “Ale” Rodriguez Wheelock ’17, have been selected as recipients of the prestigious Thomas J. Watson Fellowship. As part of their award, Watson Fellows receive a 30,000 dollar to travel abroad and pursue an independently designed academic project. During…

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Stonewall Resource Center revamps SRC Coalition activist group

By Kate Irwin irwinkat@grinnell.edu The Stonewall Resource Center (SRC) provides numerous resources to Grinnell students such as a GWSS lending library, a library with queer literature, a clothing closet with free clothing for use by transgender students, a space for identity based support groups to meet and is also a place for students to just…

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Mohammed Khan speaks about being Muslim in America

By Jon Sundby sundbyjo17@grinnell.edu A recent spate of bias-related incidents, including the shooting of two Indian engineers in Kansas and a string of vandalism at Jewish cemeteries, have brought hate crimes back into the forefront of America’s consciousness. Especially for Muslims, who were a rhetorical target for President Trump during his campaign, the threat of…

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Campus council discusses protests

By Reed Essex essexree@grinnell.edu SGA representatives at Wednesday’s campus council meeting continued to discuss the student protests of a talk given by Ken  Adelman ’67 and the subsequent meetings of President Raynard Kington with the student protesters. SGA Senator Riley Murphy ’19 began the conversation by explaining each of the events related to Adelman’s visit….

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CRSSJ prayer spaces

By Zane Silk silkzane@grinnell.edu Since news broke on Feb. 16 that the new site for the Center for Religion, Spirituality and Social Justice (CRSSJ) would feature much less space for Muslim and Hindu students, there has been strong public pushback from the affected students and the College community. Behind the scenes, members of the administration…

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Technology and Human Rights Symposium features Opal Tometi

By Michael Cummings cummings@grinnell.edu While the benefits of recent technological advances are frequently touted in the media and in society, such tech also has its drawbacks. This week, the Rosenfield Program dug deep into both sides of this coin with a symposium on technology and human rights. A diverse array of speakers came to campus…

Bruce Blonigen on Gender and Trade Policy

By Siyuan Du dusiyuan@grinnell.edu Bruce Blonigen, Philip H. Knight Professor of Social Science at the University of Oregon, gave a talk entitled “Gender and Trade Policy” on Tuesday, Feb. 28. He discussed trade policies and the impact of gender on different views of trade policies, both among the general population and among legislators in the…

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Standing rock activists share stories

By Jon Sundby sundbyjo17@grinnell.edu For those of us on the outside looking in, the saga of Standing Rock seems to be nearing its end. On Feb. 23, the Oceti Sakowin Camp, the largest of the camps on the Standing Rock Lakota reservation, was destroyed by a militarized police force. The native activists purposefully burned down…