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Muslim Student Alliance presents: Islam Awareness Week

Hallela Hinton-Williams hintonwi@grinnell.edu Farah Omer ’19 and Mariyah Jahangiri ’20, co-presidents of the Muslim Student Alliance (MSA), are determined to share with and teach the Grinnell community about the Muslim experience. Faced with limited recognition and representation for Muslim students, the two have worked on a week of events to widen the perspective of the…

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Community Hour debates adoption of new Gift Acceptance Policy

By Kate Irwin irwinkat@grinnell.edu This past Tuesday, a Community Hour was held to discuss the current gift acceptance policy of the College and whether changes should be made to it. Those in attendance included current and former faculty members, individuals from the Office of Development and Alumni Relations, alumni and students. A group of concerned…

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Burling possibly next in line for architectural makeover

By Kate Perry perrykat@grinnell.edu With the new Humanities and Social Sciences Complex (HSSC) under construction, the attention of campus administrators is shifting towards “Phase Two” of the campus construction plan. This phase will include a renovation or possibly even demolition of Burling Library. The details of the plan are still uncertain, and the possibility of…

Tuition increases by second lowest percentage in five years

By Chloe Wray wraychlo@grinnell.edu On Jan. 10, a campus memo was sent out to Grinnell College students announcing the tuition and Comprehensive Fee Increase for the 2018-19 academic year. This notice sent by President Kington outlined a 3.31 percent increase in the total comprehensive fee, from $63,114 to $65,202. The comprehensive fee for each year…

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Martin Luther King Jr.’s 1967 speech to Grinnell remains relevant

By Caleb Forbes forbesca@grinnell.edu   JRC 101 was packed this past Tuesday, Jan. 23 as students, staff and community members listened to a recording of a speech given by Martin Luther King Jr. at the College 50 years ago, “Remaining Wake Through a Revolution.” Organized by Special Collections Librarian and Archivist Christopher Jones, Director of…

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Grinnell Singers learn with Kareem Roustom, the musican himself

By Kate Irwin irwinkat@grinnell.edu Kareem Roustom, the composer of one of the pieces the Grinnell Singers will perform this spring, visited the College this week. The piece they’re working on, “Embroidered Verses,” is comprised of four pieces of Andalusian poetry. The Pew Trust wanted a cross-cultural project that blended Western and Eastern music, and Roustom…

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Advocates: a confidential resource here to support

By Kate Irwin irwinkat@grinnell.edu Grinnell Advocates is a staff-supervised student organization that serves as support for individuals who have been victims of sexual assault, dating violence or sexual harassment. Additionally, the group raises awareness about sexual assault and dating violence on the College campus. The services of Grinnell Advocates are available to all students, such…

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Teach-in: come learn how you’re “raced”

By Caleb Forbes forbesca@grinnell.edu Activism requires two things, according to Professor Kesho Scott, sociology: first, being able to listen to someone and second, understanding where they are coming from. This will be the framework of Scott’s upcoming teach-in, in which both the student presenters and visitors will discuss race. The teach-in will take place in…