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2017 tuition increase exceeds inflation: How need-blind admissions and increasing tuition coexist

By Alice Herman hermanal17@grinnell.edu As tuition prices soar nationally and college students anticipate an increasing burden of post-grad debt, Grinnell College remains one of a few institutions retaining the policy of need-blind admissions and meeting 100 percent of demonstrated need for admitted students. The College, however, has increased tuition dramatically over the past five years,…

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Trustees return to campus for final climate impact talks

Chloe Wray wraychlo@grinnell.edu On Monday, Nov. 6 and Tuesday, Nov. 7, the Fossil Fuels and Climate Impact Task Force held the last of three rounds of community dialogues on divestment and carbon footprint reduction that have occurred this semester. The goals of this week’s campus wide dialogue series were “open, transparent and participatory,” as described…

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Slaying the first ever Halloween Harris costume contest

This past Saturday, the Student Government Association (SGA) hosted the first-ever costume contest at Halloween Harris. The contest, one of SGA’s initiatives to bring students together, was a big success. The S&B’s Quan Minh Tran spoke with winners of the contest, Mary DaVega ’21, Pratik Karki ’20, Reed Winter ’21, James Msekela ’20, Ben Lim…

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Experimental College: from personal finance to songwriting

By Kelly Page pagekell@grinnell.edu There’s only one place at Grinnell College where one can take classes about how to brew beer, freestyle, write songs or be wealthy: the Experimental College, commonly referred to as ExCo. Students and community members can sign up for five-week courses taught by Grinnell students about anything they think is interesting….

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Messy college students in a messy college house

By Amanda Weber weberama@grinnell.edu Many Grinnell partygoers are likely familiar with the interior of 1014 High Street. However, for the house’s residents, Yufei Wang, Christine Rains, Josephine Sloyan, Clara Trippe and Olivia Schouboe, all ’18, familiarity has become an understatement. “It was funny moving in because I was like, ‘Oh yeah, I’ve been to parties…

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Grinnell alum gives back through short course

By Julia Echikson echikson@grinnell.edu Wilson Scholar Sanjay Khanna ’85 is currently teaching a short course on entrepreneurship called “Real Life Entrepreneurship.” The three-week class will end on Nov. 9. The class aims to teach students how to be entrepreneurs in the real world. In an email to The S&B, Khanna wrote that he wants to…

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Day in the life of a student abroad in France: Danica Bojovic

7:15—First alarm goes off. Continue to sleep. 7:30—Second alarm goes off. Take my phone and scroll through Instagram and all the messages that happened after 11 p.m. last night, when I was officially asleep. 8:00—Enough of social media poisoning. Thinking about coffee makes me get out of the bed. 8:05—Make coffee, feeling satisfied. 8:10—Search for…

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A serious conversation about Tourism

Fall break concluded a week ago, and many of us took off our Grinnell student hats in order to don a different hat — the cap of a tourist. Curious about digging underneath the fun surface of tourism to see what political implications lie below, The S&B’s Caryn McKechnie sat down with Professor Kesho Scott,…

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Intersection between mental health and employment sparks discussions on protections for College members

Ben Mikek mikekben@grinnell.edu Financial aid packages for hundreds of students at Grinnell include on-campus jobs. This places work-study at the center of debates over inclusivity, particularly for students with mental illnesses who may face additional challenges in the workplace. For some on campus, the threat of negative consequences at work can be a serious stressor. …