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Food House: Get the Good Grub with a Great Group

By Chloe Wray wraychlo@grinnell.edu Crossing the street from behind Cleveland Hall, I found Food House, located on East Street in front of the student garden, its porch full of residents, eager to greet their dinner guests. One of Grinnell’s three Project Houses, and home to twelve students, the house is an intentional community committed to…

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Day in the life abroad in Ghana: Noah Segal ’19

2:30 a.m.—”First Awakening” Wake up and check phone, engage in 15 minute conversation with someone back home (Midwest is 5 hours behind). Maybe pee? 2:45 a.m.—Back to sleep because this habit is unhealthy. 7:15 a.m.—”Second Awakening” Wake up, hit snooze, sleep again. 7:24 a.m.—”Third (and final) Awakening” Wake up, throw on clothes. 7:25 a.m.—Take antimalarial….

Meet the new professors on the block

By Saiham Sharif and Quan Minh Tran sharifsa@grinnell.edu & tranminh2@grinnell.edu Each year, Grinnell welcomes not only new students, but also new professors. This week, Saiham Sharif and Quan Minh Tran took the chance to ask the new professors on campus about their path to Grinnell, their experience here so far and their plans for this…

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Garden brings local vegetables to the Dining Hall

By Caleb Forbes forbesca@grinnell.edu The new Grinnell College Garden displays the efforts of countless volunteers in the form of giant, vibrant, leafy goodness. An extensive collection of individuals have contributed to a community effort to make sustainable gardening happen, and the fruits of their labor have been provided to the Dining Hall as well as…

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Our Urban Future Gives Grinnell College “Something to Talk About”

By Amanda Weber weberama@grinnell.edu This week, the College hosted the symposium “Our Urban Future.” Talks were free and open to the public and took place Sept. 5 through 7 in Grinnell’s Joe Rosenfield Center. The symposium, sponsored by the Rosenfield Program in Public Affairs, International Relations and Human Rights, was designed to inspire awareness and…

Activist summit inaugurates year for social justice

By Seth Taylor taylorse@grinnell.edu On Monday night, an activist summit hosted by Morgane Garnier ’19 and Evan Feldberg-Bannatyne ’20 brought together activists representing various interests, backgrounds and issues to form a coalition of Grinnell College students implementing change. It marked the year’s first meeting of Grinnell Student Resistance. Those in attendance heard from Austin Frerick…

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Gender, Women’s and Sexuality Studies professor Leah Allen gains tenure track position

By Clara Larson larsoncl@grinnell.edu Professor Leah Allen has been given a tenure track position within the Gender, Women’s and Sexuality Studies (GWSS) department. Often, students do not notice changes in faculty’s tenure status, and as Allen noted, “these distinctions are not obvious to students, but they’re pretty meaningful.” Before receiving this promotion, Professor Allen served…

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Student Union pushes for wage

By Julia Echikson echikson@grinnell.edu The Union of Grinnell Student Dining Workers (UGSDW) is fighting to increase the hourly wages of Dining Hall student workers to $9.25 from $9.60. “Wage increase should be tied to tuition increase,” said Sam Xu ’20, the Union’s treasurer. The Union wants wages to reflect the 3.9 percent tuition increase. “Work…

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Grinnell College responds to the termination of Obama-era DACA program

By Alice Herman ’17 hermanal@grinnell.edu   This Tuesday, the Trump Administration called to terminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, an immigration policy set in place by the Obama administration that protected young people who had entered the U.S. before the age of 16 from imminent deportation. Trump Administration officials said that the…

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SGA pushes for College’s values

By Clara Larson larsoncl@grinnell.edu This semester, Student Goverment Association (SGA) has one primary goal — to foster Grinnell College’s core values. These values include social justice, respect, academics, equity and belonging.  “We all came here for something, and we just want to make sure that something is still here,” said SGA Vice President of Student…