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Autumn Wilke and Professor Eliza Willis awarded grant to improve campus accessibility

By Zoe Fruchter fruchter@grinnell.edu The Center for Teaching, Learning and Assessment has awarded Assistant Dean for Disability Resources Autumn Wilke and Professor Eliza Willis, political science, funding for a project called Innovation Inspires Inclusion. The project explores accessibility on campus through the lived experiences of student leaders. The grant provides training for six student leaders,…

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ITS observes “Cyber Security Week,” brings activities to campus

By Ben Mikek mikekben@grinnell.edu   October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, and Grinnell’s Information Technology Services (ITS) is hard at work to spread awareness about and improve cyber security on campus. Information Technology Security Awareness Specialist Linda Ludwig said she has been making an effort to spread the word about cyber security during October….

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Witness for Peace addresses feminist resistance in Colombia

By Chloe Wray wraychlo@grinnell.edu   At noon on Oct. 23, students and staff crowded into ARH 120 to hear Carol Rojas’ talk “Feminist Resistance in Colombia.”  A member of the grassroots Colombian organization “Red Feminista Antimilitarista,” Rojas was accompanied to campus by Liz Moldan, director of Witness for Peace Midwest, and a translator from Witness…

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Clery reports show decrease in reported crimes

By Ben Mikek mikekben@grinnell.edu   At the beginning of October, the Department of Campus Safety released the Grinnell College’s annual reports on crime and fire safety at the school. The reports help the College comply with a federal mandate to report crime statistics, the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics…

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Task Force discusses College-owned Poweshiek Petroleum Corporation

By Jackson Schulte schultej@grinnell.edu   As the College’s Fossil Fuel and Climate Impact Task Force and the Board of Trustees wrap up their meetings this week, participants acknowledged the College’s need to address its carbon footprint, the way the endowment supports the fossil fuel industry and the College’s rights to profitable oil extraction in Texas,…

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Community questions College’s relationship with NRA president

By Alice Herman and Candace Mettle hermanal17@grinnell.edu, mettleca@grinnell.edu In the wake of the most deadly mass-shooting in U.S. history, community members of both the City of Grinnell and the College mourned the deaths of 59 concertgoers in Las Vegas, Nevada. Concerned residents representing the College and the City have encouraged a frank community discussion on…

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Grinnell Extreme Society

By Caleb Forbes forbesca@grinnell.edu Misha Gelnarova ’18 is an extreme person. A veteran of extreme sports, Gelnarova has been addicted to the extreme since her involvement in Fire Sport in the Czech Republic — a sport for volunteer firefighters, and according to Gelnarova, “if you mess up it can crack your skull and stuff.” In…