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Grinnell Prize winners announced Organizations receive awards for service

President Raynard Kington awarded the Grinnell Prize to Diana Jue Rajasingh and Jackie Stenson. Rajasingh and Stenson won the Grinnell Prize for their work in co-founding Essmart, an organization which helps small, remote villages in developing countries gain access to life-improving technologies such as solar powered flashlights and improved cookstoves. The Grinnell Prize was also…

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BCC discusses black experience at Grinnell

The Black Cultural Center (BCC) held a discussion called “POC at a PWI” on Thursday. The discussion was led by Laika Lewis ’17 and Jordan Brooks, Assistant Director of Intercultural Affairs. It aimed to offer a space for people of color at Grinnell to talk about what it’s like to be enrolled in a predominantly…

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Harrison, Trish hold voter registration marathon

By Candace Mettle mettleca@grinnell.edu Professor David Harrison, French, and Professor Barb Trish, Political Science, registered dozens of Grinnell students to vote at a non-partisan voter registration drive yesterday in the JRC. The duo hoped the drive would incentivize students to register early before Election Day, as well as check their registration status. “A couple of…

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John Evans on what it means to be human

Everyone reading this article is (probably) a human. But what exactly does that mean? On Thursday, sociologist John Evans gave a talk on campus on what it means to be human. This week, the S&B’s Cassidy Hilburn talked with Evans about his research. The S&B: How would you describe your presentation? What is your visit…

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Natalie Rothman: historic diplomacy and a same-sex love affair

Natalie Rothman, associate professor of history at the University of Toronto, visited Grinnell last Monday night to share the story of a torrid love affair in early modern Istanbul. Rothman’s presentation analyzed a same-sex relationship between a dragoman, or Ottoman translator-diplomat, and Venetian barber in the sixteenth century Venetian embassy. By means of this microhistory,…

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ACE reconsiders Harris parties

By Philip Kiely kielyphi@grinnell.edu Every weekend, hundreds of students gather for a party in Harris or Gardner sponsored by the Student Government Association (SGA), All Campus Events Committee (ACE) or hosted by a student group. Although certain weekends are typically reserved for Harris parties, ACE has been required to make last-minute changes for scheduling reasons,…

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Union of students approves contract with College

By Steve Yang yangstev17@grinnell.edu The Union of Grinnell Student Dining Workers (UGSDW) has voted to support a tentative agreement that would raise the hourly base wage from $8.50 to $9.25 for all student employees of the Marketplace Dining Hall and provide an additional 75 cents per hour based on hours of experience. The agreement will…

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Actor Sean Astin campaigns for Clinton

By Louise Carhart carhartl17@grinnell.edu Grinnell and Hobbiton converged this Thursday, Sept. 29 when Sean Astin, who played Samwise Gamgee in “The Lord of the Rings” movie franchise, visited Grinnell in support of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. Speaking in the Grinnell Area Arts Council Stewart Gallery, the former Middle Earth resident implored students to realize the…

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10/10 committee decides on new event

By Zane Silk silkzane@grinnell.edu Big changes are coming to Grinnell’s annual 10/10 party, which takes place every year on the Saturday closest to Oct. 10. While the details of the changes remained a mystery following the announcement of a new alcohol policy in August, the new plans are now materializing. The revamped event is being…