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Gina Clayton awarded the Grinnell Prize

By Alice Herman hermanal17@grinnell.edu This week, the College awarded Gina Clayton, founder of Essie Justice Group and longtime civil and human rights activist, the $100,000 Grinnell College Young Innovator for Social Justice Prize (Grinnell Prize). The Prize honors “social innovators” who approach issues of social justice from angles that have been less explored by well-funded…

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Background Noyce: Jonathan Gilmour

By Philip Kiely kielyphi@grinnell.edu Don’t be alarmed if you see drones racing across the sky or taking swooping aerial videography, it’s probably Jonathan Gilmour ’19 with his Experimental College (ExCo) class: Introduction to Consumer Drones. Gilmour is sharing his passion by teaching students how to fly, race, and film with drones this semester. “I’ve been…

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Incoming class sets record for early decision committment

By Philip Kiely kielyphil@grinnell.edu The Grinnell College Athletic Department has used a variety of recruiting strategies to attract student athletes for the class of 2021. While each head coach is partially responsible for recruiting for their own team, the department works with the Office of Admissions to ensure a balanced incoming class of academically qualified…

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Sexual Health Information Center expands operations

By Louise Carhart carhartl17@grinnell.edu As a result of large scale overhaul in partnership with the Student Government Association (SGA), the Sexual Health Information Center (SHIC) has expanded its inventory, lowered prices and provided more educational opportunities for the student body. Since officially coming under the umbrella of SGA, SHIC’s budget has increased and their educators…

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100+ People Who Care collective philanthropy

By Zane Silk silkzane@grinnell.edu Grinnell, and Poweshiek County more broadly, have many different organizations working in social justice to help those in need. After realizing that these organizations are frequently underfunded, two couples joined forces to start 100+ People Who Care in Grinnell last December. Al and Donna Ricks and Christine and Dennis Day were…

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Graceland in Grinnell

By Saiham Sharif sharifsa@grinnell.edu Affectionately called “Graceland” after Elvis Presley’s home, 1014 High Street is home to a group of friends, none of whom wear blue suede shoes. Three of the residents, Louise Carhart ‘17, Teresa Fleming ‘17 and Jon Sundby ‘17, hold leadership positions at The S&B, while the other two residents, Spencer Pajk…

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Day in the Life: Stephen Duong

8:17 a.m. – My first alarm goes off. Kanye West’s “I’m in It” plays. I once loved this song. April is the cruelest month. 8:35 a.m. – Alarm #2: “I’m in It,” again, but worse. 9:01 a.m.  – I’m woke! Compulsively tussle my hair and cuff my jeans upwards of three times—gotta impress/intimidate the prospies…

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True Grinnellian: Katie In

By Riley Murphy murphyri@grinnell.edu Katie In’s ’13 first role in the Grinnell community was as a sociology student at the College with an interest in art and music. Now she works at the Grinnell Area Arts Council in education and operations management, teaching children and keeping books for a hub of art and community in…