Grinnell experiments with online teaching

Recently, Grinnell began its partnership with Global Online Academy (GOA). Founded in 2011, GOA is an online consortium of 32 high schools across the United States and in four other countries: China, Japan, Indonesia and Jordan. The partnership was discussed in meetings with the Associated Colleges of the Midwest (ACM) this past summer. Having already…

World-famous activist comes to Grinnell

On Wednesday, Sept. 25, JRC 101 was transformed into a platform for activism. Visiting speaker Winona LaDuke spent the evening enlightening the audience on the struggles faced by indigenous women and issues of economic and agricultural sustainability. LaDuke is the Founding Director of Honor the Earth and the Executive Director of the White Earth Land…

Authors discuss new books, citizenship

This past Wednesday, David Cook-Martin, Sociology and Niraja Jayal, International Visiting Fellow, addressed an attentive audience in Burling Library regarding the topic of citizenship. “Citizenship is a status that gives access to some of the rights we enjoy,” Cook-Martin said. As Cook-Martin and Jayal sought to answer questions about the quest for citizenship, they focused…

Campus community converges for conversation

By Lisa Oyolu oyolulis17@grinnell.edu Responding to student interest expressed throughout the previous academic year, on Tuesday, Sept. 24, the College held two town hall meetings—one in the afternoon and another in the evening—to bring students and administration into an open discourse. “The primary purpose [of the meetings was] to explore another way of having civil…

Grinnellians attend hackathon

Last weekend, a group of seven Grinnell students went to the annual MHacks “hackathon” event, organized by the University of Michigan. This was the first time students from Grinnell participated in such an event as a group. With approximately 1200 participants from over 100 schools across the country, this was the biggest hackathon of the…

STIFund searches for funding

Every semester, members of the student body propose and vote on student initiatives. The process to propose a student initiative is as follows: students first submit their idea to SGA, after which they need to obtain 100 student signatures to have their initiative featured on the ballot. The ballot is then featured online; for any…

Craving Canary

Of New York Times fame, Prairie Canary is a welcome addition to Grinnell’s dining scene. With its distinctly urban vibe—think exposed ceiling pipes and simplistic furniture— it is easy to forget that one is in Grinnell, Iowa. However, the restaurant places a huge emphasis on being local—much of the food is locally sourced and the…