Town hall sheds light on college’s environmentalism

By Gabe Singer singerju@grinnell.edu Two town hall meetings on Tuesday gave a public look at the College’s energy consumption, greenhouse gas emissions, investment strategy regarding fossil fuels and green energy, plan for sustainability and the current status of plans to develop a small wind farm. The meeting began with a presentation made by Scott Wilson…

Marsha Ternus talks restorative justice

For the past two weeks, former Iowa Supreme Court Chief Justice Marsha Ternus has been teaching a short course at Grinnell about restorative justice. This past Monday, Ternus opened her last class to the public, giving a talk entitled “Restorative Justice.” Ternus then spoke with S&B reporter Kelly Pyzik about our nation’s current criminal justice…

Earth week littered with events

By Darwin Manning manningd@grinnell.edu The Student Environmental Committee wanted to make Earth Day memorable this year, so they invited suggestions from the group and around campus to compile an Earth Week. The first event was a town hall on the sustainability of the College and fossil fuel investments in the endowment; the culminating event will…

Symposium discusses local, global human trafficking

By Fabiola Barral  barralfa@grinnell.edu After more than a year of planning, the Rosenfield Program proudly presented this week’s symposium topic: human trafficking. Over the course of a few days, the College hosted events and guest speakers centered around this controversial—and surprisingly close to home—issue. James Kofi Annan’s visit to Grinnell last year inspired the symposium,…

Chinaphobia combatted through workshop

By Joe Engleman engleman@grinnell.edu A group of students gathered Monday to participate in an intimate workshop about how to recognize and combat Chinaphobia, hosted by Kesho Scott, American Studies and Sociology, and Qianning Zhang ’13. Chinaphobia, in its broadest sense, is racism against people with Chinese ancestry and constitutes a global phenomenon. “[Chinaphobia] is driven…

Gandhi lives on in Missouri

By Kelly Pyzik  pyzikkel@grinnell.edu This past weekend, the Religious Studies and English interdisciplinary class, “Gandhi and Resistance,” taught by Tim Dobe, Religious Studies, and Shuchi Kapila, English, took an overnight trip to the Possibility Alliance farm in Missouri. The Possibility Alliance is an organization that offers free education to interested groups on permaculture, sustainable agriculture,…

Students on patrol

By Stephen Gruber-Miller grubermi@grinnell.edu Grinnell students are learning what it’s like to be a cop this spring in an eight-week program called the Citizens Police Academy (CPA). The program is run by the Grinnell Police Department and has existed for about four years as a means to give the community a better perspective of what…

Gandalf and Clinton open Gates

By Yishi Liang liangyis@grinnell.edu Seen on the covers of newsletters, brochures and even our PioneerOne cards, Gates Tower has become a classic representation of Grinnell College. But the tower is as functional as it is visually appealing. Every year, it is also the home to five lucky individuals, and this year, the Tower houses Alex…