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Dog park to open near PALS

By Zane Silk silkzane@grinnell.edu Dog owners looking for a green space to play with their pets leash-free may soon have a park of their own. The Poweshiek Animal League Shelter (PALS) is planning to build a 2.5 acre private dog park on its property just south of I-80 with construction slated to start this July…

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Iowa politics update: Govenor Branstad to be Trump’s ambassador to China; Lt. Govenor Reynolds to take on govenor’s responsibilites

By Michael Cummings cummings@grinnell.edu The 2017 Iowa Legislative session may be over but divisive political battles in the Statehouse are continuing to unfold. Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller (D) announced in a ruling this week that when a lieutenant governor assumes the office of governor, Iowa’s Constitution will not permit them to appoint their own…

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True Grinnellian: Kelly Edgington

By Jackson Schulte schultej@grinnell.edu Kelly Edgington met her husband on the internet in December of 1999 and moved to Grinnell from Eastern Pennsylvania. She started working for the College in January 2000 and she’s been here ever since. In the Dining Hall, Edgington is a Marketplace Supervisor who works with students every day, which is…

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Camping season kick-off in Iowa state parks

By Michael Cummings cummings@grinnell.edu Fans of the great outdoors will be happy to learn that camping season is once again making its way to Iowa. On Saturday, May 6, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is hosting a Camping Kickoff statewide at all of Iowa’s state parks. Almost all state parks across Iowa will…

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Career Spotlight: Milton Severe ’89

By Zane Silk silkzane@grinnell.edu Walking into the Faulconer Gallery, it’s easy to get lost in the magic of the art. However, you likely would never think to ponder the design of the exhibition – the placement of the artwork, the division of the gallery space, the choices of lighting. In a way, the invisibility of…

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New arts center to open downtown

By Teresa Fleming flemingt17@grinnell.edu This Friday, April 28, marks a moment of transition for the Grinnell Area Arts Council, as they look towards their new expansion into the Stew Art Studios, a section of the storefront across from the current Stewart Arts Center. The building will serve as workspaces for local artists and community makers….

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Vietnam war photographer Robert Hodierne ’69 visits campus to discuss Faulconer photo series

By Steve Yang yangstev17@grinnell.edu Upon entering Faulconer Gallery on Thursday afternoon for a talk delivered by Robert Hodierne ’69 titled, “Young and Hungry: A Freelance Photographer in Vietnam,” a soundtrack with deep personal meaning to Hodierne could be heard playing in the background. For Hodierne, who doesn’t consider himself a journalist first and foremost, all…

Letter to the Editor: The College must protect victims

Dear Grinnell College Trustees, When Dissenting Voices first published its Aims & Goals in 2014 in response to Grinnell College’s mishandling of sexual assault, we pushed for strong and clear educational outcomes as a measure of prevention. We observed that Grinnell College rarely, if ever, expels students found responsible for “non-consensual sexual intercourse.” In fact,…

The New Brumaire: International neoliberalism meets its end

By Jenkin Benson ’17 bensonje17@grinnell.edu Did I want the globalized neoliberalism of the European Union to dissolve? Yes. Did I want the globalized neoliberalism of the European Union (EU) to dissolve by a surging spate of reactionary populist nationalism? A resounding no. The Western world’s apprehensive gaze has firmly fixed on the French election cycle…

The R(ead)sling List: Slow Lightning by Eduardo Corral

By Emma Soberano soberano@grinnell.edu This is my last column, and I want to end with something a little different: this week, I’ve selected a poetry collection. I know not everyone is a fan of poetry; parsing its meaning can be daunting, and poetic forms seem, in abstract, rigid and exclusive. Yet I hope that I,…