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Grinnell adapts to CIFP closing

By Mira Braneck braneckm@grinnell.edu Ever since the closing of Central Iowa Family Planning (CIFP), a Title X funded family planning clinic that provided feminist and LGBTQIA friendly health care, the Grinnell community has been lacking an important health resource. However, the medical community of Grinnell and the surrounding areas, in partnership with the College, is…

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CRSSJ and language houses to be relocated

By Zane Silk silkzane@grinnell.edu The Center for Religion, Spirituality and Social Justice (CRSSJ) will be downsizing and losing its Muslim prayer space at the end of the semester to make space for the construction of a new Admissions/Financial Aid Center at the southwest corner of 8th Ave. and Park St. Additionally, three language houses that…

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Off-Campus Safety Coalition begins training

By Zane Silk silkzane@grinnell.edu Many students feel that safety is lacking in the off-campus party scene, which has led Ella Williams ’19 to organize the new Off Campus Safety Coalition (OSC) to serve as an informal network of students with the skills to act when unsafe situations arise. To get things started, she helped organize…

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Practical Political Education brought back onto campus

By Alice Herman hermanal17@grinnell.edu Political Science professor Barbara Trish is working to bring the Program in Practical Political Education (PPPE) — an organization that was influential in the 1960s and has since fallen into relative inactivity — back into Grinnell College campus life. According to a report on the history of the PPPE by Anna…

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Mayflower Community Residents come to discuss conflict, difference and threats towards immigrants and refugees

By Steve Yang yangstev17@grinnell.edu In the current political climate, issues of safety and personal well-being have come up repeatedly in campus conversation. In this context, residents of the Mayflower Community, a retirement home situated approximately a mile from the College, expressed interest in meeting with Grinnell students and discussing conflict, difference and threats towards immigrants…

Campus council debates antifa ideals and rhetoric

By Lily Bohlke bohlkeli@grinnell.edu At Campus Council on Wednesday night, Delegate Isaac Gold ’19 and Junze Yao ’20 came forward with a request to discuss “the art and ideals of antifa,” according to SGA Senator Jenkin Benson ’17. Gold said that he was concerned by a group labeling itself as antifa, short for anti-fascist, at…

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Professor Vicki Bentley-Condit is in better shape than you

By Lucia Tonachel tonachel@grinnell.edu On January 15, Professor Vicki “The Breeze” Bentley-Condit, anthropology, ran the Maui Oceanfront Marathon. Besides being an impressive physical feat, the race in Wailea, Hawaii completed Bentley-Condit’s goal of running a marathon in each state plus Washington, D.C. Although she seems nonchalant about this accomplishment, it places her in an elite…

Life During Wartime: Unreasonable Science

By Max Fenton ’19 fentonma@grinnell.edu An odd education policy debate has raged in state legislatures for the past year — whether or not computer-coding classes should be as treated a foreign language. After all, computers speak their own kind of language, and coding is a valuable skill both as a form of communication and as…