Letter to the editor: Plight of feathered friend

Wings emblazon with radiant colors, frequently pictured and hung on walls, Iowa’s pheasants are not doing well. In bygone days, harvester combines passed over crop fields leaving missed seed in the wake.  Nowadays, modern combines rarely leave behind kernels. Vast fields littered with chafed stalks and stubble offer a bleak place for pheasants to dine. As a consequence,…

College enacts Hate Crime Reponse Protocol

Last Saturday night between 11 p.m. and 2:30 a.m., a room in Loose Hall was vandalized with threatening and homophobic messages spray-painted onto its wall. The incident has been legally recognized as a hate crime, according to a press release from Grinnell Police Chief Jody Matherly. The college’s Hate Crime/Bias-Motivated Incident Response Protocol (HCRP) was…

Hate Crime Response Protocol Updated

The College released a revised version of the Hate Crimes and Bias Motivated Incident Protocol last Tuesday after an ad hoc committee made changes based on community feedback. The protocol describes the process for responding to and preventing Bias Motivated Incidents (BMIs) on campus. BMIs are acts perpetrated against people or groups because of their…

Four students earn Watson Fellowship nominations

There is nothing elementary about the Watson Fellowship. According to Doug Cutchins, Director of Social Commitment, it is “one of the most incredible opportunities for an undergraduate.” The Fellowship, which has invited Grinnell College to participate since its founding in 1968, offers forty graduating college seniors a year to explore and travel the world in…

Love Your Body Week saw appreciation, nudity

Numerous events were held last week as part of Love Your Body Week, a yearly event hosted by Feminist Action Coalition (FAC). The kick-off began with the Clothing Optional Photo Shoot. Contrary to last year’s photo shoot, there will not be a separate event held in February to commemorate the Playboy Protests of 1969. Instead…

Q&A: Princeton’s Seiichi Makino

On Tuesday, Nov. 2 in ARH 102, Seiichi Makino, Professor of East Asian Studies at Princeton University, delivered a presentation on “What will be lost in translation? A cognitive linguistic analysis.” He discussed three topics: “What is obviously lost in translation,” “Cases where it is hard to grasp whatever is lost in translations, grammar and…

Social justice award created

The Grinnell College Young Innovator for Social Justice Prize, which was created by President Raynard Kington in conjunction with a small committee of advisees, was announced to the Grinnell College community this Monday, Nov. 1 in a campus-wide email. “It’s an opportunity for Grinnell College to, I’d say, honor our third basic core value, which…