As Told By Aminata: Tedros offers experience at the WHO

The election of a new director general for the World Health Organization (WHO) brings with it a set of expectations for a new era. This election is especially interesting because the chosen man is the first African to ever hold the position. Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus is both the former Ethiopian health minister and foreign…

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Faulconer displays Gaur collection of indigenous Indian art

Caryn McKechnie mckechni@grinnell.edu Last Friday Sept. 22 , Dr. Umesh Gaur presented a Faulconer Gallery talk titled “Many Visions, Many Versions: Art from Indigenous Communities in India.” Gaur and his wife, Dr. Sunanda Gaur, own what is reputably the largest collection of contemporary Indian art in the United States. During the talk, Gaur discussed the…

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Grinnell Artists: Emily Gold ’19

Zoe Fruchter fruchter@grinnell.edu “I’m a dancer,” Emily Gold ’19 states plainly on the floor of Bucksbaum 181, otherwise known as Grinnell’s dance studio. However, this straightforward statement does not convey the depth of Gold’s dedication to dance, and her range within the art form. A nationally competitive ballroom dancer, leader of Salseros de Grinnell and…

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Herrick to host night of queer country music

Kelly Page pagekell@grinnell.edu This Saturday, Sept. 30 at 8 p.m., Herrick Chapel will experience a take on folk music it has probably never seen before. Gay country musicians Lavender Country and AJ Lewis & Friends will take the stage for a night of banjos, fiddles and LGBTQIA+ history. Lavender Country is often billed as the…

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Campus tours show off the Jewel of the Prairie

By Chloe Wray wraychlo@grinnell.edu Each fall Grinnell College hosts two or three open houses for the Discover Grinnell Program. The program is geared toward high school seniors, and with each iteration of the event comes a more developed and enticing schedule to attract these students.    For the first time ever, there will be a…

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Students led International Day of Peace on campus

By Emma Friedlander friedlan@grinnell.edu The Peace and Conflict Studies  (PACS) Committee marked the International Day of Peace yesterday with a screening of Misha Gelnarova ’18 and Matt McCarthy ’17’s short film “Nilob’s Story.” Established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1981, the International Day of Peace calls for a 24-hour ceasefire in conflict and…

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State Park Adventure: Rock Creek

  By Arunima Fatehpuria fatehpur@grinnell.edu Call it freshman adrenaline, but when I was first offered the opportunity to visit Rock Creek, I jumped at it. Having spent the last few weeks huddled indoors, frantically trying to navigate my way through the mountains of homework, an afternoon spent boating was a welcome change. So, Caryn McKenchie…

Climate Impact Task Force holds first dialogues

By Caleb Forbes forbesca@grinnell.edu The Fossil Fuels and Climate Impact Task Force, a committee that was formed in response to student activism around divestment last year, organized a series of events that took place this week in JRC 101. One of the dialogues facilitated by the task force, titled “Managing Grinnell’s Endowment, Trustee Stewardship and…

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Shedding light on the Darkroom

By Kate Smith katsmith2@grinnell.edu In the age of texting and tweeting, the ability to capture a moment has become so simple. In those five or so seconds it takes for you to take a photo, maybe longer if there is a caption involved, your camera has made many small adjustments, focus, shutter speed, flash, contrast,…