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Kevin Gannon speaks on race as a historical and social construct

By Michael Sundby  sundbymi@grinnell.edu Kevin Gannon, professor of history at Grand View University in Des Moines, spoke in Harris Cinema about the social and historical construction of race on Thursday, March 2. In addition to his teaching position, Gannon is director of The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, and he also travels around…

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Get to know your SEPCs: Computer Science

By Ridhika Agrawal agrawalr@grinnell.edu The SEPC for computer science consists of Ajuna Kyaruzi ’17, Michael Owusu ’17, Ying Long ’17, Aleksandar Hrusanov ’18, Lukas Resch ’19 and Maddie Kirwin ’19. The SEPC has many functions ranging from organizing events for students to serving as a medium of communication between the students and the professors. “Our…

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Day in the life: A.T. Tambay

7:12 a.m.—Wake up, groggy, immediately turn on music, shower if I haven’t the night before. 7:25 a.m.—Hop out of the shower, put on the outfit I have put out the night before. 7:30 a.m.—Dip to DHall for breakfast (coffee with almond milk, Plat if it’s good, otherwise, granola with yogurt.) 7:53 a.m.—Out to Professor Chan’s…

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SGA Executive Election Results

By Lily Bohlke bohlkeli@grinnell.edu Student Government Association (SGA) elections were held this week, and the student body elected Summer White ’18 as SGA president, Kahlil Epps ’18 as vice president of student affairs (VPSA) and Misha Gelnarova ’18 as vice president of academic affairs (VPAA). White has been a part of SGA since her first…

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This year’s student initiatives

By Kate Irwin irwinkat@grinnell.edu The Student Initiative Fund (STIFund) provides a way for students to use campus funds to reform or contribute to Grinnell’s campus. Initiatives from the past have come to be staples of the Grinnell community, including campus bikes, the swing set outside Younker and to-go boxes. This semester, Max Hill ’20, Emily Burgess…

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Community Advisor position changes payment plan

By Keli Vitaioli vitaioli@grinnell.edu Beginning fall semester 2017, payment for Community Advisors (CAs) will switch from a $1,000 stipend each semester to a grant covering the cost of rooming through the College. Monetarily, this grant comes out to $5,856 per year. The 292.8 percent raise comes with additional job responsibilities and a cap on the…

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Ready to Run Iowa in Grinnell

By Andrea Baumgartel baumgart1@grinnell.edu On average, it takes seven asks for a woman to think seriously about running for public office. The Ready to Run campaign is trying to change that. Last week, Grinnell hosted the non-partisan program, which stems out of Iowa State University, via telecast. Thinking the program would be of interest to…

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Grinnell Artists: Lydia James ’19

Zane Silk silkzane@grinnell.edu When I walked into the Bucksbaum sculpture studio, Lydia James ’19 was sitting cross-legged on a table, her art spread out in a circle around her. As I looked at the bright watercolors and vivid prints, the textured sculptures and embroidered fabrics, I barely glanced at an unassuming pile of black sketchbooks…

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Cinematic arts professor talks Latin American cinema

Louise Carhart carhartl17@grinnell.edu Last Wednesday, Feb. 22, Professor Kathleen Newman, an associate professor of cinematic arts at the University of Iowa, gave a talk on cinema and the growing international participation in the creation of culture. Newman’s work examines the globalization of culture, as our world continues to export media across borders and oceans. Her…