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DACA talk explores immigration policy

Amanda Weber weberama@grinnell.edu On Monday, Nov. 6, Grinnell College hosted a panel called “Policy in Practice: Supporting Undocumented and DACAmented students.” The talk was the most recent development in Grinnell’s commitment to community members affected by the termination of DACA. The talk, sponsored by the Office of International Student Affairs, American Studies and the Rosenfield…

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Grinnell Artists: Marco Saffold ’20

By Chloe Wray wraychlo@grinnell.edu   Holding a piece of chalk, Marco Saffold ’20 sat facing me as he sketched repetitions on the table next to him. He apologized for being fidgety. His energy, a curiosity to create, was unbridled. His uninhibited energy transfers to his art, which prefers to remain unrestricted. “I try not to…

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True Grinnellian: Wendy Abrahamson

By Arunima Fatepuhria fatepuhr@grinnell.edu Grinnellians can see the Rev. Wendy Abrahamson all around town, wearing different hats as she takes on various roles in the community. Sunday mornings at 10:30 a.m., she can be found delivering sermons at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. Other times, she can be found lobbying for gun safety as an Episcopal…

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New community group works to protect immigrants

By Carter Howe howethom@grinnell.edu A new local group, Welcoming Communities Grinnell, has been started to ensure there is support for immigrants in Grinnell and to advocate for pro-immigrant legislation. The group held their first meeting on Oct. 16 at First Presbyterian Church and were joined by the group Immigrant Allies from Marshalltown and the Eastern…

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Transgender Education Summit to be hosted in Des Moines

By Lily Bohlke bohlkeli@grinnell.edu Iowa Safe Schools, an organization that supports LGBTQIA+ youth and allies through education, outreach and advocacy, is holding a Transgender Education Summit in downtown Des Moines on Friday, Nov. 17. On March 2, 2016, 16-year-old Kedarie Johnson of Burlington, IA was killed, leading to a grand jury hate crime case, which…

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A trip to the Grinnell Historical Museum

By Zoe Fruchter fruchter@grinnell.edu From the outside, the house at 1125 Broad St. appeared to be just another residential building in a row of large, porch-laden houses. But this was before I noticed the “Grinnell Historical Museum” sign, climbed the porch and stepped inside. Immediately I was greeted by six silk top hats perched casually…

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Swim and dive starts the season with a win against Luther

By Emma Friedlander friedlan@grinnell.edu The men’s and women’s swim and dive teams splashed into the new season last weekend with big wins all around against Luther College. At the dual meet, the men’s team won 199-92 while the women’s team cruised to a 188-111 victory. Veteran swimmers and divers as well as standout newcomers contributed…