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Faulconer Gallery is “Making Life Visible”

By Clara Larson larsoncl@grinnell.edu Last week, the exhibition “Making Life Visible: Art, Biology, and Visualization” opened in Faulconer gallery. As Lesley Wright, Director of Faulconer Gallery, put it, the exhibition examines “the space between art and biology.” “Professor Jackie Brown, [biology,] and I have been working together on various projects that bring art and science…

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Writers@Grinnell: Tinker Powell and Mark Montgomery

  Tinker Powell and Mark Montgomery are economics professors at Grinnell College. They recently wrote a book on international adoption, called “Saving International Adoption: An Argument From Economics and Personal Experience.” The S&B’s Amanda Weber sat down with them to talk about the book.  The S&B: What made you want to write about the topic…

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Grinnell Artists: Ian Donaldson

By Kelly Page pagekell@grinnell.edu For those who frequent student performances at Grinnell, it is clear that Ian Donaldson ’20 is a staple of the College’s music scene. Whether he is singing with a guitar, playing in a band or performing jazz piano, Donaldson is heavily involved in music on multiple levels. He writes and performs…

Film in Stock: Forgotten films of 2017

While “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” “Lady Bird,” “Call Me By Your Name” and “The Shape of Water” are great cinematic feats (though I have a fight to pick with the first film mentioned), the conversation about these Academy-recognized films has overshadowed some other great films of 2017. Here, I recommend a few that are…

Loudspeaker: Roxy Music’s postmodern soundscape

In 1972, Roxy Music was a band confronted with opportunity. Their self-titled debut album reached the top 10 of the UK album charts, their song “Virginia Plain” hit number four on UK singles charts, and they were hailed by the British music press as one of the Next Big Things in music. Its lead singer,…

Horoscope: The Signs as Places to Study in Grinnell

Aries: Burling 4th Taurus: Residence hall lounge Gemini: Bed Cancer: Noyce Commons Leo: Burling 1st Virgo: Laurel Leaf Lounge Libra: Burling jungle gyms Scorpio: Wellness Lounge Sagittarius: Doing the assigned reading on your phone as you’re running to class Capricorn: Amoeba tables Aquarius: Saints Rest Pisces:  Outside — Sister Aurora Impulse

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Influenza grips College, nation

Clara Larson larsoncl@grinnell.edu Flu season this year seems to be causing quite a fuss. News outlets flash daunting headlines warning of the current flu outbreak and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has declared it an epidemic. On a more local level, the College sent out a campus memo last week cautioning that…

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Jones, Nyden and Scott to pursue Innovation Fund project

Zoe Fruchter fruchter@grinnell.edu In Fall 2019, the College will offer the course “Digital Stories for Social Justice,” a new model that combines a class focusing on a social justice topic with a digital lab. The class is a collaboration among Professors Tammy Nyden, philosophy, Stephanie Jones, education and Kesho Scott, sociology. The trio received pilot…

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Environmental Degradation Symposium to explore climate change, policy

Wini Austin austinwi@grinnell.edu On Feb. 8, the College will host a symposium on Environmental Degradation and Conflict. Sponsored by the Rosenfield Program in Public Affairs, International Relations and Human Rights, the symposium will feature events addressing the impact of climate change and divisions within environmental policy on a local, national and global level. In an…

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Posse Plus Retreat provides space for frank conversations

Kate Irwin irwinkat@grinnell.edu Last weekend, Posse scholars, their invitees and invited faculty attended the PossePlus Retreat, which took place over the course of three days in Coralville, Iowa. The retreat is a way for Posse scholars and invited guests to get away from campus to talk about pertinent issues that affect Grinnell College. “You wanted…