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Authors discuss new books, citizenship

This past Wednesday, David Cook-Martin, Sociology and Niraja Jayal, International Visiting Fellow, addressed an attentive audience in Burling Library regarding the topic of citizenship. “Citizenship is a status that gives access to some of the rights we enjoy,” Cook-Martin said. As Cook-Martin and Jayal sought to answer questions about the quest for citizenship, they focused…

Campus community converges for conversation

By Lisa Oyolu oyolulis17@grinnell.edu Responding to student interest expressed throughout the previous academic year, on Tuesday, Sept. 24, the College held two town hall meetings—one in the afternoon and another in the evening—to bring students and administration into an open discourse. “The primary purpose [of the meetings was] to explore another way of having civil…

Grinnellians attend hackathon

Last weekend, a group of seven Grinnell students went to the annual MHacks “hackathon” event, organized by the University of Michigan. This was the first time students from Grinnell participated in such an event as a group. With approximately 1200 participants from over 100 schools across the country, this was the biggest hackathon of the…

STIFund searches for funding

Every semester, members of the student body propose and vote on student initiatives. The process to propose a student initiative is as follows: students first submit their idea to SGA, after which they need to obtain 100 student signatures to have their initiative featured on the ballot. The ballot is then featured online; for any…

Title IX commemorates 41 years of progress

In celebration of the progress Title IX has achieved in the last 41 years, the Rosenfield Program dedicated this past week to recognizing and reflecting on how this law continues to impact students today. Title IX is a subsection of a general educational decree that legally prohibits sex discrimination. According to the U.S. Department of…

ITS restructures: better or worse?

By Sam Hildebrandt hildebr@grinnell.edu After the restructuring of Information Technology Services (ITS), which resulted in the laying off of three employees, the College has hired Donald Tom as the new director of ITS. In addition, the College has transferred assistive technology to Angie Story, Coordinator of Academic Support and Assistive Technology. Tom, who has held…

Becca Dayton fondly remembered

Last Friday, Sept. 13, another death shook the Grinnell community. Rebecca S. Dayton, 51, died of injuries suffered from a motorcycle accident. Dayton worked at Grinnell College for over 20 years, most recently as a Chef de Cuisine. A member of the American Culinary Federation, she was passionate about cooking and enjoyed her work at…

Grinnellians remember Willard Wille

Members of the Grinnell community were saddened to learn about the death of Willard Wille this past Wednesday. Wille, 60, worked at Grinnell College for the past 13 years and is fondly remembered by members of the campus community, who often met him in the JRC. Nik Jameson ’11, formed a close bond with Wille…