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Former Prof. Kurtz remembered

Grinnell’s Anthropology department recently paid its respects to Professor Emeritus Ronald J. Kurtz, Anthropology, who passed away on Monday, April 21 in Sacramento, Calif. at the age of 87. Kurtz was the first full-time cultural anthropologist at the College and played an instrumental role in working with administration to establish Anthropology as an independent department…

Admissions Report

This academic year, Grinnell College’s Admissions office received 6,053 applications for enrollment in the class of 2018, a significant increase from last year’s pool of 4,571 applicants. Vice President for Enrollment and Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid Joseph Bagnoli attributes the roughly 30 percent increase in applicants to changes in the recruitment process and…

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Celebrating Pride Week

The staff of Grinnell’s Stonewall Resource Center (SRC) kicked off its annual Pride Week by raising the pride flag on central campus on Friday, April 18. Pride Week continues until this Saturday, April 26, with programming that involves a diverse representation of departments and organizations. The flag-raising was followed by Spring Drag Show last Saturday,…

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Town Hall discusses wellness

Editor’s note: Due to a respect for the safe space environment promised at this week’s town hall sessions, the names of participants quoted in this article are held unless permission was explicitly given.  Two town hall sessions in JRC 101 on Wednesday, April 23 addressed the topic of “work-life balance,” inviting students, faculty and staff…

ACA prompts change in College health care policy

The passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), colloquially known as “Obamacare,” will initiate a major shift in Grinnell’s health care program for all students on College-provided health care plans in the upcoming 2014-2015 academic year. With the increase of coverage mandated by the ACA, students in the College’s insurance program should…

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Smash Bros. tournament

Last Saturday, April 19, in Loose Lounge, Ryan Hautzinger and Tague Zachary (both ’15) hosted the Third Semi-Annual Super Smash Bros. Tournament. After several rounds of competition, Beau Bressler ’16 defended his title as Grinnell’s Super Smash Bros. champion, besting about 80 other students who competed throughout the day. By enlisting the help of other…

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Prof. discusses China and climate change

On Wednesday, April 23, Henry R. Luce Professor of Nations and the Global Environment David Campbell, Biology, gave a talk entitled “Will China Save the World?” as part of the week’s Earth Day programming. Campbell presented data and research on current trends in the environment, the economic development of China and the importance of the…

Alum activist speaks about education in Nepal

By: Steve Yang ’17 Human rights and Nepalese education activist Dorje Gurung ’94 gave a speech titled “Human Rights and Education of Marginalized People of Nepal” on Wednesday, April 23 in JRC 101. The Rosenfield Program in Public Affairs, International Relations, and Human Rights sponsored the talk and welcomed Gurung back onto campus to discuss…