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Career Spotlight: Milton Severe ’89

By Zane Silk silkzane@grinnell.edu Walking into the Faulconer Gallery, it’s easy to get lost in the magic of the art. However, you likely would never think to ponder the design of the exhibition – the placement of the artwork, the division of the gallery space, the choices of lighting. In a way, the invisibility of…

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Queer poet Kit Yan performs in Harris Wednesday

By Candace Mettle fregerha17@grinnell.edu On Wednesday night, the Asian-American Association (AAA) kicked off Asian-Pacific Heritage Month by hosting slam poet Kit Yan. Yan performed his “Queer Heartache” show, which covered topics on his identity as a trans man of color, sexuality, family and of course, love. Queer Heartache has been on the road for over…

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New arts center to open downtown

By Teresa Fleming flemingt17@grinnell.edu This Friday, April 28, marks a moment of transition for the Grinnell Area Arts Council, as they look towards their new expansion into the Stew Art Studios, a section of the storefront across from the current Stewart Arts Center. The building will serve as workspaces for local artists and community makers….

Letter to the Editor: The College must protect victims

Dear Grinnell College Trustees, When Dissenting Voices first published its Aims & Goals in 2014 in response to Grinnell College’s mishandling of sexual assault, we pushed for strong and clear educational outcomes as a measure of prevention. We observed that Grinnell College rarely, if ever, expels students found responsible for “non-consensual sexual intercourse.” In fact,…

The New Brumaire: International neoliberalism meets its end

By Jenkin Benson ’17 bensonje17@grinnell.edu Did I want the globalized neoliberalism of the European Union to dissolve? Yes. Did I want the globalized neoliberalism of the European Union (EU) to dissolve by a surging spate of reactionary populist nationalism? A resounding no. The Western world’s apprehensive gaze has firmly fixed on the French election cycle…

The R(ead)sling List: Slow Lightning by Eduardo Corral

By Emma Soberano soberano@grinnell.edu This is my last column, and I want to end with something a little different: this week, I’ve selected a poetry collection. I know not everyone is a fan of poetry; parsing its meaning can be daunting, and poetic forms seem, in abstract, rigid and exclusive. Yet I hope that I,…

Primary Health Care offers rides to students to Marshalltown medical center

By Eva Lilienfeld lilienfe17@grinnell.edu Beginning in April, the Primary Health Care Clinic will offer shuttle services to Grinnell students and other community members in need of reproductive health care. After Central Iowa Family Planning shut down last November, Grinnell has been lacking reproductive and sexual healthcare options for several months. Students and community members can…

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Jacobin editor discusses “Life After Capitalism”

By Saiham Sharif sharifsa@grinnell.edu Peter Frase, an editor at Jacobin Magazine, came to Grinnell on April 24 to give a talk called “Four Futures: Life After Capitalism,” derived from his recent book of the same name. Multiple departments and faculty members, including Professor Patrick Inglis, sociology, sponsored the talk. Frase prefaced the main segment of…

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Fighting overpopulation with reproductive rights

By Carter Howe  howethom@grinnell.edu Population expert John Seager delivered a talk on Monday about the importance of access to family planning in the fight against overpopulation and the challenges presently facing family planning efforts. Seager is the founder of Population Connection, a “national grassroots population organization” that seeks to educate the public about the threat…