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Ken Adelman: unwelcome then, unwelcome now.

“Immediately five or six guys, led by [Ken] Adelman and supported by “Brow,” forced their way into the room, despite the efforts of both Adrienne [Lemmons] and David [Dillon] to resist them at the door” In 1967, the College’s Interim Student Court “socially expelled” Kenneth Lee Adelman, a now successful diplomat and author, for throwing…

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Standing rock activists share stories

By Jon Sundby sundbyjo17@grinnell.edu For those of us on the outside looking in, the saga of Standing Rock seems to be nearing its end. On Feb. 23, the Oceti Sakowin Camp, the largest of the camps on the Standing Rock Lakota reservation, was destroyed by a militarized police force. The native activists purposefully burned down…

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Grinnell’s commitment to transgender students

By Zane Silk silkzane@grinnell.edu Last week, President Raynard Kington reiterated Grinnell’s commitment to transgender students in a special campus memo. This followed the Trump administration’s rescindment of an Obama-era letter that provided guidelines for how colleges should support transgender students. Going forward, the College will be increasing the amount of gender-inclusive housing, streamlining Grinnell’s name…

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Bad Feminists/Bad Critics seminar to present debate on censorship of pornography from the perspective of the 1980 Sex Wars

By Lily Bohlke bohlkeli@grinnell.edu The sex wars of the 1980s were characterized by debates about the censorship of pornography as well as sex, sexuality and sexual practice. Today at 4 p.m., the two sections of the Gender, Women’s and Sexuality Studies (GWSS) senior capstone seminar “Bad Feminists/Bad Critics”  will be arguing against each other, each…

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Advocates host sexual assault awareness week

By Louise Carhart carhartl17@grinnell.edu This past week two student groups led Sexual Assault Awareness Week in an effort to raise awareness and start conversations on campus. Grinnell Advocates and the Student Athletes Leading Social Change (SALSC) hosted several events throughout the week, ending with an event tomorrow. Following the administration’s attempts at curbing sexual assault…

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Kevin Gannon speaks on race as a historical and social construct

By Michael Sundby  sundbymi@grinnell.edu Kevin Gannon, professor of history at Grand View University in Des Moines, spoke in Harris Cinema about the social and historical construction of race on Thursday, March 2. In addition to his teaching position, Gannon is director of The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, and he also travels around…