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Richard Oppenlander talks agriculture, activism

Karan Dhingra dhingrak@grinnell.edu For Earth Day, food consultant, founder of non-profit organization Inspire Awareness Now and writer of “Comfortably Unaware,” Richard Oppenlander will give a talk about the harmful effects of the meat production industry on the environment. Oppenlander’s visit is sponsored by the student group Advancing Animal Compassion Together (AACT) and the Environmental Studies…

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Cowboy Dave Stamey lassoes in new audience

Country and orchestral music may not seem like a natural fit, but this weekend’s concert in Herrick Chapel will aim to bring the two together in perfect harmony. This Saturday, April 16, Dave Stamey, a renowned country singer and 18-time Western Music Association award winner, will perform ten of his songs in a joint concert…

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Spotlight: Jackie Hutchison

The  S&B’s news editor Nora Coghlan sat down with volleyball head coach and yoga instructor Jackie Hutchison to discuss her approach to leading a team. As Hutchinson see it, yoga not only makes volleyball players better physically, but it also improves the mental game by teaching the team to be mindful and calm. Can you…

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Men’s tennis picks up two Conference victories

Sam Curry currysam@grinnell.edu The Grinnell men’s tennis team steamrolled a pair of opponents last weekend and asserted themselves once again as the preeminent power in the Midwestern Conference. In a twin billing on Sunday, April 9 ,the Pioneers defeated Carroll University in the morning 8–1 and then returned to the Bear in the afternoon to…

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Bookstore to move off campus

Ronnie Ruse rusevero@grinnell.edu With the renovation of the ARH and Carnegie buildings into the new Humanities and Social Studies Complex, the Grinnell College Bookstore will be one of the first buildings torn down in the construction process and will not be housed in the new HSSC building. Although the plans are not finalized, the College plans…

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Werner tackles human trafficing misconceptions

Michael Cummings, Community Editor cummings@grinnell.edu Human trafficking—the illegal buying and selling of people, usually into sexual slavery or forced labor—is a pervasive and oft-ignored issue. It is a problem all around the world, even right here in Iowa. On Tuesday, March 1, Dan Werner ’91, Senior Supervising Attorney at the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) gave…

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Wes Moore speaks about education

Karol Sadkowski sadkowsk@grinnell.edu On Monday, BridgeEDU CEO Wes Moore spoke in Sebring-Lewis Hall about the mission to improve others’ lives through education. Author of the New York Times bestseller “The Other Wes Moore” and Afghanistan combat veteran, Moore was invited to campus by Grinnell’s Careers in Education Professions Program. During his lecture, Moore described his…

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Morten Jerven talks African economy

Lily Bohlke, Copy Editor bohlkeli@grinnell.edu Touching on many things from penguins to Africa, Global Change and International Relations Professor Morten Jerven spoke about the African economy on Wednesday, March 2. Jerven is an economic historian with a PhD from the London School of Economics and has published two books on economic development in Africa. Jerven…

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Resolution passed in support of NOLA Posse

Mira Braneck, Staff Writer braneckm@grinnell.edu This past week, SGA passed a resolution resisting the College’s recent announcement that no students from New Orleans Posse will be admitted next year. The resolution demands that the College admit 10 of the 19 Posse scholars who were originally told they had a one-in-two chance of acceptance to the…

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DeWitt elected as president, Dann for VPSA, Aaronson for VPAA

Lily Bohlke bohlkeli@grinnell.edu The student body has elected Anita DeWitt ’17 as Student Government Association President, Bailey Dann ’17 as Vice President of Student Affairs and Rachel Aaronson ’17 as Vice President of Academic Affairs. This year’s elections were extremely competitive, according to the SGA Executive Election Results and Fact Sheet. Thirteen candidates ran for…