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New media room opens in Burling basement

Michael Cummings cummings@grinnell.edu After years of hard work and logistical planning, Grinnell’s Digital Liberal Arts Collaborative opened a new media room in the basement of Burling Library, adjacent to the room which houses the College’s DVD, CD and microform collections. The project was spearheaded by Digital Liberal Arts Specialist Mike Connor, who won an Innovation…

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Grinnell Artists: Elliott Maya ’18

Megan Tcheng tchengme@grinnell.edu When Elliott Maya ‘18 slid into the plastic-lined seat across from me, the hustle and bustle of the Spencer Grille lunch rush instantly blurred into the background. Sporting a purple lipstick-tinted grin and the kind of effortless look that everyone hopes to achieve (but, quite frankly, could never possibly imitate), Elliott did…

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After Graduation, Where Will You Lead?

“You’ve always been interested in pursuing an MBA. Isn’t teaching high school math going to get you off track?”   When I have told people that I am planning on joining Teach For America to teach high school math in Los Angeles next year, I have received many positive reactions. My high school teachers and…

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Jamila Woods to appear in Gardner on Saturday

By Halley Freger  fregerha17@grinnell.edu Grinnell Concerts returns with another stacked lineup this semester. Chicago-based soul singer, songwriter, and poet Jamila Woods kicks things off with a concert this Saturday at 9 p.m. in Gardner Lounge. A number of artists have featured Jamila Woods, her soulful voice demanding attention on tracks such as Macklemore’s “White Privilege…

Column: The R(ead)sling List

Every other week, Emma Soberano ’17 reviews books and pairs them with locally available wines. Happy reading and drinking! soberano17@grinnell.edu   Published in 2003, Margaret Atwood’s Oryx and Crake is a science fiction tale, which, like the best of its genre, is at once alien and all too familiar. Using language at turns lush and starkly…

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Women’s marches across the nation

        “I went to the D.C. Women’s March with my mom. … They emphasized a lot of women of color, queer women, disabled women, Muslim women. … It’s so much more than just white feminism and there were a lot of signs about white privilege and white fragility, and I thought that…

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Construction on new HSSC begins

By Reed Essex essexree@grinnell.edu The grassy area that used to allow for easy passage from Noyce to the ARH has been replaced with a cordoned off construction site. The new Humanities and Social Sciences Complex (HSSC) is a project that the administration has been planning for the last five years. Kate Walker, Treasurer of the…

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Class of 2020 sees all-time low acceptance rate

By Julia Echikson echikson@grinnell.edu The class of 2020 experienced an all-time low acceptance rate, with only 18 percent of applicants being offered admission to the College. Despite this new accomplishment, the College did not meet its goal of having 440 students in the incoming class. Of admitted students, fewer chose to attend Grinnell College than…

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White Privilege Conference offers awareness to students

By Zane Silk silkzane@grinnell.edu Grinnell’s Office of Intercultural Affairs (OIA) is taking applications for a trip with 13 spots to the 18th annual White Privilege Conference (WPC) this April in Kansas City, MO. The WPC bills itself as a forum for examining concepts of privilege and oppression with a focus on race, as well as…