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Life During Wartime: Trump’s Trouble in Alt-Right Paradise?

By Max Fenton fentonma@grinnell.edu On the campaign trail, President Trump made the controversial and racist slogan of “America First” the center of his foreign policy, and it worked. Trump tapped into a feeling of war-weariness and mistrust of dreaded “globalism,” a vision that appealed to alt-right feelings of racist nationalism for decades. The “America First”…

Emergency Fund to aid students in times of need

By Saiham Sharif  sharifsa@grinnell.edu The Emergency Fund, headed by Student Affairs with the guidance of the Office of Financial Aid, will provide students with last resort financial assistance. One of the main goals of the fund is to help in preventing students from unexpectedly leaving the College for financial reasons. The fund has been built…

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Yesenia Ayala ’18 awarded Truman Scholarship for graduate study

Kate Irwin irwinkat@grinnell.edu Yesenia Ayala ’18 has been awarded The Harry S. Truman Scholarship, which is among the most prestigious and rigorous scholarships in the nation. This year, 62 students were chosen to receive $30,000 for their graduate education. According to Ayala, receiving this scholarship is an honor, partially due to the rigor involved with…

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Community Advisors claim poor hiring practices for student staff

By Zane Silk silkzane@grinnell.edu For a number of Residence Life’s student staff, the office’s process of selection for next year’s student positions in late February was a reason to voice growing concerns with the department’s actions and policies. While there has been dissatisfaction on a number of issues, it was frustration with the hiring process…

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Student Research Symposium

  Abraham Mhaidli ‘17 “Energy Profiling with Alpaca” Global warming is the biggest threat to humanity. We wanted to stop global warming with comp science, so we thought, let’s build energy efficient technology. Right now, that’s based on hardware—better lighting, better wires, etc. We were like OK that’s boring, let’s look at software, how to…

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Geothermal wells to provide energy to new HSSC

By Kate Irwin irwinkat@grinnell.edu Grinnell students returned from spring break to find the perimeter of Mac Field surrounded by a fence and covered in mechanical equipment. To many students, this new construction site was a surprise. To compensate for the loss of Mac Field for intramural sports, such as Ultimate Frisbee, Facilities Management has been…