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The R(ead)sling List: Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

By Emma Soberano ’17 soberano@grinnell.edu Yaa Gyasi’s “Homegoing” is more than a collection of short stories shaped into a novel: it is a family tree, whose trunk is split at the base but which rises, strong, for generations. At the root of the story are Effia and Esi, Ghanaian half-sisters separated by the eighteenth century’s…

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Stonewall Resource Center revamps SRC Coalition activist group

By Kate Irwin irwinkat@grinnell.edu The Stonewall Resource Center (SRC) provides numerous resources to Grinnell students such as a GWSS lending library, a library with queer literature, a clothing closet with free clothing for use by transgender students, a space for identity based support groups to meet and is also a place for students to just…

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Mohammed Khan speaks about being Muslim in America

By Jon Sundby sundbyjo17@grinnell.edu A recent spate of bias-related incidents, including the shooting of two Indian engineers in Kansas and a string of vandalism at Jewish cemeteries, have brought hate crimes back into the forefront of America’s consciousness. Especially for Muslims, who were a rhetorical target for President Trump during his campaign, the threat of…

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Campus council discusses protests

By Reed Essex essexree@grinnell.edu SGA representatives at Wednesday’s campus council meeting continued to discuss the student protests of a talk given by Ken  Adelman ’67 and the subsequent meetings of President Raynard Kington with the student protesters. SGA Senator Riley Murphy ’19 began the conversation by explaining each of the events related to Adelman’s visit….

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CRSSJ prayer spaces

By Zane Silk silkzane@grinnell.edu Since news broke on Feb. 16 that the new site for the Center for Religion, Spirituality and Social Justice (CRSSJ) would feature much less space for Muslim and Hindu students, there has been strong public pushback from the affected students and the College community. Behind the scenes, members of the administration…

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Technology and Human Rights Symposium features Opal Tometi

By Michael Cummings cummings@grinnell.edu While the benefits of recent technological advances are frequently touted in the media and in society, such tech also has its drawbacks. This week, the Rosenfield Program dug deep into both sides of this coin with a symposium on technology and human rights. A diverse array of speakers came to campus…

Bruce Blonigen on Gender and Trade Policy

By Siyuan Du dusiyuan@grinnell.edu Bruce Blonigen, Philip H. Knight Professor of Social Science at the University of Oregon, gave a talk entitled “Gender and Trade Policy” on Tuesday, Feb. 28. He discussed trade policies and the impact of gender on different views of trade policies, both among the general population and among legislators in the…

Life During Wartime: Authorities on Democracy

By Max Fenton ’19 fentonma@grinnell.edu We are six weeks into the Trump presidency, and politics have already radically changed. Whether it is the cascades of information pouring from the White House, the administration’s blatant hostility towards the press, or President Trump’s own lack of political or military pedigree, all observers of politics can singly agree…

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…