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Get to know your SEPCs: Economics

By Lily Bohlke bohlkeli@grinnell.edu The Economics SEPC, a group in equilibrium, has high supply and high demand at the same time. Noah Sebek ’17, Muhamad Sami ’17, Evelyn Weidman ’17, Dylan Ambrosoli ’18 and Anushka Joshi ’18 comprise the SEPC, which works together to give input to the Economics hiring processes, get to know professors…

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Background Noyce: Computer Science Students create Project Gadfly

By Andrea Baumgartel baumgart1@grinnell.edu Some people choose to call their elected representatives to press for change, but many others don’t—they might not know what to say, or know the best way to contact their representative. Luckily a group of Grinnellians organized over spring break to address this problem, and created a website, iPhone and Android…

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Grinnell “Fight Club” practices martial arts

By Graham Dodd doddhenr@grinnell.edu Grinnell College now has a Fight Club. Far from the grungy basements of its namesake, the club meets in the Bear’s Dance Studio, and members are encouraged to talk about it. Martial artists Philip Kiely ‘20 and Bogdan Abaev ‘20 decided to found the club when they met one day in…

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Women in computing ads vandalized

By Andrea Baumgartel baumgart1@grinnell.edu Elizabeth Zak ’18 is one of the co-leaders of the Women-in-Computing club (WIC). When she wanted to advertise a meeting, Zak did what one would normally do: she wrote “Women-in-Computing, Tuesday, 7 p.m., CS Commons” on a white board on the third floor of Noyce. The next day, the “Wo” in…

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Background Noyce: Professor Damian Kelty-Stephen

By Andrea Baumgartel baumgart1@grinnell.edu In “Background Noyce,” a staff writer investigates research, projects or otherwise interesting happenings in Noyce Science Center. This week, the S&B’s Andrea Baumgartel ’19 sat down with Professor Damian Kelty-Stephen, Psychology, to discuss motor coordination, nested systems and what humans have in common with honey bees. The one word that best…

United formed to connect activism groups

By Mineta Suzuki suzukimi17@grinnell.edu Words like “action” and “solidarity” are on the tip of the tongue of most Grinnell students. But a new student activist group, United, offers a fresh perspective on the ever-growing demand for social justice. “What makes us stand out is that we focus more on bridge building. We are trying to…

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Day in the Life: Nandita Banik

7:05 A.M. – Why did I think waking up early to study statistics would be a good idea? I should have done this last night. 7:30 A.M. – There are so many admitted students all over campus. They have no idea what they’re getting into. 9:32 A.M. – The statistics quiz wasn’t that bad. The…

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Grinnell College student parents share their stories

By Philip Kiely kielyphi@grinnell.edu Being a college student is a demanding job; classes, activities and work take up a lot of time for everyone. At Grinnell, several students balance these responsibilities with the incredible task of raising a family. There are millions of student parents in the United States, and though their challenges are not…

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Get to know your SEPCs: Computer Science

By Ridhika Agrawal agrawalr@grinnell.edu The SEPC for computer science consists of Ajuna Kyaruzi ’17, Michael Owusu ’17, Ying Long ’17, Aleksandar Hrusanov ’18, Lukas Resch ’19 and Maddie Kirwin ’19. The SEPC has many functions ranging from organizing events for students to serving as a medium of communication between the students and the professors. “Our…