The S&B sat down with President Russell K. Osgood to discuss a variety of issues including his time here at Grinnell. The interview was extensive and will be published in three parts. In Part 1, Osgood discusses his time before Grinnell and diversity at the College. Thank you for taking the time out to sit…
Real Men, which started in the fall of 2009, aims to spread awareness about sexual assault, and take much-needed steps to reduce the number of cases that occur at Grinnell College. According to the Campus Climate Assessment conducted in fall 2009, 17 percent of students thought that sexual assault was a problem at the college.
“[Real Men]’s purpose is to empower men, and all genders, really, but specifically men, to band together and help prevent sexual assault as opposed to being the perpetrators of it,” said P.J. Mahaffey ’11, the Senior SA in Clark Hall who was one of the original members of the group.
While watching MTV shows about extravagent coming-of-age celebrations, the meaning of a Quinceañera can be lost in the clutter of prime-time. However, the cultural and historical importance of the event is not reflected by an MTV-style outrageous party.
There are those certain moments in life, that although it may sound cliché are life changing, and ones where your life takes a dramatic new direction. This experience that took place on March 18 at about 6 p.m. was truly one of those moments for me.
The World Bank defines “moderate poverty” as living on less than two U.S. dollars a day, but the International Students Organization (ISO) begs to differ.
A year ago, a group of student activists met and formed the No Limits Project (NLP), a student group that aimed to push the administration to maintain commitments to social justice, among other reforms. The group published a list of demands sent to President Russell K. Osgood—demands that it has been working to achieve for…
Taking a stroll through downtown Grinnell, it is easy to feel somewhat out of place. Jimbo’s and Grinnell Coffee Company are gone and where once stood the entrance to Grinnell Fiberworks is Grinnell’s newest Mexican restaurant—Las Fajitas.
While the town may be best known for The Oxford Project—a book of stories and photographs of 100 Oxford residents (1/7 of the current population of the town) taken 20 years apart, by Oxford native Peter Feldstein—it was Augusta that brought us to Oxford on this particular night.
They have ranged from proposed dining hall changes—a common request—to a proposed name-change for the school itself–in 2006, 25 percent of students voted for Grinnell to be re-named the “Richard J Walker ’04 Conservatory of Awesomeness.” Over 100 student initiatives over the past 11 years have called for a plethora of various actions— the construction of a bordello, the devotion of a room in the JRC to bean bags, and the restoration of peace to the galaxy.
Grinnell students are known for their drive for social equality. But now, more students are turning beliefs into action.
More students are applying for programs during semester breaks like Alt Break and ReNew and programs for graduates, like Grinnell Corps and Teach for America (TFA), than any time in recent memory.