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Clery reports show decrease in reported crimes

By Ben Mikek mikekben@grinnell.edu   At the beginning of October, the Department of Campus Safety released the Grinnell College’s annual reports on crime and fire safety at the school. The reports help the College comply with a federal mandate to report crime statistics, the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics…

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Task Force discusses College-owned Poweshiek Petroleum Corporation

By Jackson Schulte schultej@grinnell.edu   As the College’s Fossil Fuel and Climate Impact Task Force and the Board of Trustees wrap up their meetings this week, participants acknowledged the College’s need to address its carbon footprint, the way the endowment supports the fossil fuel industry and the College’s rights to profitable oil extraction in Texas,…

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Community questions College’s relationship with NRA president

By Alice Herman and Candace Mettle hermanal17@grinnell.edu, mettleca@grinnell.edu In the wake of the most deadly mass-shooting in U.S. history, community members of both the City of Grinnell and the College mourned the deaths of 59 concertgoers in Las Vegas, Nevada. Concerned residents representing the College and the City have encouraged a frank community discussion on…

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Alumnus returns to speak on international nuclear threats

By Clara Larson larsoncl@grinnell.edu   Greg Thielmann ’72 spent 30 years in foreign service for both the Senate Intelligence Committee and the Arms Control Association, serving in Brazil, Germany and Russia. His career gave him decades worth of experience in understanding and analyzing nuclear arms issues from the perspective of multiple branches of the U.S….

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Poet Wilson Okello discusses introspection through prose

By Gabe Loewenson loewenso2@grinnell.edu Wilson Okello, doctoral fellow and instructor at Miami University in Ohio, came to Grinnell on Thursday, Sept. 28 to give a convocation lecture about how to affect change in society and how to live in the wake of crisis. Okello specializes in using poetry to “generate critical self-reflection, inspire confidence and…