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Housed as always at 1432 East Street, Campus Safety saw many changes this year, including to its name.

Campus Safety deals with structural changes

By Megan Tcheng On any given night, Grinnell College’s Campus Safety officers can be seen making their evening rounds across campus. Donning new red, polo uniforms, the College’s safety force tends to fade into the background of campus life. In the past year, however, the Department of Campus Safety has taken on a series…

Minimum penalties for sexual assault at Grinnell? Administrators, faculty reflect on Brock Turner bill and Title IX

By Emma Friedlander California Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 2888 into state law last Friday, mandating that persons convicted of sexually assaulting an unconscious or intoxicated victim must serve a prison sentence and may not receive probation. The bill was inspired by the June sentencing of Brock Turner, a 19-year old Stanford University…

Annual Clery reports released

By Lily Bohlke Each year, Grinnell College publishes an Annual Security Report and an Annual Fire Safety Report. Often called the Clery Report, the release of this information is mandated by the federal government in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. This year, the report…


Grinnell Prize winners announced Organizations receive awards for service

President Raynard Kington awarded the Grinnell Prize to Diana Jue Rajasingh and Jackie Stenson. Rajasingh and Stenson won the Grinnell Prize for their work in co-founding Essmart, an organization which helps small, remote villages in developing countries gain access to life-improving technologies such as solar powered flashlights and improved cookstoves. The Grinnell Prize was also…


BCC discusses black experience at Grinnell

The Black Cultural Center (BCC) held a discussion called “POC at a PWI” on Thursday. The discussion was led by Laika Lewis ’17 and Jordan Brooks, Assistant Director of Intercultural Affairs. It aimed to offer a space for people of color at Grinnell to talk about what it’s like to be enrolled in a predominantly…

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 Students register others to vote outside of the Spencer Grill in the JRC.

Harrison, Trish hold voter registration marathon

By Candace Mettle Professor David Harrison, French, and Professor Barb Trish, Political Science, registered dozens of Grinnell students to vote at a non-partisan voter registration drive yesterday in the JRC. The duo hoped the drive would incentivize students to register early before Election Day, as well as check their registration status. “A couple of…

Evans spoke about humanity Thursday.
Photo contributed.

John Evans on what it means to be human

Everyone reading this article is (probably) a human. But what exactly does that mean? On Thursday, sociologist John Evans gave a talk on campus on what it means to be human. This week, the S&B’s Cassidy Hilburn talked with Evans about his research. The S&B: How would you describe your presentation? What is your visit…

Rothman spoke last Monday. Photo by Xiaoxuan Yang.

Natalie Rothman: historic diplomacy and a same-sex love affair

Natalie Rothman, associate professor of history at the University of Toronto, visited Grinnell last Monday night to share the story of a torrid love affair in early modern Istanbul. Rothman’s presentation analyzed a same-sex relationship between a dragoman, or Ottoman translator-diplomat, and Venetian barber in the sixteenth century Venetian embassy. By means of this microhistory,…

The new contract is likely the first of its kind to be negotiated between a union of student workers and a private college. Photo contributed.

Union of students approves contract with College

By Steve Yang The Union of Grinnell Student Dining Workers (UGSDW) has voted to support a tentative agreement that would raise the hourly base wage from $8.50 to $9.25 for all student employees of the Marketplace Dining Hall and provide an additional 75 cents per hour based on hours of experience. The agreement will…