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Dining Hall Union approves tentative agreement to raise wages

By Steve Yang The Union of Grinnell Student Dining Workers (UGSDW) has voted to support a tentative agreement, which would raise the hourly base wage from $8.50 to $9.25 and provide an additional 75 cents per hour for more experienced workers. The agreement will go into effect on Oct. 1, pending approval from President…

"He Named Me Malala" emphasizes development in peace building. Photo contributed

Peace Day celebrated with “He Named Me Malala” film screening

By Mineta Suzuki World leaders, NGOs and even Ringo Starr celebrated The International Day of Peace on Wednesday, Sept. 21, but at Grinnell, the Peace and Conflict Studies (PACS) Program Committee observed the day with a film screening of “He Named Me Malala.” The acclaimed documentary traces the footprints of the youngest Nobel Peace…

Admin address social class awareness

By Steve Yang Tim Burnette ’19 published “An Open Letter to President Kington,” addressing troubling statements made by President Kington regarding social class at Grinnell, in the Grinnell Underground Magazine (GUM) two weeks ago. In response to the article, SGA released a survey concerning social class awareness at Grinnell on Sept. 19. Burnette’s letter,…

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Investigating college rankings

By Philip Kiely The United States Department of Education recently released its inaugural update to the College Scorecard. Unlike the U.S. News & World Report and similar college rankings, the College Scorecard provides only raw data and statistics and does not impose a definitive ranking. This data includes annual average cost, graduation rate and…

Sales is teaching a short course on Asian-American activism this semester. Photo contributed

Joy Sales ’13 talks Asian American Activism

Three years after graduating from Grinnell, Joy Sales ’13 is back on campus to teach a short course on Asian-American activism, a key topic to her doctoral research at Northwestern University. The S&B’s Abraham Golden recently sat down with Sales to talk about her time at Grinnell and how her life has unfolded since graduation….

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Early voting encouraged in Grinnell

By Megan Tcheng As the election season nears its November finale, voters across the country are gradually preparing to cast in their ballots. While some voters may still be experiencing cold feet or confusion surrounding their candidates of choice, many political supporters are already poised to finalize their votes in pen and paper. For…


Third parties candidates: an alternative option or a wasted vote

By Graham Dodd Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are potentially the most disliked presidential candidates in American history. While many voters feel forced to pick one of the two, others are searching for alternatives. Professor Barbara Trish, Political Science, says this has created a rare opportunity for third parties and independents, which are typically…


Senator seats prove tough to fill

By Philip Keily The Student Government Association (SGA) held senator elections last week and announced the College’s 18 new senators on Tuesday, Sept. 14. Senators are elected every semester and hold an important position on campus, with duties ranging from budget approval to communication with administration. However, it can be difficult to get students…

Anita Dewitt, Bailey Dann and Rachel Aaronson serve on this year's SGA executive cabinet. Photo contributed.

SGA cabinet outlines upcoming actions

By Keli Vitaioli This year’s Student Government Association (SGA) cabinet, headed by President Anita DeWitt ’17, is placing its emphasis on the support of all students. With the National College Health Assessment results reporting that around 30 percent of Grinnellians feel lonely, the cabinet will be finding ways to express to students the importance…