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Students hold divest action

Kelly Page pagekell@grinnell.edu   As the Board of Trustees held their third round of discussions on the possibility of Grinnell College divesting from fossil fuels on Monday, Nov. 6, student activist coalition Grinnell Student Resistance held a coinciding day of action.  Leading up to the Grinnell Student Resistance programming on Monday, the student activists undertook…

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DACA talk explores immigration policy

Amanda Weber weberama@grinnell.edu On Monday, Nov. 6, Grinnell College hosted a panel called “Policy in Practice: Supporting Undocumented and DACAmented students.” The talk was the most recent development in Grinnell’s commitment to community members affected by the termination of DACA. The talk, sponsored by the Office of International Student Affairs, American Studies and the Rosenfield…

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2017 tuition increase exceeds inflation: How need-blind admissions and increasing tuition coexist

By Alice Herman hermanal17@grinnell.edu As tuition prices soar nationally and college students anticipate an increasing burden of post-grad debt, Grinnell College remains one of a few institutions retaining the policy of need-blind admissions and meeting 100 percent of demonstrated need for admitted students. The College, however, has increased tuition dramatically over the past five years,…

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Trustees return to campus for final climate impact talks

Chloe Wray wraychlo@grinnell.edu On Monday, Nov. 6 and Tuesday, Nov. 7, the Fossil Fuels and Climate Impact Task Force held the last of three rounds of community dialogues on divestment and carbon footprint reduction that have occurred this semester. The goals of this week’s campus wide dialogue series were “open, transparent and participatory,” as described…

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Intersection between mental health and employment sparks discussions on protections for College members

Ben Mikek mikekben@grinnell.edu Financial aid packages for hundreds of students at Grinnell include on-campus jobs. This places work-study at the center of debates over inclusivity, particularly for students with mental illnesses who may face additional challenges in the workplace. For some on campus, the threat of negative consequences at work can be a serious stressor. …

CLS develops Career Communities, programs for humanities students

By Kate Irwin irwinkat@grinnell.edu The Center for Careers, Life and Services provides Grinnell College students with countless resources to help prepare for careers and give assistance with the application process for graduate school, externships and internships with alumni. In recent years, the number of domestic students taking the humanities has decreased. The CLS is working…

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Chief Reilly wants you to “Know Your Rights”

Lily Hamilton hamiltol@grinnell.edu   The police chief of the City of Grinnell, Dennis Reilly, gave a presentation entitled “Know Your Rights” during community hour this past Tuesday. Throughout the presentation, Reilly, who has been the chief of police since 2012, explained the types of encounters that members of the public may have with the police…

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CRSSJ opens house after much anticipation

By Molly Nelson nelsonmo@grinnell.edu The Center for Religion, Spirituality and Social Justice (CRSSJ) hosted an open house last Monday to establish its new building’s presence in the community. Near the corner of 8th Ave. and Park St., the relocated CRSSJ looks like any other Grinnell home. The house, single story and partially obscured by a…

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The S&B examines College partnership with Iowa Prison Industries

By Candace Mettle and Michael Cummings mettleca@grinnell.edu, cummings@grinnell.edu For approximately 25 years, Iowa Prisons Industries (IPI) — a non-profit extension of the Iowa Department of Corrections — has provided dorm furniture and renovations for Grinnell College. The College’s relationship with IPI concerns many students who believe a progressive college should not employ prison labor in…