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Tim Dobe wins grant to study Gandhi’s engagement with the Muslim community

By Saiham Sharif  sharifsa@grinnell.edu Professor Timothy Dobe, religious studies, won the prestigious Burkhardt Fellowship for his research on Mahatma Gandhi’s engagement with the Muslim community. The fellowship will provide Dobe with 95,000 dollars, as well as funds for research and associated costs. Through the fellowship, Dobe will spend the 2018-2019 academic year at Duke University’s…

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“Professors Without Borders” speak about evolution of identity from international backgrounds

By Zane Silk  silkzane@grinnell.edu Three professors gathered in JRC 101 on Thursday, March 6 to speak about their experiences coming to the United States and navigating their multiple identities here. The event, “Professors Without Borders: Identity and Sense of Belonging,” featured Professors Gemma Sala, political science, Marc Chamberland, mathematics, and Yee Mon Thu, biology. The…

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Mando Montaño Memorial Lecture brings Pulitzer-winning journalists

By Jon Sundby  sundbyjo17@grinnell.edu When Armando ‘Mando’ Montaño ‘12 first met Dale Maharidge, the two hit it off immediately. Maharidge was coming through to congratulate Montaño’s parents on their recent marriage, but instead of sitting around and talking with the adults, Maharidge and Montaño spent the day “goofing off.” By all accounts, however, this wasn’t…

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Sasha Kuzura ’17 and Ale Rodriguez Wheelock ’17 announced Watson Fellows

By Megan Tcheng  tchengme@grinnell.edu Two members of this year’s graduating class, Oleksandr “Sasha” Kuzura ’17 and Alejandra “Ale” Rodriguez Wheelock ’17, have been selected as recipients of the prestigious Thomas J. Watson Fellowship. As part of their award, Watson Fellows receive a 30,000 dollar to travel abroad and pursue an independently designed academic project. During…

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Stonewall Resource Center revamps SRC Coalition activist group

By Kate Irwin irwinkat@grinnell.edu The Stonewall Resource Center (SRC) provides numerous resources to Grinnell students such as a GWSS lending library, a library with queer literature, a clothing closet with free clothing for use by transgender students, a space for identity based support groups to meet and is also a place for students to just…

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Mohammed Khan speaks about being Muslim in America

By Jon Sundby sundbyjo17@grinnell.edu A recent spate of bias-related incidents, including the shooting of two Indian engineers in Kansas and a string of vandalism at Jewish cemeteries, have brought hate crimes back into the forefront of America’s consciousness. Especially for Muslims, who were a rhetorical target for President Trump during his campaign, the threat of…

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Campus council discusses protests

By Reed Essex essexree@grinnell.edu SGA representatives at Wednesday’s campus council meeting continued to discuss the student protests of a talk given by Ken  Adelman ’67 and the subsequent meetings of President Raynard Kington with the student protesters. SGA Senator Riley Murphy ’19 began the conversation by explaining each of the events related to Adelman’s visit….

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CRSSJ prayer spaces

By Zane Silk silkzane@grinnell.edu Since news broke on Feb. 16 that the new site for the Center for Religion, Spirituality and Social Justice (CRSSJ) would feature much less space for Muslim and Hindu students, there has been strong public pushback from the affected students and the College community. Behind the scenes, members of the administration…