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Campus tours show off the Jewel of the Prairie

By Chloe Wray wraychlo@grinnell.edu Each fall Grinnell College hosts two or three open houses for the Discover Grinnell Program. The program is geared toward high school seniors, and with each iteration of the event comes a more developed and enticing schedule to attract these students.    For the first time ever, there will be a…

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Constitution Day features debate over presidential pardons

By Ben Mikek mikekben@grinnell.edu On Sunday, Sept. 17, members of the Grinnell College community gathered to celebrate the 230th anniversary of the signing of the United States Constitution. Complete with mock champagne, a campus event that day featured a legal debate over a pressing question in contemporary politics: can the president pardon himself?    Professor…

Climate Impact Task Force holds first dialogues

By Caleb Forbes forbesca@grinnell.edu The Fossil Fuels and Climate Impact Task Force, a committee that was formed in response to student activism around divestment last year, organized a series of events that took place this week in JRC 101. One of the dialogues facilitated by the task force, titled “Managing Grinnell’s Endowment, Trustee Stewardship and…

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Multiple bias incident reports lead to ACESS policy changes

By Vera Kahn kahnvera@grinnell.edu This week, Student Government Association (SGA) mobilized to change policies regarding the reporting of bias-motivated incidents in light of a recent incident. The bias-motivated incident in question occurred in Gardner Lounge during a party when a group of white attendee’s sang the n-word, which threatened many students at the party. The…

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Union plans to represent all student workers

By Kate Irwin irwinkat@grinnell.edu On the lawn of Nollen House on Wednesday, Sept. 20, the Union of Grinnell Student Dining Workers (UGSDW) announced their plan to unionize all student workers on campus. Until now, UGSDW has only included student dining workers. “We want to advocate for the rights of everyone on campus. We want to…

UGSDW negotiates 2.7 percent pay raise

By Ben Mikek mikekben@grinnell.edu   After an extended labor dispute, the Union of Grinnell Student Dining Workers (UGSDW) has signed on to a new contract that raises the hourly wage for dining services employees to $9.50 per hour. The negotiations have gone on for several months.    “The College initially thought that no raise was…