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Climate Council hears from both sides of the argument

By Kate Irwin irwinkat@grinnell.edu   Last spring, the student group Divest Grinnell demanded that Grinnell College take further action to lower the institution’s climate impact. In response, the Grinnell administration has formed the Fossil Fuels and Climate Impact Task Force, which recommends actions to the board of trustees. The task force is comprised of three…

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Garden brings local vegetables to the Dining Hall

By Caleb Forbes forbesca@grinnell.edu The new Grinnell College Garden displays the efforts of countless volunteers in the form of giant, vibrant, leafy goodness. An extensive collection of individuals have contributed to a community effort to make sustainable gardening happen, and the fruits of their labor have been provided to the Dining Hall as well as…

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Our Urban Future Gives Grinnell College “Something to Talk About”

By Amanda Weber weberama@grinnell.edu This week, the College hosted the symposium “Our Urban Future.” Talks were free and open to the public and took place Sept. 5 through 7 in Grinnell’s Joe Rosenfield Center. The symposium, sponsored by the Rosenfield Program in Public Affairs, International Relations and Human Rights, was designed to inspire awareness and…

Activist summit inaugurates year for social justice

By Seth Taylor taylorse@grinnell.edu On Monday night, an activist summit hosted by Morgane Garnier ’19 and Evan Feldberg-Bannatyne ’20 brought together activists representing various interests, backgrounds and issues to form a coalition of Grinnell College students implementing change. It marked the year’s first meeting of Grinnell Student Resistance. Those in attendance heard from Austin Frerick…

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Gender, Women’s and Sexuality Studies professor Leah Allen gains tenure track position

By Clara Larson larsoncl@grinnell.edu Professor Leah Allen has been given a tenure track position within the Gender, Women’s and Sexuality Studies (GWSS) department. Often, students do not notice changes in faculty’s tenure status, and as Allen noted, “these distinctions are not obvious to students, but they’re pretty meaningful.” Before receiving this promotion, Professor Allen served…

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Student Union pushes for wage

By Julia Echikson echikson@grinnell.edu The Union of Grinnell Student Dining Workers (UGSDW) is fighting to increase the hourly wages of Dining Hall student workers to $9.25 from $9.60. “Wage increase should be tied to tuition increase,” said Sam Xu ’20, the Union’s treasurer. The Union wants wages to reflect the 3.9 percent tuition increase. “Work…

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Grinnell College responds to the termination of Obama-era DACA program

By Alice Herman ’17 hermanal@grinnell.edu   This Tuesday, the Trump Administration called to terminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, an immigration policy set in place by the Obama administration that protected young people who had entered the U.S. before the age of 16 from imminent deportation. Trump Administration officials said that the…

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SGA pushes for College’s values

By Clara Larson larsoncl@grinnell.edu This semester, Student Goverment Association (SGA) has one primary goal — to foster Grinnell College’s core values. These values include social justice, respect, academics, equity and belonging.  “We all came here for something, and we just want to make sure that something is still here,” said SGA Vice President of Student…