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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…

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Technology and Human Rights Symposium features Opal Tometi

By Michael Cummings cummings@grinnell.edu While the benefits of recent technological advances are frequently touted in the media and in society, such tech also has its drawbacks. This week, the Rosenfield Program dug deep into both sides of this coin with a symposium on technology and human rights. A diverse array of speakers came to campus…

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Standing rock activists share stories

By Jon Sundby sundbyjo17@grinnell.edu For those of us on the outside looking in, the saga of Standing Rock seems to be nearing its end. On Feb. 23, the Oceti Sakowin Camp, the largest of the camps on the Standing Rock Lakota reservation, was destroyed by a militarized police force. The native activists purposefully burned down…

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Grinnell’s commitment to transgender students

By Zane Silk silkzane@grinnell.edu Last week, President Raynard Kington reiterated Grinnell’s commitment to transgender students in a special campus memo. This followed the Trump administration’s rescindment of an Obama-era letter that provided guidelines for how colleges should support transgender students. Going forward, the College will be increasing the amount of gender-inclusive housing, streamlining Grinnell’s name…

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Bad Feminists/Bad Critics seminar to present debate on censorship of pornography from the perspective of the 1980 Sex Wars

By Lily Bohlke bohlkeli@grinnell.edu The sex wars of the 1980s were characterized by debates about the censorship of pornography as well as sex, sexuality and sexual practice. Today at 4 p.m., the two sections of the Gender, Women’s and Sexuality Studies (GWSS) senior capstone seminar “Bad Feminists/Bad Critics”  will be arguing against each other, each…