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Community Hour to bring campus together

By Caleb Forbes forbesca@grinnell.edu The creation of a new campus event, Community Hour, was announced last Friday, Aug. 25 in a special campus memo. This new series will bring the campus together at 11 a.m. on Tuesdays, when no classes or meetings are held. Although this time slot has previous been used for lectures held…

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Fitness Center introduces new policies

By Julia Echikson echikson@grinnell.edu The Grinnell College Athletic Department and student-athlete group Queer Athletes and Allies (QAA) are launching an initiative to make the Bear Athletic Center more accessible for students. “A lot of things in the Bear [Athletic Center] needed to be improved, in general. But also more importantly, we [Grinnell College Athletic Department]…

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2021 brings demographic shift

By Ben Mikek mikekben@grinnell.edu The Department of Admissions has welcomed a new noteworthy class to Grinnell’s campus. Census day, when official statistics will become available, is still half a week away, but the Admissions Department was able to preview the Class of 2021’s achievements.  The new class in many ways represents a continuation of long-term…

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OCR administratively closes the College’s Title IX investigation

By Alice Herman hermanal17@grinnell.edu In a special campus memo released Wednesday, Aug. 30, President Raynard Kington addressed the closure of a two-year long investigation by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) into allegations of “discrimination on the basis of sex and also retaliation” against students by Grinnell College.  “[The College] will…

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The College furthers its plan on the “Zone of Confluence”

By Jackson Schulte schultej@grinnell.edu Since 2013, Grinnell College has been buying properties in downtown Grinnell in what has been dubbed the “Zone of Confluence” initiative. Recently, the College has upped its investment in the project, purchasing three more properties downtown.  Spearheading the initiative for the College is the Office for Community Enhancement, under Monica Chavez’s…

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College administrators temporarily close Bob’s and Lyle’s

By Lily Bohlke bohlkeli@grinnell.edu Bob’s Underground Cafe and Lyle’s Pub, two formerly student-run businesses, will close operations for the 2017-2018 academic year. Bob’s Underground will be available for reservations and Gardner events. Lyle’s Pub, however, due to liability issues surrounding liquor licenses, will not be accessible to students at any time.    In past years,…

Peace and Conflict Studies becomes a concentration

On May 1, the College faculty validated the concentration of Peace and Conflict Studies, which has been unofficially present at the College since 2004. Starting in Fall 2017, Grinnell students will be able to declare the concentration. Peace and Conflict Studies seeks to study the root causes of violence and strategies to resolve them. Multidisciplinary…

SGA passes anti-corruption resolution

Last week, the Student Government Association Senate voted to pass the American Anti-Corruption Act Resolution, which was written and brought to campus council by Evan Feldberg-Bannatyne ’20. This resolution affirms that SGA and the greater community of Grinnell College support legislation that upholds principles related to the productivity and efficiency of the U.S. government while…

Scholar of Roman History Explores Ancient Biography

What would it have been like to win a Greek poetry contest at age 11, in front of the Emperor? While this question may never be fully answered, Kathleen Coleman, James Loeb Professor of the Classics at Harvard University, presented her work on reconstructing a biography of exactly that 11-year-old boy. Coleman has worked to…