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Advocates host sexual assault awareness week

By Louise Carhart carhartl17@grinnell.edu This past week two student groups led Sexual Assault Awareness Week in an effort to raise awareness and start conversations on campus. Grinnell Advocates and the Student Athletes Leading Social Change (SALSC) hosted several events throughout the week, ending with an event tomorrow. Following the administration’s attempts at curbing sexual assault…

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Kevin Gannon speaks on race as a historical and social construct

By Michael Sundby  sundbymi@grinnell.edu Kevin Gannon, professor of history at Grand View University in Des Moines, spoke in Harris Cinema about the social and historical construction of race on Thursday, March 2. In addition to his teaching position, Gannon is director of The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, and he also travels around…

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Meet your SGA executive candidates

By Lily Bohlke bohlkeli@grinnell.edu Grinnell’s SGA executive candidates for the 2017-2018 school year are now campaigning for votes. The election will begin Monday, Feb. 27 at 8 a.m. and end on Wednesday, March 1 at 8 a.m.There is a single round of voting in which voters rank candidates, write-in and no confidence votes included. If…

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Gender-inclusive housing committee works to improve housing

By Keli Vitaioli vitaioli@grinnell.edu The Department of Residence Life and the Gender-Inclusive Housing Committee conducted a survey last week to gauge student opinions on gender-inclusive housing in residence halls. While certain halls have both gender specific and mixed gender floors, the availability of gender-inclusive housing on campus remains limited. The committee is using this survey to…

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This year’s student initiatives

By Kate Irwin irwinkat@grinnell.edu The Student Initiative Fund (STIFund) provides a way for students to use campus funds to reform or contribute to Grinnell’s campus. Initiatives from the past have come to be staples of the Grinnell community, including campus bikes, the swing set outside Younker and to-go boxes. This semester, Max Hill ’20, Emily Burgess…

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Community Advisor position changes payment plan

By Keli Vitaioli vitaioli@grinnell.edu Beginning fall semester 2017, payment for Community Advisors (CAs) will switch from a $1,000 stipend each semester to a grant covering the cost of rooming through the College. Monetarily, this grant comes out to $5,856 per year. The 292.8 percent raise comes with additional job responsibilities and a cap on the…

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Ready to Run Iowa in Grinnell

By Andrea Baumgartel baumgart1@grinnell.edu On average, it takes seven asks for a woman to think seriously about running for public office. The Ready to Run campaign is trying to change that. Last week, Grinnell hosted the non-partisan program, which stems out of Iowa State University, via telecast. Thinking the program would be of interest to…

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CRSSJ and language houses to be relocated

By Zane Silk silkzane@grinnell.edu The Center for Religion, Spirituality and Social Justice (CRSSJ) will be downsizing and losing its Muslim prayer space at the end of the semester to make space for the construction of a new Admissions/Financial Aid Center at the southwest corner of 8th Ave. and Park St. Additionally, three language houses that…

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Off-Campus Safety Coalition begins training

By Zane Silk silkzane@grinnell.edu Many students feel that safety is lacking in the off-campus party scene, which has led Ella Williams ’19 to organize the new Off Campus Safety Coalition (OSC) to serve as an informal network of students with the skills to act when unsafe situations arise. To get things started, she helped organize…