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Admin, students reflect on Fall Fest

By Zane Silk silkzane@grinnell.edu Last month, Fall Fest replaced the annual campus tradition formerly known as 10/10 for the first time. Grinnellians involved in the organization of the substance-free event are now taking stock of where it succeeded and failed. Fall Fest was planned by a committee formed and chaired by Andrea Conner, vice president…

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Nyden wins award for children’s mental health activism

By Megan Tcheng tchengme@grinnell.edu Professor Tammy Nyden, philosophy, received the prestigious Isabel Turner Award at a ceremony hosted by the Iowa City Human Rights Commission late last month. The annual award recognizes the distinguished efforts and concerted volunteer contributions of human rights activists across the state of Iowa. Turner, for whom the award is named,…

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Group volunteers at Standing Rock

By Keli Vitaioli vitaioli@grinnell.edu 11 Grinnell students will make a supply trip to Standing Rock, ND beginning yesterday and returning Sunday. They will deliver banners, food, warm clothes and other donations that were collected and made in the week leading up to the trip. Planning began soon after massive support for the protests was expressed…

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New task force tackles mental health on campus

By Steve Yang yangstev17@grinnell.edu The Office of Analytic Support and Institutional Research and the RAND Corporation developed the “Mental Health and Support Networks Survey,” that will be sent to Grinnell students on Monday, Nov. 7. The questions will primarily focus on depression, anxiety and substance abuse, “the three most common issues related to mental health…

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Humanities and Social Sciences Complex narrows in on final design

By Zane Silk silkzane@grinnell.edu The ARH-Carnegie Planning Committee presented an update on the Humanities and Social Sciences Complex (HSSC) project on Oct. 31. The new plan includes significant renovations of Carnegie Hall and the Alumni Recitation Hall (ARH) and the construction of new North and South Pavilions. New renderings were presented at the event, along…

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Dissenting Voices combats campus sexual assault throughout semester

By Mira Braneck braneckm@grinnell.edu Throughout the fall 2016 semester, student group Dissenting Voices has been working to combat sexual assault and the culture that surrounds it on campus. This work cannot be done alone, which is why Professor Theresa Geller, English, has been collaborating with Dissenting Voices to provide faculty support to their cause. “A…

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Occupy 8th movement addresses police brutality

By Steve Yang yangstev17@grinnell.edu If you’re walking alongside the glass panes in the JRC that face 8th Ave., you would see a list of names in red lettering, each representing a person of color who has been killed in incidents with police forces around the United States. The list is meant to be jarring for…

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Central Iowa Family Planning to close Grinnell office

By Emma Friedlander friedlan@grinnell.edu Central Iowa Family Planning (CIFP) decided on Tuesday, Nov. 1 that it will be closing its Grinnell office effective Nov. 7, according to the Times-Republican. The closure of the Grinnell office will be accompanied by the closure of the Marshalltown office on Nov. 14, thus closing the last two remaining CIFP…

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Alum talks water sustainability

By Michael Cummings cummings@grinnell.edu Many Grinnell students have fond memories of their first-year tutorial, but for some, tutorial had an especially big impact. Deborah Swackhamer ’76, who returned to campus this week to give the Danforth Lecture in Chemistry, was inspired by her tutorial on water 40 years ago to dedicate herself to the topic,…