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“Haven” educates on sexual misconduct

By Megan Tcheng tchengme@grinnell.edu All Grinnell students are now required to complete an online course called “Haven: Understanding Sexual Assault.” The program is offered through EverFi, a Washington-based education technology company, and aims to provide information about sexual misconduct on campus. Haven is part of the Title IX committe’s movement to foster dialogues about sexual…

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FBI Agent: Cyber hackers threaten college security

By Jon Sundby sundbyjo17@grinnell.edu For most of our online-savvy generation, an email from a foreign country asking for a bank account number would immediately end up in the trash bin. But what if the email was sent in your boss’s name and was asking you to send some money through the bank? Or maybe just…

Kesho Scott in Iowa African American Hall of Fame

By Julia Echikson echikson@grinnell.edu For her work in activism, Professor Kesho Scott, Sociology, will be inducted into the Iowa African American Hall of Fame on Nov. 4 along with three other inductees. The Iowa African American Hall of Fame in Des Moines aims to reward African Americans who have made a positive impact in their…

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Connelly Lecture examines Foucault and race

By Candace Mettle mettleca@grinnell.edu Postcolonial theorist Rey Chow presented the Connelly Lecture on Friday, Oct. 14. Named after late Grinnell English professor Peter Connelly, the annual lecture offers insight into the work of distinguished scholars. Chow presented her work “Foucault, Race and Racism,” which will be published in “After Foucault” by Cambridge University Press. “We…

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Kwan campaigns for Clinton

By Michael Cummings cummings@grinnell.edu Grinnell received a visitor of Olympic proportions this week when the Hillary Clinton campaign brought two-time Olympic medalist Michelle Kwan to Saints Rest on Wednesday to promote early voting. Kwan, who won medals for figure skating in the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan as well as the 2002 Winter Olympics…

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Campus Safety deals with structural changes

By Megan Tcheng tchengme@grinnell.edu On any given night, Grinnell College’s Campus Safety officers can be seen making their evening rounds across campus. Donning new red, polo uniforms, the College’s safety force tends to fade into the background of campus life. In the past year, however, the Department of Campus Safety has taken on a series…

Minimum penalties for sexual assault at Grinnell? Administrators, faculty reflect on Brock Turner bill and Title IX

By Emma Friedlander friedlan@grinnell.edu California Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 2888 into state law last Friday, mandating that persons convicted of sexually assaulting an unconscious or intoxicated victim must serve a prison sentence and may not receive probation. The bill was inspired by the June sentencing of Brock Turner, a 19-year old Stanford University…

Annual Clery reports released

By Lily Bohlke bohlkeli@grinnell.edu Each year, Grinnell College publishes an Annual Security Report and an Annual Fire Safety Report. Often called the Clery Report, the release of this information is mandated by the federal government in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. This year, the report…

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Grinnell Prize winners announced Organizations receive awards for service

President Raynard Kington awarded the Grinnell Prize to Diana Jue Rajasingh and Jackie Stenson. Rajasingh and Stenson won the Grinnell Prize for their work in co-founding Essmart, an organization which helps small, remote villages in developing countries gain access to life-improving technologies such as solar powered flashlights and improved cookstoves. The Grinnell Prize was also…