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Five student initiatives pass

By Megan Tcheng tchengme@grinnell.edu According to an email released by Grinnell College’s Student Government Association (SGA) on Tuesday, Nov. 8, five out of the six student initiatives proposed for the Fall 2016 semester have been officially passed. Student initiatives offer a platform for students to voice their opinions and propose potential improvements to campus life….

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Heldman on Anti-Rape Movements

Caroline Heldman, a professor at Occidental College, has spent years fighting against the injustices of sexual assault on college campuses. This week, Heldman came to campus to give a talk entitled “The New Campus Anti-Rape Movement”. Prior to their talk, The S&B met with Heldman to discuss their expertise. The S&B: In recent years, there’s…

Alexander ’97 talks race and pop culture

Lisa Doris Alexander ’17, associate professor of African American Studies at Wayne State University, returned to Grinnell this week to deliver a convocation lecture on what pop culture says about society, with a particular focus on race relations. Before speaking on Thursday, Alexander met with The S&B’s Philip Kiely to talk about her return ….

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Grinnell’s first Social Class Awareness Week

By Lily Bohlke bohlkeli@grinnell.edu This week marks Grinnell’s first Social Class Awareness Week. Questbridge liaison Tim Burnette ’19 collaborated with the Questbridge team and Intercultural Affairs to plan a slew of events, including talks by professors, a student panel and a film screening. The week began on Monday, Nov. 14 with a first generation student…

Rosenfield responds to Republican resurgence

By Lily Bohlke bohlkeli@grinnell.edu The Rosenfield Program is committed to public affairs, international relations and human rights, all of which are topics to discuss in the context of last week’s election results. Among events that the Rosenfield Program has planned in reaction to the Election, Professor Sarah Purcell, Director of the Rosenfield Program, moderated a…

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Grinnell students protest prominent Iowa Trump supporter

By Steve Yang yangstev17@grinnell.edu   On Friday, Nov. 11, Grinnell College Student Action (GCSA) led a group of over 60 Grinnell students to Des Moines to protest at the office of Cultivation Corridor, where Bruce Rastetter, the sitting president of the Board of Regents that overlooks Iowa’s public universities, also has a seat on the…

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Chalking over hate

  By Emma Friedlander friedlan@grinnell.edu Grinnell’s 8th Ave. was transformed into a canvas of love and support on Saturday when Intercultural Affairs hosted Replace Hate outside of the Joe Rosenfield Center (JRC). The event invited the Grinnell community to decorate the street with chalk art, which took the form of warm messages and phrases as…

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Campus responds to Trump victory

By Emma Friedlander friedlan@grinnell.edu Grinnellians flocked to various locations throughout campus Tuesday night to view the results of the 2016 general election. Anticipation of a sweeping Hillary Clinton victory turned to surprise, shock and fear for some as they were hit with the realization that political outsider Donald Trump would win the United States presidency….

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Republicans expand political power

By Michael Cummings cummings@grinnell.edu Thousands of political races across the country were decided Tuesday night, ranging from President of the United States to County Sheriff. While most eyes on campus were turned towards Donald Trump’s unexpected win, a number of races in Iowa may have lasting effects on the lives of Grinnellians and people all…

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…