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Iowa, redistricted

The new redistricting plan that approved by the Iowa legislature yesterday granted Grinnell new representatives in Washington, D.C. and Des Moines. This vote moves Grinnell from the current Third Congressional District to the new, more liberal First Congressional District that represents most of northeastern Iowa. The Third District includes all of Polk County, including Des…

South loggia poster burnings bring police

Several flier fires sparked the attention of more than just South Campus residents, spurring an uncomfortable debate on self-governance and campus safety. There have been three major incidents with a total of 30 burnt fliers since October, prompting Grinnell Fire Chief Dan Sicard to propose two unpopular options. “We could either install a camera in…

Dotty Slick leaves to pursue master’s degree

Intercultural Affairs Associate Daria “Dotty” Slick, who recently returned to campus after being placed on academic leave last semester, is leaving again to go back to school this May for a master’s degree in social work. Slick worked on the Peer Connection Pre-Orientation Program (PCPOP), served as a mentor to the Posse 5 group from…

Tuition up six percent

The cost of attending Grinnell is going up. The College will increase the comprehensive fee by 6% next year, to $49,144, and financial aid by 9%. Because the College meets all demonstrated need, if students’ need rises many will actually pay less tuition next year. For example, between 2010 and 2011, tuition increased by 3%…

Grinnell rides wave of publicity

Since the beginning of the academic year, Grinnell College has been featured in two segments on The Today Show and several articles in the New York Times and other major newspapers, and the Huffington Post recently published a column by President Raynard Kington about the importance of a liberal arts education. This publicity is out…

AJust trains social justice leaders

Over the second weekend of spring break, AJust hosted a Social Justice Leadership Training event that gave students a four-day crash course in recognizing oppression. AJust is a student organization founded three years ago in response to hate crimes against the LGBTQ community on campus. “The intention is to train peer facilitators on campus who…

Q&A: Controlling water in the wake of floods

On Thursday, April 7, Connie Mutel, historian of science and engineering at the University of Iowa’s Hydroscience and Engineering Institute, delivered the convocation “Water In Iowa: From Gift to Curse and Back Again.” Mutel is an author of two recent books, The Emerald Horizon: The History of Nature in Iowa, and A Watershed Year: Anatomy…

Panel held on ethics of investing

On Tuesday afternoon, the chairs of the Student Investment Committee, Anna Hall ’13 and Sarah Goff ’11, held a forum to discuss the social responsibility of the investment of the College’s investment. The forum touched on the unintended consequences of investing in socially responsible endeavors. The panel members were Trustee Fred Little ’53, who sits…