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Social Justice Prize gets coordinator

Monday marked Melisa Chan’s first full day of work as the new Coordinator for the Young Innovator for Social Justice Prize. An environmental lawyer from Hartford, Connecticut, she found the job on the college website and thought it was the perfect fit for her. “I feel [the job] is an extension of what I have…

KDIC’s Listen Hear show cancelled

By Avery Rowlison Listen Hear, KDIC’s official news broadcast show, was recently cancelled by its director, Matthew Zmudka ’11, largely due to lack of interest and student workers for the broadcast. “The reporter core wasn’t enough to keep it going,” Zmudka said. Much of the burden fell on the shoulders of Hannah Kapp-Klote ’13, Zmudka…

Q&A: Controversial activist/writer Ward Churchill

On Thursday at 8 p.m., controversial activist Ward Churchill gave a speech in Herrick Chapel entitled “On the Nature of Violence: Observations on Genocide, Ecocide, and Omnicide.” The Voicebox, Grinnell’s umbrella organization for activist groups, invited Churchill as part of their program “Activist Week: Justice in Practice.” Churchill was a professor of Ethnic Studies at…

Eco groups may unite

Grinnell’s environmental groups may consolidate under the direction of a new Student Sustainability Coordinator position. Currently, there are three environmentally focused groups on campus: the SEC (Student Environmental Committee), the DEC (Dorm Environmental Coordinators), and the FTP (Free the Planet). Ethan Heppner ’11 came up with the idea to hire someone to coordinate the actions…

Seniors graduating early celebrate commencement

Grinnell College celebrated its mid-year commencement in JRC 101 on Monday for 24 seniors graduating this semester. President Raynard Kington, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College Paula Smith and Assistant Professor of Anthropology Brigittine M. French spoke, congratulating the students for earning their degree from Grinnell. The 24 seniors graduate in…

Established blog cites B&S

On Monday, political blogger Krusty Konservative of The Iowa Republican linked to Grinnell’s parody newspaper, the B&S, in an otherwise serious criticism of a recent Des Moines Register feature on President Raynard Kington. In an e-mail to the S&B, Krusty Konservative explained that the citation was intended as sarcastic. However, comments to the blog suggest…

Senator projects find mixed results

Unlike last year’s senators, this semester’s senators do not only serve their clusters as informational sources, but also by tackling different projects assigned at the beginning of the fall. This means that senators are not only responsible for keeping their clusters informed but also for implementing projects that affect different aspects of residential and academic…