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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…

ITS external review to follow selection of firm

Grinnell College may restructure the Department of Information Technology Services (ITS). A resolution passed by the Board of Trustees asks that “the College employ external expert services to assess the current status of Information Technology Services and to recommend actions that might be taken to ensure that the College is discharging all of its information…