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College inaugurates 13th president

By Darwin Manning Grinnell College inaugurated Raynard Kington as the 13th President in its 165-year history on a sultry Saturday afternoon on central campus. The College celebrated the day with a variety of events intended to display the values of Grinnell. The day started with a focus on service and the Grinnell College community participated…

Social Justice Prize recipients announced

By Elise Gallant Yesterday in Herrick Chapel the Young Innovator for Social Justice Prize was awarded to Erik Glustrom and Boris Bulayev (jointly), Rabbi Melissa Weintraub and James Kofi Annan. Glustrom and Bulayev worked with refugees in Uganda to start Educate!, a program designed to empower the refugees by giving them access to schooling. “We…

SGA, CRSSJ restore full service job

By Kevin Hong Grinnell College will hire a full-time Community Service Coordinator to take the burden off the current one, Howie Stein. This is not the first time the college will have a full-time community service coordinator, but five years ago, it was rolled into the RLC position. Eventually, the duties were taken over by…

Journalist finds humanity in media, politics

This past week, Richard Benedetto, a professor at American University’s School of Public Affairs and ex-White House reporter for USA Today, lectured in JRC 101 and visited English and Political Science classrooms on campus. His lectures, “What it’s like to cover the White House” and “Political Coverage: Who Are the Media Talking To, Voters or…

Alcohol focus of Harm Reduction Committee

The Harm Reduction Committee (HRC) is finishing up their review of the College’s alcohol policy this week. Last year, President Raynard Kington asked the HRC to review the policy and compare it to the recommendations for alcohol policy revisions by the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) that were created while Kington oversaw…

Students take complete voting control over JudCo

Beginning next year, Judicial Council (JudCo) will be comprised entirely of students, eliminating the faculty vote currently held by Professor Brian Jaworski, Physical Education. A faculty member will remain on the council to act as a nonvoting advisor, as will Dean of Students Travis Greene. “We’ll still be able to provide guidance and ask questions…

First year wins ISO Presidency

The International Student Organization elections last week ended in surprise when Natalie Richardson Gentil ’14 was elected President after taking third in a close first round vote. Rachael Hitchins ’13 and Cyril Afeku ’13 tied for (26.9%) ahead of Richardson Gentil (26.1%) in the first round of elections. Because these numbers are so close, the…

Book drive for South Sudan starts soon

Students in South Sudan may soon receive worn copies of books like “House on Mango Street” and “Ain’t No Makin’ It” from Grinnell students. SGA started a book drive for Sudanese schools last week and will place bins around the school where students can drop off their used copies of books. “The purpose of the…