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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…

Dotty Slick rehired

By Alyce Eaton, eatonaly@grinnell.edu Two months ago, Daria “Dotty” Slick of the Diversity and Achievement Office was placed on an administrative leave. Students who had interacted with Slick in her work as the College’s Intercultural Affairs Associate were both surprised and dismayed at the decision. After an outpouring of student support, Slick returned to her…

Q&A: Nathan Clubb ’11

This past semester, Nathan Clubb ’11 found a very real-world extracurricular: he ran for public office. While still a full-time student, Clubb campaigned for a seat in the Iowa House representing his home District 76, the district next to Grinnell’s. Clubb, a Democrat, lost the election, but won 34% of the votes against the Republican…

Surprising symposium looks at, what else – corn

This week, Grinnell played host to a three-day line up of events revolving around Iowa’s biggest economic asset. “Corn Belts: Iowa and International Agriculture,” sponsored by the Rosenfield Program, Center for Prairie Studies and Center for International Studies lasted for three days, during which it informed listeners in JRC 101. The week of events began…

Committee drafts values

Last year, Student Government Association (SGA) cabinet passed a resolution that they would write a statement of the College community’s values. Though a committee met a few times in the spring semester, a formal statement was never created. This year, however, SGA President Ben Offenberg ’11 and Dean of Students Travis Greene are pushing for…

SOA protestors receive funding

A group of Grinnellians will once again join around 20,000 people to take a stand against the School of the Americas (SOA). Now called Western Hemispheric Institute for Security Cooperation (WHINSEC), the SOA was founded in 1946 to provide advanced military training to powers of South America allied with the United States. The school’s mission…

Tutorials discuss ‘-isms’

Some students in this semester’s tutorials have been discussing issues that aren’t exactly on the syllabus. The Tutorial Task Force, comprised of Grinnell students, has been conducting workshops and panels concerning social justice in many tutorials since the beginning of the academic year. “The goal of the task force is to introduce conversations that happen…

AltBreak starts exchange

Over winter break, 10 Grinnell students will travel to southern Texas to learn about immigration as part of a new extension of the Alternative Break program. AltBreak is a student-led program that runs volunteer trips over Fall and Spring break. This year, Grinnell is collaborating with the University of Texas-Pan American (UTPA) to run a…