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SGA election brings out record votes

By Kevin Hong When the posters and advertisements are all around campus, people know the annual SGA campaign season has come. This year, 10 candidates ran for three positions. Holden Bale ’12 and Gabe Schechter ’12 ran for SGA president. Cyril Afeku ’13, Christopher Dorman ’12, Raghav Malik ’13, Francisco Reveriano ’13 and Avery Rowlison ’13…

FreeNet presents at NYU conference

By Darwin Manning & Peter Sullivan There is a phenomenon going on in the technology world that spreads way beyond what Mark Zuckerberg created. The Grinnell Free Network Movement group, founded this year, is working towards creating a non-hierarchical computer network to provide internet to the city and College. Grinnell’s organization is the first student-led…

Wisconsin Chaos hits home

By Kelsey Roebuck On Feb 8, 2011, newly elected Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker proposed a plan that increased the amount many workers in the public sector would have to pay into their pensions and healthcare as well as end collective bargaining rights for the unions. Now, over two weeks later, the state and the Grinnellians…

Most SGA initiatives pass

By Avery Rowlison Students made their voices heard this week by voting for student initiatives for spring semester 2011. Some of the issues voted on this semester were the creation of an Accessibility Awareness Group, the availability of class booklists at pre-registration, the purchase of two more defibrillators, the installation of water filters around campus…

Q&A: Danielle McGuire talks rights

As part of Black History Month, the College brought Danielle McGuire, author of “At the Dark End of the Street:Black Women, Rape and Resistance—A New History of the Civil Rights Movement from Rosa Parks to the Rise of Black Power,” to discuss sexuality and civil rights. How’d you get interested in this sort of work?…

SGA releases statement of student values

By Avery Rowlison Following up on a Joint Board resolution, SGA recently drafted a Student Statement of Values for Grinnell. Throughout the year, an SGA committee met weekly to write the Statement of Values. They began by brainstorming values that they thought were important to students on campus. “We found that they fell into three…

Kington promotes green Grinnell

By Kevin Hong President Kington went green on Wednesday at two town hall meetings to discuss environmental issues. Kington, along with Environmental & Safety Coordinato Chris Bair and other staff members, announced plans to create a new Environmental Steering Committee to organize environmental groups on campus and talked about the College’s environment and sustainability issues….

Dog days are over in JRC fair

By Christopher Squier On Tuesday evening, students tossed pancakes and wore beer goggles that simulated various levels of inebriation. This wasn’t a simulation of hell week, but rather the annual Wellness Fair, designed to lift students’ spirits during the typically gloomy Iowa February. Grinnell College Wellness Coordinator Jen Jacobsen ’95 has helped organize the Wellness…

Thoughts on a free Egypt

By Nate Powell- Palm & Mariam Asaad The streets of Cairo erupted in shouts, dances and embraces last Friday as news came that President Mubarak was stepping down after thirty years in power. Mubarak’s resignation came eighteen days after hundreds of thousands of protestors started gathering in Tahrir Square demanding his abdication. While indescribably happy…

Q&A: Northwestern’s Timothy Breen on revolutions

Timothy Breen, William Smith Mason Professor of American History at Northwestern University and author of eight books, visited Grinnell yesterday to deliver a lecture entitled “A Rumor that Almost Sparked the Revolution Two Years Before American Independence.” He discussed the events of September 1774 in Boston in which fallacious reports of British attacks on the…