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Student and staff address classism on campus

By Avery Rowlison Students, staff, and faculty gathered in JRC 101 in response to the bias-motivated incidences in the spring of 2010. It was during this exchange that Chaplain Deanna Shorb and Professor Tammy Nyden, Philosophy, realized that they had similar backgrounds as first-generation college students. They organized a dessert night and invited the campus…

Endowment investment group grows

By Kevin Hong Wall Street has come to Grinnell. Before this year, the Student Endowment Investment Group (SEIG) had to pick a promising stock, and hold on to it for at least a year. Now, they can buy and sell stocks like Gordon Gekko. “We can buy a stock on Monday morning and sell it…

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…