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Kington discusses health, jobs and nicknames

On Thursday, September 2, President Raynard Kington delivered the year’s first Scholar’s Convocation address entitled “Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health in the US: Patterns, Causes, Trends.” He spoke for just over an hour on interdisciplinary research in American health across racial groups and subgroups, covering topics such as health care availability and quality, mortality…

Imagine Grinnell receives community award

“Leave it better than you found it,” Claude Ahrens challenged the Grinnell Community in 1994. Ahrens’s words have since then become an annual award given by the Claude W. and Dolly Ahrens Foundation to the individuals, groups and organizations that leave the community better than they found it—whether through projects, programs or collaborative efforts with…

Unofficial student forum responds to BMI

About 40 students casually gathered on the second floor of the Joe Rosenfield ‘25 Center last Monday night to discuss their views on Cunnilingus, a private party that was recently named a bias-motivated incident by the College (see S&B 5/7). This unofficial forum allowed students to talk in small groups to try to understand the…

Nathan Clubb ’11 runs for office

There are more than 150 student organizations for Grinnell College students to choose from, but one particular club at Grinnell hopes to garner a lot of attention and support in the final days of the semester. That club is Nathan Clubb ’11, a rising senior and native of Sigourney, Iowa, where he is set to…

SGA calls for gender-neutral mission statement

In their final act of the semester, Joint Board hopes to make Grinnell a more accepting institution by encouraging change at the most basic level: by updating the College’s mission statement to be gender-neutral. On May 12, Joint Board passed a resolution proposed by Administrative Coordinator Ethan Struby ’10 calling for the College’s mission statement…

Beekeeping club finalizes plans

Bees are polarizing creatures—while loved by some, others are deathly afraid to go near a single one. And they’re coming to Grinnell. A student initiative passed at the beginning of this semester proposing student-run beehives on campus. Four beehives are already in Grinnell­—just not on campus. The club’s founders, Ian McCallum-Cook ’12 and Griffin Smith…

Town to host first annual Grinnell Games in June

Grinnell will certainly be bringing out all its tricks for the community showcase during the first annual Grinnell Games, a rare event featuring action and alternative sports. The event will begin in grand fashion with the opening of the new Aquatic Center—located at 80 8th Ave between Bailey and Lions Park—on Thursday June 3 at…