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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…

SHACS introduces new psychiatrist

By Drew Ohringer The Student Health and Counseling Services (SHACS) has a new frequent visitor, and it’s not a student coming to talk about problems with linear algebra or a bad breakup. In addition to bringing in psychologist Stephanie Brown last year, SHACS now has a regular psychiatrist, Dr. Laura Van Cleve from Poweshiek County…

Posse Plus Retreat focuses on “Gen-Y”

By Mike Kleine Last year’s Posse Plus retreat challenged students and faculty to discuss the issue of race after Obama won the presidency, a topic that many described as emotionally charged. This year, attendants were invited to participate in a discussion on Millennials and the effects of technology on our generation. Though this year’s topic…

Student conduct stats released

By Solomon Miller Last fall, the numbers of major student conduct violations and alcohol-related hospitalizations were down, but more students were charged with minor drug offenses, according to the Student Affairs biannual Student Conduct report. The report covers thefts on campus, hospitalizations due to alcohol and anonymous summaries of each case brought before Judicial Council…

Spring break 2011: Alt Break, ReNew announce trips

By Kelsey Roebuck Alt Break and ReNew announced their spring break trips at a joint meeting on Monday, Feb. 7. The Alt Break trip leaders and ReNew coordinators presented five trip opportunities to nearly 100 interested students. “I’m really excited about the trips,” said Director of Social Commitment Doug Cutchins ’93. “There are really good…