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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…

Former SGA Prez now Iowa Rep

At Grinnell, Chris Hall ’07 was elected President of the Student Gvoernment Association. On Tuesday, November 2, Hall won his election to represent Iowa’s second district, part of his native Sioux City, in the Iowa House. He spoke on the phone with the S&B’s Avery Rowlison about being elected a state rep. and his experiences…

Update: SGA works to enact student initiatives

Remember those Student Initiatives we voted on so long ago? Well, for those directly involved in the process, they are not such a distant memory. Those involved with hot-button initiatives regarding issues such as floor recycling, faster internet and free human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines are working through the various steps required to complete these student…

College enacts Hate Crime Reponse Protocol

Last Saturday night between 11 p.m. and 2:30 a.m., a room in Loose Hall was vandalized with threatening and homophobic messages spray-painted onto its wall. The incident has been legally recognized as a hate crime, according to a press release from Grinnell Police Chief Jody Matherly. The college’s Hate Crime/Bias-Motivated Incident Response Protocol (HCRP) was…

Hate Crime Response Protocol Updated

The College released a revised version of the Hate Crimes and Bias Motivated Incident Protocol last Tuesday after an ad hoc committee made changes based on community feedback. The protocol describes the process for responding to and preventing Bias Motivated Incidents (BMIs) on campus. BMIs are acts perpetrated against people or groups because of their…