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Grinnell Prize winners announced Organizations receive awards for service

President Raynard Kington awarded the Grinnell Prize to Diana Jue Rajasingh and Jackie Stenson. Rajasingh and Stenson won the Grinnell Prize for their work in co-founding Essmart, an organization which helps small, remote villages in developing countries gain access to life-improving technologies such as solar powered flashlights and improved cookstoves. The Grinnell Prize was also…


Men’s Tennis competes in USTA/ ITA tournament

By Reed Cassell Essex essexxre@grinnell.edu Last weekend, the Grinnell College tennis team went to compete in regionals, against teams in the middle and upper Midwest. Jose Coloma ’19  described it as a “fun weekend.” Coloma, a second year tennis player at Grinnell, got furthest in this tournament on the College’s team and made it to…


All Worked Up: Grinnellians balance schoolwork and paid work

By Lily Bohlke & Mira Braneck bohlkeli@grinnell.edu & braneckm@grinnell.edu A big part of coming to college is learning how to balance classes, extracurriculars, a social life and for some, a job. Although school is all students’ priority, many students also prioritize work on and off campus in order to pay for living expenses. There are numerous…


Car burglaries rampant in Grinnell

By Phillip Kiely kielyphi@grinnell.edu Last month, the Grinnell Police Department (GPD) received fifteen reports of cars being burglarized. This recent rash of thefts has prompted an investigation from the GPD. “It’s something we take very seriously, we’ve allocated resources to look into it. … We do our best to investigate it and to ultimately find…


The Disenchanted “Deplorables”

With the presidential election a mere 31 days away, Hillary Clinton seems to be the consensus candidate. She enjoys the endorsement of dozens of major newspapers and hundreds of public officials, moderate Republicans are looking to her as a savior from their party’s nominee and she has been hailed for an unparalleled lifetime of public…

Evans spoke about humanity Thursday.
Photo contributed.

John Evans on what it means to be human

Everyone reading this article is (probably) a human. But what exactly does that mean? On Thursday, sociologist John Evans gave a talk on campus on what it means to be human. This week, the S&B’s Cassidy Hilburn talked with Evans about his research. The S&B: How would you describe your presentation? What is your visit…

Rothman spoke last Monday. Photo by Xiaoxuan Yang.

Natalie Rothman: historic diplomacy and a same-sex love affair

Natalie Rothman, associate professor of history at the University of Toronto, visited Grinnell last Monday night to share the story of a torrid love affair in early modern Istanbul. Rothman’s presentation analyzed a same-sex relationship between a dragoman, or Ottoman translator-diplomat, and Venetian barber in the sixteenth century Venetian embassy. By means of this microhistory,…

The new contract is likely the first of its kind to be negotiated between a union of student workers and a private college. Photo contributed.

Union of students approves contract with College

By Steve Yang yangstev17@grinnell.edu The Union of Grinnell Student Dining Workers (UGSDW) has voted to support a tentative agreement that would raise the hourly base wage from $8.50 to $9.25 for all student employees of the Marketplace Dining Hall and provide an additional 75 cents per hour based on hours of experience. The agreement will…

Astin poses with Louise Carhart '17 and Spencer Pajk '17. Photo contributed.

Actor Sean Astin campaigns for Clinton

By Louise Carhart carhartl17@grinnell.edu Grinnell and Hobbiton converged this Thursday, Sept. 29 when Sean Astin, who played Samwise Gamgee in “The Lord of the Rings” movie franchise, visited Grinnell in support of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. Speaking in the Grinnell Area Arts Council Stewart Gallery, the former Middle Earth resident implored students to realize the…