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UGSDW negotiates 2.7 percent pay raise

By Ben Mikek mikekben@grinnell.edu   After an extended labor dispute, the Union of Grinnell Student Dining Workers (UGSDW) has signed on to a new contract that raises the hourly wage for dining services employees to $9.50 per hour. The negotiations have gone on for several months.    “The College initially thought that no raise was…

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Climate Council hears from both sides of the argument

By Kate Irwin irwinkat@grinnell.edu   Last spring, the student group Divest Grinnell demanded that Grinnell College take further action to lower the institution’s climate impact. In response, the Grinnell administration has formed the Fossil Fuels and Climate Impact Task Force, which recommends actions to the board of trustees. The task force is comprised of three…

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Grinnell Artists: Bea Herce-Hagiwara

Jessica Kunzman kunzmanj@grinnell.edu “Figuring out how to get from Point A to Point B, having a goal of a final product but not knowing how to make it physically appear in the world and the process of getting there is so rewarding.” For Bea Herce-Hagiwara ’18, the “process of getting there” is what shapes her…

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Our Urban Future Gives Grinnell College “Something to Talk About”

By Amanda Weber weberama@grinnell.edu This week, the College hosted the symposium “Our Urban Future.” Talks were free and open to the public and took place Sept. 5 through 7 in Grinnell’s Joe Rosenfield Center. The symposium, sponsored by the Rosenfield Program in Public Affairs, International Relations and Human Rights, was designed to inspire awareness and…

Activist summit inaugurates year for social justice

By Seth Taylor taylorse@grinnell.edu On Monday night, an activist summit hosted by Morgane Garnier ’19 and Evan Feldberg-Bannatyne ’20 brought together activists representing various interests, backgrounds and issues to form a coalition of Grinnell College students implementing change. It marked the year’s first meeting of Grinnell Student Resistance. Those in attendance heard from Austin Frerick…

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Gender, Women’s and Sexuality Studies professor Leah Allen gains tenure track position

By Clara Larson larsoncl@grinnell.edu Professor Leah Allen has been given a tenure track position within the Gender, Women’s and Sexuality Studies (GWSS) department. Often, students do not notice changes in faculty’s tenure status, and as Allen noted, “these distinctions are not obvious to students, but they’re pretty meaningful.” Before receiving this promotion, Professor Allen served…

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Writers @ Grinnell: Roy Scranton

Roy Scranton is the author of “Learning to Die in the Anthropocene: Reflections on the End of a Civilization” and the novel “War Porn.” His essays, journalism, short fiction, and reviews have appeared widely. The S&B’s Saiham Sharif ’20 sat down with him to discuss his writing process, hurricanes and climate change. How would you…

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Lil Uzi “Luv is Rage 2” emits fresh sound

By Reina Matsuura matsuura@grinnell.edu Two Snapchats chirped at me during the illegal hour of 3 a.m. on Aug. 25. I had been alerted of my responsibility to listen to Lil Uzi Vert’s “Luv Is Rage 2” and report back with opinions ASAP. Officially rising out of the ashes in 2015, Uzi has already produced four…