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Community program pairs students, youth

By Mayo Sueta suetama@grinnell.edu For college students looking to get involved in the community in a positive way, the Grinnell Big Brothers Big Sisters Program is one great place to start. The program pairs a role model or “Big,” usually a college student or adult, with a “Little,” an elementary school child. The Big sees…

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Students teach course in Creative Movement

By Kate Irwin irwinkat@grinnell.edu Ruby Lynn ’20 and Jamie Friedman ’20’s weekly schedules look a bit different than those of most Grinnell students. Once a week for 45 minutes, Lynn and Friedman can be found at The Stew Art Studios in downtown Grinnell, teaching their Creative Movement course to children from the Grinnell community. The…

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Community Hour debates adoption of new Gift Acceptance Policy

By Kate Irwin irwinkat@grinnell.edu This past Tuesday, a Community Hour was held to discuss the current gift acceptance policy of the College and whether changes should be made to it. Those in attendance included current and former faculty members, individuals from the Office of Development and Alumni Relations, alumni and students. A group of concerned…

Tuition increases by second lowest percentage in five years

By Chloe Wray wraychlo@grinnell.edu On Jan. 10, a campus memo was sent out to Grinnell College students announcing the tuition and Comprehensive Fee Increase for the 2018-19 academic year. This notice sent by President Kington outlined a 3.31 percent increase in the total comprehensive fee, from $63,114 to $65,202. The comprehensive fee for each year…

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Saints Rest opens new kiosk location

By Amanda Weber weberama@grinnell.edu Frequent patrons of local coffee shop Saints Rest will be interested to learn of the upcoming expansion taking place within the business. A second location is being built in the form of a kiosk in Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company. Saints Rest owner Sam Cox was approached by the company in July,…

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Swim and dive ready for the Classic

By Quan Tran tranminh2@grinnell.edu This Friday and Saturday, Grinnell will host its Pioneer Classic for the eighth time. First held in 2011, the Pioneer Classic is an annual swimming and diving invitational started after the team moved into the new natatorium. “With the new natatorium, we could host large meets with greater ease. Invitationals hosted…

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Dance Ensemble opens “wd u harbor me”

By Mayo Sueta suetamay@grinnell.edu For their biannual performance, Dance Ensemble will be performing a piece called “wd u harbor me” this weekend. This semester, they have decided to use the set that was originally created for Craig Quintero’s “The First Time I Walked on the Moon” as their performance space. The dancers interact with projections…