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White Privilege Conference offers awareness to students

By Zane Silk silkzane@grinnell.edu Grinnell’s Office of Intercultural Affairs (OIA) is taking applications for a trip with 13 spots to the 18th annual White Privilege Conference (WPC) this April in Kansas City, MO. The WPC bills itself as a forum for examining concepts of privilege and oppression with a focus on race, as well as…

We don’t need bubble ambassadors, we need politics

On December 23, 2016, the Washington Post’s Grade Point blog published an article penned by our very own President Raynard Kington entitled, “College president: Schools can’t be blue islands in red states,” essentially a proposition for how academics should cope with and consider the nearby conservative presence in the Trump years. Unfortunately, there is a…

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Warren Buffett hosts students in Nebraska

By Carter Howe howethom@grinnell.edu Twenty Grinnell students travelled to Omaha on Nov. 18 to meet Warren Buffett, who has been dubbed the “Oracle of Omaha” and has previously served on Grinnell’s Board of Trustees. During the Center for Career, Life and Services (CLS) trip, students talked with Buffett about financial investment and professional success. Grinnell…

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Cakarmis ’17 goes to COP22

Earlier this month, the international community gathered in Marrakesh, Morocco, for COP22 — a climate change conference following up on the agreement reached one year ago at COP21 in Paris. Grinnell’s own Tea Cakarmis ’17, who previously worked with the UN agency on Education, Science and Culture (UNESCO) was invited by UNESCO and the nation…

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Mark Redito, Great Dane and Mike Gao to finish up Concerts

Halley Freger fregerha17@grinnell.edu Grinnell Concerts is hosting the last show of the semester tonight at 9 p.m. in Gardner Lounge. The fall lineup concludes with LA-based producers Mark Redito, Great Dane and Mike Gao. DJ and producer Mark Redito makes music that is powerful in its ability to be playful and hype as hell. His…

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Heldman on Anti-Rape Movements

Caroline Heldman, a professor at Occidental College, has spent years fighting against the injustices of sexual assault on college campuses. This week, Heldman came to campus to give a talk entitled “The New Campus Anti-Rape Movement”. Prior to their talk, The S&B met with Heldman to discuss their expertise. The S&B: In recent years, there’s…

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Grinnell’s first Social Class Awareness Week

By Lily Bohlke bohlkeli@grinnell.edu This week marks Grinnell’s first Social Class Awareness Week. Questbridge liaison Tim Burnette ’19 collaborated with the Questbridge team and Intercultural Affairs to plan a slew of events, including talks by professors, a student panel and a film screening. The week began on Monday, Nov. 14 with a first generation student…

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Republicans expand political power

By Michael Cummings cummings@grinnell.edu Thousands of political races across the country were decided Tuesday night, ranging from President of the United States to County Sheriff. While most eyes on campus were turned towards Donald Trump’s unexpected win, a number of races in Iowa may have lasting effects on the lives of Grinnellians and people all…

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Nyden wins award for children’s mental health activism

By Megan Tcheng tchengme@grinnell.edu Professor Tammy Nyden, philosophy, received the prestigious Isabel Turner Award at a ceremony hosted by the Iowa City Human Rights Commission late last month. The annual award recognizes the distinguished efforts and concerted volunteer contributions of human rights activists across the state of Iowa. Turner, for whom the award is named,…

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Tony Hawk to help fund new skate park

By Carter Howe howethom@grinnell.edu The Tony Hawk Foundation has recently donated to the local charity Imagine Grinnell to help with efforts to renovate the Bailey Park Skate Park. Imagine Grinnell received the 5,000 dollar donation after their grant proposal, written by Gail Bonath, Associate Professor Emerita, was accepted.   “The Tony Hawk foundation provides funding…