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Go Forth! Grinnell Alums Impress: Sam Sellers ’00 Teaches and Inspires With Hip-Hop as Rabbi Darkside

A stage name like Rabbi Darkside carries certain connotations, but that doesn’t bother Sam Sellers ’00. Rather, it pleases him. “I’ve always liked shattering expectations,” said Sellers in a phone interview. This isn’t just talk. As an internationally known hip-hop artist, a self-proclaimed history buff, a public school teacher and a recently ordained minister, Sellers…

South Korean Ambassador addresses Grinnell

By Chris Lee  leechris@grinnell.edu Those who were lucky enough to grab a seat in the packed JRC 101 this Wednesday night were treated to the rare opportunity to see a foreign diplomat in action. This week, Grinnell hosted Dr. Han Duk-soo, South Korea’s ambassador to the United States and former Prime Minister. To celebrate new…

Grinnellian Opens Up a Tab for a Cause

By Mariam Asaad  asaadsye@grinnell.edu Grinnellians tend to complain about how much time they waste on the Internet, but now they have an excuse to spend time online. Kevin Jennison ’12 has come up with an idea that turns those guilty mouse clicks into money for charities around the world. Jennison, along with his non-Grinnellian friends…

Christian Group accused of discrimination loses student group status, splits into two

By Armando Montaño montanoa@grinnell.edu A divide in the Christian community at Grinnell College last semester over homosexuality led to the creation of a new student Christian group and caused the Grinnell chapter of national Christian organization InterVarsity to lose its association with the College. The former InterVarsity chapter Grinnell College Christian Fellowship (GCCF) will maintain…

Staff ed: Many harmed by exclusive policy

Each Grinnell student has the right to any belief and to any sexual orientation. Both of these rights are personal and together they can be contentious. However, our values as an institution compel us to uphold both, side by side. The S&B condemns the discriminatory policy of the Grinnell Christian Fellowship, formerly the Grinnell College…

College inaugurates 13th president

By Darwin Manning Grinnell College inaugurated Raynard Kington as the 13th President in its 165-year history on a sultry Saturday afternoon on central campus. The College celebrated the day with a variety of events intended to display the values of Grinnell. The day started with a focus on service and the Grinnell College community participated…