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Column: The New Brumaire by Jenkin Benson ’17

bensonje17@grinnell.edu Last weekend’s nationwide #NoBanNoWall airport protests fully displayed the ruthless and conniving nature of Silicon Valley’s entrepreneurial upper echelon, particularly in New York City. Uber, an app based car service most renowned for its status as a more palatable taxi alternative and a company that refuses to acknowledge its drivers as employees, acted as…

Letter to the Editor: Daring to be Different

I remember the night I received an email to join the Grinnell Science Project (GSP) like yesterday. It was penned by Joyce Stern. I read it excitedly and then rushed into my parents’ bedroom – I had been accepted to join another pre-orientation program! By virtue of birth I am an American, born in New…

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Professor speaks: trusted news sources

In a political climate that has people feeling like if they tear their gaze away from their phone for too long, they might miss the announcement of World War III, keeping up with the latest media can sometimes feel like a life or death situation. When it comes to biases, fake news or Facebook feeds…

The College’s Title IX Statement on DeVos

To our community:   We do not know the direction (and many fear the direction) that Betsy DeVos, Secretary of E​ducation, will take regarding Title IX.  What we do know is that the College will continue to provide support (both confidential and private resources) to students, faculty, and staff who have experienced some form of…

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Autumn Wilke made new assistant dean for disabilities resources

By Steve Yang yangstev17@grinnell.edu Autumn Wilke will serve as Grinnell’s new Assistant Dean for Disability Resources, taking on part of the role vacated by Jennifer Krohn’s retirement and continuing her work on disability and accessibility on campus, according to a campus wide email sent out on Jan. 24. Wilke has been the coordinator of disability…

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Immigration ban sparks response by students and administration

  By Lily Bohlke and Mira Braneck bohlkeli@grinnell.edu & braneckm@grinnell.edu Since the inauguration, President Donald Trump has signed 18 executive orders. One of these, signed on Friday, Jan. 27 entitled “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States,” restricts travel from seven predominantly Muslim countries, prevents refugees from entering the country for…

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Kumail Nanjiani ’01 to speak at this year’s commencement

By Nandita Banik baniknan@grinnell.edu At this year’s graduation ceremony, stand-up comedian, actor, writer, podcast host and Pakistani-American Kumail Nanjiani ’01 will join the ranks of Zadie Smith and Judith Butler in addressing the class as a commencement speaker. Most recently, Nanjiani has lent his voice to Prismo for the Emmy Award-winning animated series “Adventure Time.”…

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Grinnell Republicans form new campus organization

By Zane Silk silkzane@grinnell.edu In a time of dramatic political events on the national level, two first-year students are shaking up campus politics by reviving Grinnell’s Republican club. Russell Abernathy ‘20 and Pete Zelles ‘20 hope their chapter of campus Republicans will increase political diversity and provide a platform for like-minded students. In high school,…