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Dear Grinnellians:

We are writing to you today to inform you that the Board of Trustees has received a letter from President Raynard S. Kington presenting a request from a substantial number of students, faculty, staff, alumni, and parents to divest from all investments in fossil fuels....

Dear Trustees:

In my role in the shared governance of Grinnell College, I have the responsibility to keep the Board apprised of recommendations about the direction of the College from the various College constituencies. In that role, I would like to inform you that a substantial number of...