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Faulconer Gallery screens “Of Gods and Men”

by Emma Friedlander friedlan@grinnell.edu The student curated exhibition “En Voyage: Hybridity and Vodou in Haitian Art” in Faulconer Gallery continued its event series last Wednesday, Feb. 22 with a film screening of “Of Men and Gods.” The documentary explores the lives of openly gay vodou practitioners in Haiti and the relationship between their sexuality and…

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Grinnell Singers to perform with Al-Bustan Takht Ensemble

by Jackson Schulte schultej@grinnell.edu On Sunday, Feb. 25, the Al-Bustan Takht Ensemble will perform in collaboration with Grinnell Singers in Sebring-Lewis Hall. The concert will be the first of its kind in the world and is an opportunity that Professor John Rommereim, music, and the Grinnell Singers are not taking for granted. The relationship between…

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“Black Music in The Fight For Civil Rights” to be performed

by Mayo Sueta suetamay@grinnell.edu On Monday Feb. 26 from 8 to 9 p.m., the Harris Cinema will be featuring “Black Music in The Fight for Civil Rights,” a musical performance and presentation addressing the relationship between African American music and the Civil Rights movement. Damani Phillips, associate professor at the University of Iowa School of…

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Writers@Grinnell welcomes Ocean Vuong

by Mayo Sueta suetamay@grinnell.edu For this week’s Writers@Grinnell event, the College welcomed poet and essayist Ocean Vuong to campus. He read from his debut collection of poetry, “Night Sky with Exit Wounds,” which won the 2018 T.S Eliot Prize, the Whiting Award, the Thom Gunn Award and Forward Prize for Best First Collection, and was…

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Grinnell Artist: He Jinlin ’18

by Ahon Gooptu gooptuah@grinnell.edu Passions do not always start out as passions. Sometimes, we discover that the activities initially forced on us by our parents become something bigger and more important in our lives. For He Jinlin ’18, her story as a dancer began with a “literally painful experience.” He has been dancing since the…

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Students explore Theater and Dance through MAP

By Kate Irwin irwinkat@grinnell.edu This year, Liana Butchard, Dru Greenwood and Charlie Rosenblum, all ’18, are each working on Mentored Advanced Projects (MAPs) in the theater and dance department. Each MAP is unique to the person and reflects their interests, both inside and out of the classroom. Unique to the College, MAPs are projects where…

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Grinnell Artists: Calvin Tang

By Lily Böhlke bohlkeli@grinnell.edu Music major, member of the band Migratory Birds and jazz enthusiast Calvin Tang ’20 has always been interested in music. His parents used to play classical music around the house, and as a child whenever he passed a music store he would very quickly be sitting in it, tinkering around with…

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Ferguson discusses post-Grinnell theater life and performs “I’m a slut, Sababa”

By Saiham Sharif sharifsa@grinnell.edu On Sunday Feb. 12 at 6 p.m., Caitlin Beckwith-Ferguson ’14 discussed her experiences with theatre and presented a staged reading of her one-woman play “I’m a Slut, Sababa.” The discussion, which was facilitated by Professor Craig Quintero, theatre and dance, enabled students to learn from Ferguson’s experiences. Ferguson majored in English…