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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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Kington vocalizes support for undocumented students

By Emma Friedlander friedlan@grinnell.edu President Raynard Kington signed two statements in late November affirming the College’s continued support for undocumented students.  The first statement is an open letter to President-elect Trump, published in “Inside Higher Ed” on Nov. 18. It asks Trump to condemn the hate speech that is performed in his name and has…

A Finals Week Survival Guide

So, if you take anything from our column this semester, it should be to use the resources around you to take care of yourself in a way that works for you. As a very wise [2013]er wrote on the wall in Bob’s, “Self-care is not selfish, it’s an act of survival.”

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Dance Ensemble’s Borro(we)d emphasizes community

Nora Coghlan coghlann17@grinnell.edu Themes of community, love, friendship, trust and intimacy will all be explored this weekend through the Theater and Dance Department’s Dance Ensemble performance of Borro(we)d. Artistic Director Waewdao Sirisook led this semester’s Dance Ensemble. At the beginning of the semester, the ensemble sat down to discuss themes that they would like to…

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Student directed One Act Play Festival opens tonight

Zane Silk silkzane@grinnell.edu After months of studying direction, planning auditions, selecting plays and holding rehearsals, this semester’s directing class will showcase their work at the One Act Play Festival this Friday and Saturday. The festival will include five works directed by Luis Rojas ’18, Ben Charette ’17, Lauren Fenton ’17, John Kim ’18 and Ayo…