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Bruce Weindruch ’78 makes history

                Bruce Weindruch ’78 was recently invited back to Grinnell College as part of the Career Development Office’s Career Connection Program. Weindruch graduated from Grinnell with a B.A. in American Civilization and a minor in Education. He then went on to pursue a Ph.D from George Washington University…

Cook-Martin cooks up a new book

By Stephen Gruber-Miller grubermi@grinnell.edu Sociology Professor Davíd Cook-Martín unveiled his new book, The Scramble for Citizens: Dual Nationality and State Competition for Immigrants, at a reading on Tuesday. This is the first book Cook-Martín has published. It originated as his dissertation project at the University of California, Los Angeles, before evolving into an interdisciplinary study…

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Smith Gallery meditates with Lauren Caskey

By Christopher Squier squierch@grinnell.edu This week, the Smith Gallery wraps up an exhibition of intricate and outstanding work by Lauren Marzella Caskey ’13, entitled Meditations: On Line and Reflection. Through small-scale pen and colored pencil pieces, Caskey examines ideas of meditation within the context of the process of art making while hinting at broader subject…

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Flute festival fills Bucksbaum with music

By Meg Schmitt schmittm@grinnell.edu Grinnell let the “Flute Out of the Box” this past weekend in Bucksbaum with a daylong statewide flute festival and competition featuring guest artists and native Iowans of all ages in an annual celebration. The day’s events ranged from arranged warm-ups and workshops to professional performances and “Master Class” critiques from…

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First Writer@Grinnell, Randa Jarrar, maps home

By Fabiola Barral barralfa@grinnell.edu This week, Writers@Grinnell hosted novelist Randa Jarrar, a writer who was introduced by Professor Bakopoulos as having “great energy in her work along with political undercurrents.” It did not take very long for audience to see how spot on Bakopoulos’s description was. “Jarrar has an amazing voice present in her writing:…

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Panel discusses history of Versailles

By Antoinette Cudney cudneyan@grinnell.edu An interdisciplinary panel talked about Versailles as a space for history, culture, art and music on Tuesday February 26 in Faulconer Gallery. The presenters were Kelly Maynard, History; Jennifer Brown, chair of the Music Department; Vanessa Lyon, Art; and David Harrison, Professor of French and Director of the Center for International…

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Spotlight: Emilio Gomez ’15

                          Emilio Gomez, from Las Vegas, New Mexico, won both his singles matches this weekend against Lake Forest College and Knox College as well as his doubles match (with Elliott Czarnecki ’15) against Lake Forest. Last year, Gomez ranked #13 on the team…

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Intramurals unite campus

By Meg Schmitt schmittm@grinnell.edu Sporty and non-sporty, competitive and recreational, Grinnell’s intramural sports program is pretty well-rounded. Offering dozens of sports and activities each year, the spring semester is kicking off with some of the most popular. “We have four of our most popular leagues [coming up, including] flag football, basketball, soccer and sand volleyball,”…