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"Students have a lot of influence on this campus," says Pooj Padmaraj '13."They're not just going to class." He talks about how his work as a campus concerts coordinator and his religious studies major are two parts of a holistic Grinnell experience in which academics and cocurriculars often complement and reinforce one another.

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