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Olson and Kamin named for 2018/19 Barron Bremner Awards

Written by Ayam Shrestha Alyssa Olson (‘20) and Zachary Kamin (‘21) have been named the Barron Bremner Outstanding Athletes of the year for 2018/19 academic year. The winners were announced amidst an award ceremony held at the Kohawk Arena on Coe Campus this past Friday. This year marked the 25th iteration of this highest recognition for athletes at Coe and thus was witnessed by previous award recipients, board of trustees and alumni in a grandeur unlike past years. The awards were presented to the winners by Coe Alum Curt Menefree (‘87), who hosts Fox NFL Sunday for Fox Network. Coe wrestler Taylor Mehmen and Basketball player Nolan Timp were also finalists for the award in the men’s side. Likewise, Lauren French from women’s tennis team and Darby Manternach from the…

Coe Cancels Classes Amid Polar Vortex Emergency

Coe College joined several other schools in the District on Wednesday, January 30 when it officially cancelled classes because of weather conditions. Cedar Rapids was just one of the cities swept by a deadly polar vortex this week, that brought Arctic temperatures, as low as minus 22 degrees, on the Midwest. As Wednesday saw record-breaking temperatures, Coe decided to put the students’ safety first and cancel classes from Tuesday, January 29 at 4:30 pm to Thursday, January 31 at 12 pm. “It’s always tricky to predict weather several days out, so we waited to act until we knew it was going to hit Cedar Rapids and be as bad as predicted,” said Provost Paula O’Laughlin. “Once the severity of the Polar Vortex hitting Cedar Rapids was clear, it was equally…