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MBA Students to Meet with Financier, Medal of Freedom Recipient Warren Buffett

Warren BuffettA group of 20 University of Iowa MBA students will meet with newly minted Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient Warren Buffett and talk about his ideas about business and finance on Friday, Feb. 18 in Omaha.

The visit is part of a Buffett tradition, where he invites management students from across the country to the headquarters of his company, Berkshire Hathaway, and answers questions for two hours.

Buffett also buys them lunch at his favorite restaurant, Piccolo Pete’s, and the students tour two Omaha-area businesses owned by Berkshire Hathaway, the Nebraska Furniture Mart and Borsheim’s Jewelers.

This is the third consecutive year that students from the University’s Tippie School of Management have attended the annual event. It comes just three days after Buffett received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama in a White House event on Tuesday.

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