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Jump for Joy! Grammy-nominated musician Zak Morgan ’94 entertains children at a 2018 Reunion Weekend family concert.

Gund Gallery visitors admire “Bos taurus,” by Addison Wagner ’18, at the annual senior student art exhibition in May.

Comic Relief

Stand-up comic Delaney Barker ‘20 mines the college experience for laughs.

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A New Edition

With renovations complete, the Kenyon Bookstore embraces its role as a community hub.

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Kenyon in Quotes

“Participation in politics gives students clarity and enables them to understand their strengths.” — Diane Anci, vice president of enrollment management and dean of admissions, on the role activism can play in college admissions decisions, in the Atlantic.

Snapshots of Life on the Hill

Family Ties

Every year at Commencement, Kenyon alumni are invited to take part in the hooding ceremonies of their graduating children. Pictured here, Myles H. Alderman Jr. ’82 P’14, ’18, participates in the hooding of his son, Brooks H. Alderman ’18, on May 19. The younger Alderman graduated from Kenyon with a degree in political science.

Quad Pods

Four temporary modular units were installed on campus in the spring. Starting in the fall, the units will house library services and provide study space during construction of the new library. Three modular units on Ransom Lawn, totaling about 14,000 square feet of space, will host the library’s core services, including circulation, research and reference, Helpline, special collections and archives, public printers, periodicals, new books, computer workstations and study spaces. A
3,000-square-foot modular building between Watson and Norton halls will provide seating for more than 100 students.

Bells of Success

Kenyon’s third annual Bell-A-Thon raised $687,044 in donations with the help of 1,075 donors and a one-to-one trustee match. Live streamed from the belltower of the Church of the Holy Spirit, the event featured performances from student groups such as the Kokosingers and ballroom dance team, and conversations with professors like P.F. Kluge ’64 and Perry Lentz ’64.

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Class Notes

Recent Class Notes
’90

Julia Griner and her husband spent eight years in Paris but have moved back to Rome and set up a cooking school: “With Pino’s years in NYC restaurants and our catering company and private culinary education courses in France, England and Italy, it seemed natural to open our own school here in Trastevere,” she writes. “It’s a dream come true. Pop in for caffé and biscotti; Kenyon folks in Rome for 50th birthdays, we will be happy to spoil you with 50 percent off any class (grano-farina.com).”

’82

Mary “Molly” Poling Elkind relocated to Santa Fe, New Mexico, after holding a solo show of her tapestries in Atlanta. She looks forward to continuing to weave and teach.

’12

Sally A. Wilson updates: “Still in Africa, mostly Mozambique, working in the national parks. When in Maputo, I make organic soaps and tend chickens.”

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