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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.
Society & Politics
In conversations about race, be curious and open, racial justice educator Debby Irving '83 says.
Stand-up comic Delaney Barker ‘20 mines the college experience for laughs.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
Nicholas T. Hargreaves-Heald started a master’s at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy last fall. Nico researches irregular warfare, non-state armed groups and innovations in asymmetric conflict. After graduation in 2019, he hopes to secure employment with an intelligence organization or think tank in Washington, D.C. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with his girlfriend, Claire R. Dutton ’14.
Tamara Parson made a career shift to restaurant management and now leads the team at an exciting brand new place on the public square in Mount Vernon, Ohio, called “The Joint,” a twist on a classic 1950s-style diner. “Check us out when you are in town for Reunion Weekend!” she recommends.
Col. Lester D. Alford and his wife, Judy, celebrated their Golden Anniversary with a trip to east Africa, where their daughter, Karen, is a nurse practitioner in the refugee settlements of Uganda. “Over 2 million refugees from six neighboring countries are in Uganda, with about 1,000 more arriving per day,” Les describes. Following their visit, Les and Judy went on safari in Tanzania and Kenya, a highlight of which was a celebration of their 50th wedding anniversary in a traditional Maasai ceremony.