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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.
Benjamin T. Adekunle-Raji is now a management and program analyst for the FBI. “I guess I’ve been living a double life, though,” he writes, “because off hours I’ve been working on publishing my first poetry book while posting an obnoxious amount of poetry and spoken word content to my website (benjaminraji.com). I’m also building a collective of artists (kingdomknight.co).”
Liliana E. Martinez lives in Dubai, working as a security specialist at International SOS and Control Risks, advising clients on travel risk around the Middle East and Africa. She gets to use her nine years of Arabic (started at Kenyon!) and background in Middle East studies. This spring she traveled to Thailand.
“If good fences make good neighbors, passable singers make good, long-lasting friendships. I still see James S. Hecox ’69, Paul G. Keiner '70, Eric B. Herr '70 and others. Eugene R. Mancini '70 lives on the wrong coast but remains one of my best friends. Time spent singing with old friends is my favorite connection to Kenyon.”
— E. Robert Plunkett, Andover, Massachusetts