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Jessica Ferrer '17 puts the finishing touches on a piece constructed with window screen and sewing pins before Open Studio Night, where senior art majors open their studios to campus visitors.

Woo Jeon '18 and Jordan Glassman '17 celebrate Jeon's goal against the Trinity University Tigers in the third-round action of the NCAA Division III men's soccer tournament.

"I started collecting water from the place I visited .... each was from a distinct and separate location and had a markedly different makeup." — Katie Lovins '17, who creates photographic negatives from evaporated ocean water.

Kenyon in Quotes

"Hopelessness is the enemy of justice. Your hopefulness is necessary." — "Just Mercy" author Bryan Stevenson, speaking in Rosse Hall

Highlights from a record-breaking season


For the Lords soccer team, a remarkable run ended in the NCAA Division III tournament’s quarterfinal round. The Lords defeated their first three tournament opponents (Maryville, Lynchburg and Trinity) by a combined 9-1 score, but a heart-wrenching, double-overtime 1-0 loss to Tufts University capped the campaign.

The team went 20-3-0 and established the program’s single-season record for wins. Goalkeeper Sam Clougher ’17 was named an Academic All-American and finished his career as Kenyon’s all-time leader in shutouts (45).


John Rinka ’70 was inducted into the Small College Basketball Hall of Fame as a member of the inaugural class. Rinka was a three-time All-American who scored a Kenyon-record 3,251 career points. During his four-year career, he averaged 32.9 points per game, a mark that still ranks sixth all-time among all NCAA players.


The Ladies field hockey team captured its fourth conference tournament title and registered a 2-1 win at Elizabethtown College in the NCAA tournament before being eliminated by No. 2-ranked Salisbury University. Fifth-year head coach Jacque DeMarco became the program’s all-time leader in wins with a 72-30 record.

Class Notes

Recent Class Notes

Greta N. Scharnweber is associate director of the Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies at NYU, working over the fall with a “cool indie band called Mashrou’ Leila from Beirut,” she writes, part of her graduate workshop on the intersection of music and politics. “I have been thinking about my Kenyon years recently,” she adds, “because I am planning this spring to bring my son to Morocco, where I first went during junior year abroad.”


Brooke E. Hauser and Addison D.S. MacDonald '01 write that her biography of Helen Gurley Brown, “Enter Helen,” recently came out in paperback, while Addie manages the theater at the Academy of Music in Northampton, Massachusetts.


David Diao, New York City, returned to Gambier this fall for the first time in over 50 years when the Gund Gallery mounted a show of his recent work, titled “America Beckoning.” He also recently hosted dinner for Charles H. Lynch III, Peter Scarlet and Jeffrey W. Way and their spouses.

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