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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

David B. Hutchinson describes working as a docent at the Crocker Art Museum as “an education for the senses and the mind, so that things in the world speak to me with a new voice. We discuss Ai Wei Wei, impressionism, master drawings, ancient Chinese burial figures, Apache sculpture … a heady mix of history, biography and creativity.”


Brenda W. Burman has been nominated by President Donald Trump to be the commissioner of the Bureau of Reclamation. Currently director of water strategy for Arizona’s Salt River Project (the Phoenix area’s major electric utility), Brenda would oversee the bureau’s 5,000 employees, who manage more than 800 dams and reservoirs in 17 Western states, providing farmers with irrigation water and consumers with about 15 percent of the nation’s hydroelectric power. If confirmed, Brenda would become the first woman to lead the bureau.


Dan E. Patterson stepped down after 25 years with the private equity firm he founded but will remain chair of the investment committee for four years — “or longer, if they will have me,” he adds. “Very fond memories of dear old Kenyon.”

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