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Sofia Elizarraras ’23 works on a beetle experiment in her “Experimental Animal Behavior” course, while Harry Styles looks on. Photo by Rebecca Kiger.

Photographer Dannie Lane ’22 captured the foot traffic on Middle Path during a January snowstorm.

Katie Orefice ’23 (center) and her teammates await a possible rebound during the women’s basketball team’s loss to Oberlin on Feb. 9. Photo by Seijin Kim '22.

Kenyon in Quotes

"The freedom that I had in that lab opened internships and job opportunities for me. It made me who I am today — a curious scientist."
— Edna Kemboi '16, reflecting on the organic chemistry class that helped launch her career

Kenyon in Quotes

"It’s part of our collective history. … Older students tell younger students. It’s another way of showing you are a part of the campus family."
— Keeper of Kenyoniana Tom Stamp '73, on the importance of telling campus ghost stories, in the Columbus Dispatch

Snapshots of Life on the Hill

Purple Goes Green

In a commitment to sustainability, Kenyon now owns enough renewable energy credits (RECs) to cover 100% of the College’s annual electricity consumption. The credits come from a large solar electricity generation development in Texas, because everybody knows the sun can be hard to find during Gambier Februarys. 

And You Thought "Freebird" Was Long

Music students Ethan Bonnell ’23 and Eli Hiton ’23 undertook the Sisyphean feat of performing the 20-hour “Vexations,” a work for keyboard by French composer Erik Satie that bears the inscription, “In order to play the motif 840 times in succession, it would be advisable to prepare oneself beforehand, and in the deepest silence, by serious immobilities.” “Chopsticks” it ain’t.

Unsung Salad Bar Heroes

AVI employees worked six days a week throughout the fall to cover worker shortages in Peirce, including during COVID-dictated quiet periods requiring boxed meals. 

Class Notes

Recent Class Notes

“All is well in Wilmette, Illinois, with the Clark family. My son James moved from professional soccer to marketing and sponsoring LPGA and PGA events with a new company, Outlyr. My oldest daughter, Annie, following the path of her mom and dad, is in law school at Washington University, hoping to become a disability lawyer. My youngest daughter teaches computer coding to children. I spent the last year helping companies across the country develop their COVID safety and health programs. In September, I had a wonderful night out in Baltimore with Thomas G. Taylor ’80, William B. Cook ’81 and David Holeman. In June, I was proud to see Adam E. Reed ’15 and the Michigan Rattlers play the Lincoln Hall in Chicago — amazing what a classical music degree from Kenyon can lead to!”

Brent I. Clark


“Here we are tiptoeing toward 80! A couple of years ago our daughter, director of a major lab at Georgia Tech, decreed that we would no longer spend the winters at our farm in the mountains of Vermont, with its ca. 1800 house five miles from the nearest village. Damn, it’s irritating when your kids are right. As a result, we now split our time about evenly between the farm and a retirement community adjacent to the Emory campus in Atlanta. I feared moving there, but it has been surprisingly wonderful. I no longer ride my bike thousands of miles a year on grand trips and Nancy has memory issues, so we sit in our rocking chairs contemplating interesting, productive and fulfilling lives.”

Philip J. Harter, Decatur, Georgia


Jennifer L. Wendler is in her second year of grad school at American University. “Most of my time is spent writing or thinking about my thesis, which I presented at the annual American University/George Washington University Symposium for Art History in late October,” Jenna writes. “When not having a quarter-life crisis about post-grad employment (round two), I run local trails, read books and explore D.C.’s many museums.”

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