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Visiting Instructor of Spanish Agnė Karosaitė takes in “Nancy Spero: Maypole: Take No Prisoners,” which is on view at the Buchwald-Wright Gallery through May 18. Photo by James DeCamp.

Students clothed in a mix of late-19th century fashion styles gather on the lawn in front of Ascension Hall for a game of baseball. Photo courtesy of the College Archives.

President Julie Kornfeld and her husband, Fred Silverman (right), mingled with the hundreds of alumni who returned to the Hill as Kenyon celebrated Homecoming in September. Football alumnus Alex Dowell ’10 (left), came back for the induction of Alby Coombs ’07 into the Athletics Hall of Fame. Photo by James DeCamp.

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David Rose ’81 has introduced 21 Kenyon graduates to the financial industry. Meet four of his protégés…

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Kenyon in Quotes

“We need humanists conversant in AI who can critique and shape the future that AI may restructure. AI forces us to ask questions about what it means to be human.” — Professor of Comparative Literature and Humanities and Artificial Intelligence Scholar Katherine Elkins, delivering the 2023 Meredith Donovan Lecture at Mount St. Mary’s University in Los Angeles, in November

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Lost and Found

On a college campus as lively as Kenyon’s, it’s only natural that some things should go missing — and on the flipside, be discovered in unexpected places. Here’s a highlight reel of the season’s lost and found, sourced from campus email lists.

Knitting. Possibly lost in transit from a Fiber Arts Club meeting, the yarn-deprived owner described the missing craft project as being housed in a special pouch. “With a sheep on it,” of course. 

A black kitten. Found wandering outside the bookstore on a cold November evening, the feline  was taken in by some students for the night. 

Invisalign retainers. A self-described “Tooth Cinderella” announced her discovery of the dental gear “still wet with your spit” on the path to Peirce Hall. If the correct owner didn’t come forward, the finder declared that she would “have no choice but to visit the dwelling of everyone in the kingdom and put them in the mouth of every eligible creature until I find the perfect fit.”

Make way for ducklings. A Hydro Flask water bottle, bedecked in “a plethora of stickers” that includes a flock of baby ducks, was misplaced in the library. The stickers are still at large, though there have been occasional reports of quacks in the stacks. 

A plastic possum. A slightly terrifying  marsupial figurine was last seen on north campus, somewhere between the first-year quad and the NCAs. “It’s actually so sentimental to me,” said the owner, offering reward money in exchange for information about the possum’s whereabouts. 

A jean jacket. Last seen outside Gund Commons. In the event of foul play, the jacket’s owner offered the thief a warning. “It may seem generic,” she wrote, “but I know what my jacket looks like and will not hesitate to catch whoever is wearing my jacket on campus.” The denim garment was quickly returned. 

—Carolyn Ten Eyck '18

Class Notes

Recent Class Notes
’91

Lisa Timmel began a full-time job in Central Park this September after three years of volunteering. “My section is in the North Woods,” she explains, “one of the park’s ‘natural areas’ where we focus on cultivating and caring for native plants, keeping invasive plants under control, and less pleasant things like cleaning up trash left behind by park patrons. My favorite feature of my area is the native plant meadow at 102nd and the East Drive. Right now it’s full of goldenrod, rye grass, ironweed and asters and teeming with bees, hummingbirds and warblers.”

’96

“I’ve started teaching as an adjunct professor at Loyola University Chicago’s Quinlan School of Business, where I got my M.B.A. in 2008. It’s been fantastic engaging with undergrads, although grading really is a thing! I’ve also got a weekly radio show on WMXM. org, Mondays from 7 to 9 p.m. Central. If you’re into great music from different eras and genres, I invite you to tune in!”

Mark F. Haggarty

’88

Paul A. Baier declares, “Life in Boston has been good. I’ve been enjoying staying in touch with the Kenyon basketball team from our years. Also working with generative AI, things like ChatGPT, for business, and would welcome connecting with other AI enthusiasts.”

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