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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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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

Michael S. Epstein, Cincinnati, notes, “Wife Mary M. Mason and I spent a great long weekend with Timothy J. Barry and family early last summer. Had a really great time catching up! I don’t know how the rest of you are celebrating your 50th birthdays, but for mine, I got a tattoo. My first. One that commemorates the most important risk I ever took, kissing Mary for the first time. Of course that happened at Kenyon, and the great tie-in is the tattoo is the GPS coordinates of that fateful smooch, translated into Hebrew and in the form of a tree. In my work life, I deal with risk and response all day long; to this day, after nearly 1,000 incidents from hurricanes to security issues, none have scared me as much


After 46 years of teaching at the secondary school level, J. Bradley Faus retired to Charleston, South Carolina. “We remoeled our home and moved in this fall. We plan to summer on the Maine coast and winter in Charleston while spending time visiting our children in Denver. I am building a studio and will be focusing on making art in addition to pursuing various environmental, social and political interests. Stay in touch (jbfaus4@”


Willow Green updates, “My first year of living, working and dancing abroad is coming to an end.” They completed their Fulbright ETA grant in Israel in July. “While living in Jaffa, I joined an incubator of local choreographers in Jerusalem at MASH (Machol Shalem), and I developed a new work, culminating in my international artistic premiere and present-ing my solo ‘what is offered’ at MASH and Kelim.” Willow then went to Seoul, South Korea, to present thesis research with Professor Julie Brodie at the International Council for Kinetography Laban conference. “Then, I did a summer dance intensive with Oriantheatre in Paris, a lovely company with which I am now excited to take on my new role as intern producer.” Willow continues to freelance as a writer, researcher, choreographer, and performer.

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