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Biology major Katherine Crawford ’22 takes to the field to discover whether male and female birds have different flight abilities.

Kianna Scott-Winn '23 and Cajuan Harris '22, friends from New York City, enjoy a picturesque October day on Middle Path.

When in Seattle

Traveling to Washington's largest city? Resident Abbe Jacobson '89 has some tips.

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'Children of God'

Stories by David Lynn '76 cross continents while navigating the dramas of inner life.

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Book Shelf

Explore new releases from members of the Kenyon community.

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Join the Kenyon Alumni Book Club

Get back to the third floor of Ascension or campus coffee shop state of mind by discussing today’s trending literary works.

The Kenyon Review and the Office of Alumni Engagement have joined forces to create an online forum just for Kenyon readers. A new selection will be voted on every few months, and participants will share reactions, critiques and insights in a moderated forum.

In honor of the 2019 Kenyon Review Literary Festival award winner, the inaugural selection was T.C. Boyle’s “The Relive Box and Other Stories.” The next selection will be “The Vexations” by Caitlin Horrocks ’02. Sign up today at bookclub.kenyon.edu.

Flashback: The Black Student Union

Organized in 1969 and formally recognized in 1970, the Black Student Union (BSU), which celebrated its 50th anniversary in September, addressed the need for support for the growing number of black students at Kenyon. In the 1974 Reveille, Geraldine Coleman Tucker ’74, the first woman president of the BSU, wrote, “The Black Student Union has become the central organ of the black students at Kenyon. It provides a forum in which we can exchange ideas and work toward the improvement of campus life for both present and future black students.”

Capturing the Campus Cat

After graduating, Anna Katherine Zibas ’19 missed seeing Moxie, Kenyon’s beloved, unofficial campus cat. So she “decided to make art out of him,”
she writes. “Here he is surveying his kingdom.” 

Postcards and prints of the illustration are now for sale at the Kenyon College Bookstore.

Class Notes

Recent Class Notes
’72

The Rev. Preston Lentz was ordained a priest last April 6 in the Episcopal Diocese of Hawaii. “The service took place at St. Christopher’s Church,” he updates, “which was our home parish when Mary Ann, the children and I lived in Hawaii in the 1980s. I will continue working full time with Cadinha & Co. The six-year process leading to ordination has been fascinating and life-altering.”

’04

Alexander L. Barron finished his seventh year in the English department at Boys’ Latin School in Baltimore, where he teaches ninth grade and AP language and composition. His 3-year-old twins occupy most of his “free time,” Alex writes.

’81

Margaret P. Calkins, Moreland Hills, Ohio, researches and consults regarding environments for people living with dementia. “Striving hard for work-life balance,” Maggie writes, “promising myself not to work more than 40 hours a week. Then there is time for wood-turning and silk painting.”

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