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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

Linda T. Pear and Daniel A. Takacs, Cambridge, Massachusetts, welcomed twin boys into the world. “Peter and Ira are super cute and very loved by their big sister, Greta,” Linda reports.


Cornelia Kurtzman, Brooklyn, New York, joined the board of Badass Animal Rescue, an organization in its 10th year of saving dogs from high-kill shelters across the South. “Over the past decade we’ve saved 3,000 dogs — including my own three pups,” Nellie writes. “I highly recommend supporting your area rescue organizations. If you’re looking for a dog, please consider rescuing — #adoptdontshop. My day job is VP of marketing and publicity of children’s publishing for HarperCollins, and I love that, too.”


William P. Rice, Duxbury, Massachusetts, enjoyed returning to the Hill on Oct. 1 to celebrate “55 cause we’re still alive,” he jokes. “With great organizing by Lawrence F. Leventon, about a dozen of us made the trek for a very enjoyable weekend, which included a dinner at the Kenyon Inn, a seminar with author Paul Frederick ‘Fred’ Kluge ’64, and a farewell dinner at the Alcove (yes, it is still there). The first thing I saw as I approached campus was a tall construction crane. While many of the buildings we knew back in the ’60s still exist, the breadth of change is stunning. Many of us wandered down to the areas surrounding the KAC and were stunned to see acres of fields for every sport imaginable.”

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