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Leah Dunbar '20 captured campus during a morning stroll last fall: “There’ve been many perfect Kenyon mornings, but this one may have been the most magical."

Dannie Lane ’22 took this photo of the Henry Spencer Moore sculpture in the Science Quad before the campus closed in response to the pandemic.

A Drowning Dream

"I live in this moment, this breath," writes Laura Hillenbrand ’89 of her recovery from COVID-19.

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In Queerantine

A photo series by Ally Schmaling '14 celebrates queer personhood amid the pandemic.

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Book Shelf

Explore new releases from members of the Kenyon community.

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A New Medium

Senior studio art majors create a virtual gallery to showcase their final projects.

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Congratulations from John Green

Knowing that the newly admitted Class of 2024 would miss out on a traditional high school graduation, bestselling author John Green ’00 shared a message of encouragement and, as he’s apt to do, a good story. When Green missed his own Commencement, the late Professor of Religious Studies Donald Rogan threw him a non-traditional ceremony that was even more meaningful.

Watch Green’s message on YouTube.

The Best of Both Worlds

The “Music and Entrepreneurship” course taught by Professor of Music Ted Buehrer ’91 had a viral moment on TikTok thanks to a class visit from LA-based composer Kenneth Burgomaster ’91.

Maeve Griffin ’23 recorded a clip of the Zoom video conference in which Burgomaster explained how he used samples of Miley Cyrus’ voice to write a series of short transitional riffs for the TV show “Hannah Montana” — micro-compositions that have found fame in their own right as a popular TikTok sound. 

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View Griffin's TikTok post.

Kenyon From Your Couch

Amid concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic, Kenyon has suspended all on- and off-campus alumni events. Stay connected with your fellow alumni by joining one of our virtual "Kenyon from Your Couch" events, which range from readings and discussions to campus tours and performances.

View the full list of virtual events.

Class Notes

Recent Class Notes
’90

Daniel C. McGuire, Mendham, New Jersey, is in his 15th year (and third as CEO) with Homeless Solutions Inc., “the largest provider of homeless shelter and services in Morris County, New Jersey,” he informs. “Every day at the helm is different. For stress relief, I have ‘geeked out’ on disc golf, playing in more than half a dozen tournaments last year.” Dan notes that his wife, Meredith Beever McGuire ’91, enjoys teaching preschool.

’88

Beth Miyashiro Vivio and her husband survived their first year as business owners in St. Petersburg, Florida, she updates. “Our company, Corporate Fitness Works, is doing well,” she writes, “and more important — we still like each other. Our son Carter M. Vivio ’21 continues to love being on the Hill. We can’t believe it’s time to start convincing our son Anthony that his destiny is also at Kenyon.”

’69

William J. Murray summers in New Hampshire and winters in Oro Valley, Arizona: “Playing as much golf as possible in both locations,” Bill writes. “And volunteer work. Celebrated 40 years of marriage and 50 years since Kenyon.”

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