Legendary jazz musician Wynton Marsalis will address the Class of 2019.
Ice-covered trees on Middle Path glisten in the sunlight after a seasonal freeze. Photography by Jodi Miller.
A cold snap gave students the opportunity to show off their favorite winter looks. Photography by Jodi Miller.
Dearborn Denim & Apparel founder Rob McMillan ’07 has big ideas for the apparel industry.
Arts & Culture
The third novel from Daniel Torday ’00 has a sonic pattern all its own.
Society & Politics
Professor Ivonne M. García explores the significance of the term "Latinx" for forging communities.
“The conundrum of a writer’s life, particularly that of a poet, is learning to embody a paradox. One has to be fierce and tender at the same time, loud and quiet, brash and introspective.”
— Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Rita Dove, in her keynote address at the 2018 Kenyon Review Literary Festival.
Sociology reading, team dinner and a nap are all part of the pre-game plan for Matt Shifrin ’19.
Will Calhoun '07 shares tips on how to maximize learning opportunities while traveling.
In October, Rhys Pinder ’20 broke the Guinness World Record for “World’s Longest Tree Hug” by wrapping his arms around a Middle Path tree for eight hours and 15 minutes straight. He wasn’t just doing it for the fame and glory — Pinder’s fraternity, Phi Kappa Tau, used the event to raise $6,858.48 for SeriousFun Children’s Network, a charity founded by Paul Newman ’49.
Despite some seriously tired limbs, Pinder was kept relatively comfortable during his ordeal, as a support team made sure he was fed, hydrated and kept warm.
Residents of the Kenyon Farm certainly know how to entice visitors to their weekly volunteering hours. Recent all-campus email subject lines from the Farm have included “sheriff’s back in chicken town,” “goat salon,” “ducks free to a good home” and “fresh outta ducks,” often accompanied by curious illustrations of chickens in costumes or glamour shots of the Farm’s newest goat.
In a September meeting, faculty members voted to revise Kenyon’s evaluation guidelines for tenure and promotion, adding criteria that measure faculty members’ commitment to promoting “an inclusive classroom environment that values diversity.” The change goes into effect July 1.
In an interview with Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, President Decatur noted that, “too often, this is the kind of work that falls in the category of something that is extra or unrecognized. And that had the impact of putting an added burden on those faculty who find it really important and rewarding work. If it’s an institutional priority, we need to find ways to recognize that type of work.”
Robert W. “Winston” Sale reports his mind is blown every time his older daughter boards the bus for kindergarten: “Still working for the federal government, lately helping to wind down the savings and loan bailout financing corporation. Also involved in an app startup called FrameShot, so please download the app, and with luck I will eventually underwrite a Murray Residence Hall complete with Bunn Memorial Waterslide on the Hill.” A move this winter into his wife’s lovely childhood home in D.C. means a “legit guest room to host Kenyon friends.”
Julia Griner has had “an intense year here in Rome.” With the cooking school up and running, she is making fresh pasta by hand, pizza and pastries but needs a vacation.
Rachel L. Grossman, Washington, D.C., is involved in several projects: co-producing the JUBILEE, a nationwide theater festival in 2020, as well as the Deaf Theatre Action Planning Session with HowlRound in March 2019. She is also “mentoring arts leaders in the U.S. and U.K. as they embark on journeys of organizational change, grounded in diversity and inclusion.”