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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

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

Robert E. Kirkpatrick retired as head of school at St. Stephen’s Episcopal School in Austin, Texas, in 2016 and moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico. Bob is working part-time as an educational consultant doing executive coaching and head-of-school searches for the Education Group, and serving on the boards of a local independent school and the Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian.


Catherine “Katya” Uroff Brill received the 2018 Prairie Schooner Glenna Luschei Award for her short story “Dolphins.” Her latest, “You Are Not Alone,” was published in Hobart. She works as a product marketing manager at Konica Minolta, which involves a lot of international travel. She and Kenneth E. Brill ’83 reside in Longmeadow, Massachusetts, and if she is “so sad” that son Henry D. Brill ’19 graduated in May, it’s only because “it’s been so much fun to be on campus again.”


Matthew M. von Roemer moved to D.C. after graduation with Michael Arman, but after attending the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference last winter, he was hired by the Toronto Blue Jays. Matt now works in Dunedin, Florida, as a minor league affiliate analyst. He spent spring and summer on the road with the High-A Dunedin Blue Jays of the Florida State League, handing all of their advanced analytics. “It has always been my dream to work in major league baseball,” Matt writes.”

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