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Jump for Joy! Grammy-nominated musician Zak Morgan ’94 entertains children at a 2018 Reunion Weekend family concert.

Gund Gallery visitors admire “Bos taurus,” by Addison Wagner ’18, at the annual senior student art exhibition in May.

Comic Relief

Stand-up comic Delaney Barker ‘20 mines the college experience for laughs.

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A New Edition

With renovations complete, the Kenyon Bookstore embraces its role as a community hub.

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Kenyon in Quotes

“Participation in politics gives students clarity and enables them to understand their strengths.” — Diane Anci, vice president of enrollment management and dean of admissions, on the role activism can play in college admissions decisions, in the Atlantic.

Snapshots of Life on the Hill

Family Ties

Every year at Commencement, Kenyon alumni are invited to take part in the hooding ceremonies of their graduating children. Pictured here, Myles H. Alderman Jr. ’82 P’14, ’18, participates in the hooding of his son, Brooks H. Alderman ’18, on May 19. The younger Alderman graduated from Kenyon with a degree in political science.

Quad Pods

Four temporary modular units were installed on campus in the spring. Starting in the fall, the units will house library services and provide study space during construction of the new library. Three modular units on Ransom Lawn, totaling about 14,000 square feet of space, will host the library’s core services, including circulation, research and reference, Helpline, special collections and archives, public printers, periodicals, new books, computer workstations and study spaces. A
3,000-square-foot modular building between Watson and Norton halls will provide seating for more than 100 students.

Bells of Success

Kenyon’s third annual Bell-A-Thon raised $687,044 in donations with the help of 1,075 donors and a one-to-one trustee match. Live streamed from the belltower of the Church of the Holy Spirit, the event featured performances from student groups such as the Kokosingers and ballroom dance team, and conversations with professors like P.F. Kluge ’64 and Perry Lentz ’64.

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Class Notes

Recent Class Notes

Sheila Pierce Ortona, San Francisco, loved visits from Claire Laverge Petitt '94, Jonathon D. Paul '94 and Peter M. Foster '94, and hopes soon to connect with Neil M. Penick III '94. “My ties to Gambier continue to be so strong,” she notes, “that I plan to pick up a puppy in Gambier in May!”


John D. Bence, Atlanta, writes that he is “sliding into my fifth year as university archivist at Emory University and just returned from a trip to Cuba!”


“I’ve enjoyed serving as a director of the Philander Chase Conservancy and the new green burial cemetery, the Kokosing Nature Preserve. Both organizations are important participants in the liveliness of Knox County these days. In fact, Bob and I will be ‘planted’ at the beautiful KNP when we ‘shuffle off this mortal coil.’ Meanwhile, we love living in Gambier.”

Cornelia “Buffy” Ireland Hallinan, Gambier, Ohio

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