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.
“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.
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.”
Tracy Teweles, Evanston, Illinois, is now a licensed Reiki practitioner, jewelry designer and pet portrait (collage) artist. “Love being retired! Wanted something spiritual and visual in this life phase.”
Daniel O. Holland, Plover, Wisconsin, spent an exciting month in Montana, “arriving after the flooding and departing before the fires!” Dan finished the rough draft of his seventh novel and put together a collection of his short stories.
Amy McCloskey and her husband run Madame X, a bar on Houston Street in New York City. Her husband’s Foundation for Investigative Reporters is bringing in grant money and in 2019 will produce “excellent examples of long-form journalism.” Amy spent time with Gwen A. Kreager '83 in North Carolina for the fourth year at her Log Cabin on the Hill and its “views to die for,” she reports. Staying in her Brooklyn guest room this year were Christine A. Parini ’86, Jocelyn B. Hardman ’87 and Ellen Leerburger ’86. “The purple is strong out here in Brooklyn!” she cheers.