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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

Adam Hunter Howard, Studio City, California, wrapped up his 17th year at Harvard-Westlake School, his fifth as an academic dean/college counselor. His two young boys, Andrew and Max, take most of his free time, but he continues “to write and act a little on the side,” he shares. “I had the privilege in January,” he adds, “of officiating the wedding of Daniel E. Fishbach ’98, a great chance to catch up with some alums, including a handful of Kokosingers.”


Susan (First) Withers, Lakewood, Ohio, celebrated the graduation of daughter Juliana P. Withers ’19: “It’s been a fun four years comparing notes. My best Kenyon Mom moment was being at her volleyball senior night party and getting asked to select the next song — ‘Take on Me,’ by a-ha. Yep, I know you’re humming it right now. Every single person in the apartment knew it and was singing all the words at the top of their lungs! In case there was ever any doubt — K80s rule!”


John F. Pollard, Seattle, enjoyed a visit with Robert B. Plotkin, who, John reports, is “doing very well, and is a pioneer in tele-psychiatry.” John “wrote the last college tuition check; has a cabin project in the San Juan islands; and business continues to be fun. Best wishes.”

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