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Middle Path is lovely in all seasons, but fall is its most glorious.

A Shaping Voice

Students describe the impact made by two Trustee Teaching Excellence Award recipients.

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The Storyteller

From Bosnia to Iraq, Göran Hemberg ’63 uses storytelling in the service of peace and democracy

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Kenyon in Quotes

"It's been overwhelmingly positive for what we hoped to achieve." — Marco Saavedra '11, after his release from federal detention along the border with Mexico as part of the Dream 9 immigration-reform protest, in the New York Daily News

Viva la Vida

A photographer explains the genesis of a striking portrait and reflects on its resonance.

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Treasures in Glass

Professor Emeritus of History William B. Scott reflects on the Peirce Hall windows devoted to the Gettysburg…

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Classy Classmates

A U.S. presidential campaign intern, an anti-bullying activist, a private pilot, and several self-identified "nerdfighters" were among the 484 members of the Class of 2017 who joined the Kenyon community this fall.

Margin of Error

A somewhat scientific survey

88 — Percentage of Kenyon students who are on Facebook

15 — Percentage of Kenyon students who smoke

49 — Percentage of Kenyon students who think buying and wearing clothing made of animal fur is acceptable

Heavy Petting

In April, with exams looming and stress rising, community advisors hosted a petting zoo in front of Caples. Faculty and staff were invited to bring in their dogs and cats to help soothe the nerves of frazzled students and help those who missed their own pets. The scholars presumably got calmer, but we wonder whether the animals got any smarter.

Class Notes

Recent Class Notes

Margaret M. (NiehausSauter) Fuchs moved to Shaker Heights, Ohio, with Andy Fuchs and baby Henry. Margaret is a cardiologist at the Cleveland Clinic, caring
for patients with adult congenital heart disease. Finishing his master’s degree in teaching mathematics, Andy has been tasked with fixing up the house. “We are excited to see friends once the pandemic concludes,” she writes.


Danielle N. Tandet, New York City, and her husband traveled with a group called Honeymoon Israel. “Sort of like Birthright, but for married couples,” she informs. “Awesome trip that I highly recommend for those who fit the criteria. The rabbi who accompanied us was Rabbi Andrue Kahn ’06. We didn’t know each other at Kenyon but have mutual friends. It was fun to reminisce about the Hill while in Israel.”


Paul A. Bonvallet teaches organic chemistry at the College of Wooster and is glad to have finished his term as department chair. “I’m still chief reader of the AP chemistry program,” he informs. “Nobody ever knows what that means, so I tell people I write and supervise the scoring of 160,000+ AP exams across the world, which is pretty close to the truth.” Paul’s daughter started college last fall. “We thought that the hardest work was behind us after she earned a soccer scholarship in a Division I program, but then the global pandemic hit. Our son is an active high school athlete and drummer in the band; he’s got talent, but I’m not sure whether it came from me. We still take the family to Gambier from time to time and hope to stay in Ohio for many years to come.”

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