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Whether you go for escape, exercise or simple pleasure, it's hard to beat an outing on the Kokosing Gap Trail.

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

“After living next door to our son, John, for five years, Margy and I decided to move into a nearby independent living center. Our daughter, Diane, packed us up for the move and unpacked us as well. A couple of weeks later, newlyweds Amy R. McKune ’84 and Kenneth E. Moncrieff ’85 came and hung pictures and wall hangings. After living in the Midwest for most of our lives, it’s great to be living in a blue state. I recently celebrated my 91st birthday.”

The Reverend John E. McKune, Williamsport, Maryland


Kyra E. Mirante, after ten years in New Orleans, opened a pilates and bodywork studio with a dear friend — just four months before the pandemic hit. Now, her partner’s graduate studies in environmental management have taken them to Durham, North Carolina, she updates. “For now, I’m working as an independent contractor while I refine my manual therapy strategies and deepen my understanding of the subtle body. In my loads of friendless free time, I keep myself stimulated with my endless search for the perfect vegan cake recipe.”


Aaron L. S. Lynn, moved to London, where on weekends he enjoys his favorite French cafe around the corner from his home, along with many beautiful parks.

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