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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

Thomas S. Dilsheimer, Philadelphia, reports, “Enjoying being an empty-nester with wife, Susan, in the Fairmount neighborhood of Philadelphia, with the Museum of Art a stone’s throw away, which makes me happy. Continued expansion of our real estate team The How Group, a Compass Real Estate affiliate, also makes me happy.”


Jenna E. Brubaker, Hoboken, New Jersey, updates, “Big year for me and my husband, Adam! I started a new job, going back to my health-care roots with the health-care tech startup Olive; moved from Chicago to Hoboken; and last September celebrated my birthday by having a baby! Jonah is super into balloons, the fridge, the bath, giggling, banging on the piano and burping like a pro. Can’t wait to show him around Gambier someday.”


Jennifer U. Anderson, Seattle, started a new role last year at T-Mobile in digital marketing, leading a team “to define the holy grail of connecting traditional brand marketing to e-commerce impact,” she explains. “No easy task for any industry, so please reach out if you’ve done it! Our daughter started high school; despite a few COVID-related closures she enjoys classes and sports (finally) in real life! We spend a lot of time with Katie Usher Snyder and Alfred C. Snyder enjoying family, skiing, cooking, running and sharing our latest and favorite audiobook downloads (I am somewhat obsessed on this).”

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