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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

Howard B. Edelstein, Lyndhurst, Ohio, continues to work in his life insurance and estate planning practice while remaining involved in Cleveland-area community activities. He recently became president of The Union Club Foundation, established 10 years ago to support philanthropic activities and the club’s almost 150-year-old art collection.


Richard M. Schori, Reno, Nevada, retired from his career as a math professor in 2001 when his wife, Katharine, was elected bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Nevada. When she was elected presiding bishop in 2006, Richard traveled with her around the world on church-related trips, keeping busy as a photographer.


James P. Keyes, Columbus, Ohio, is active with SheHasAName, an anti-trafficking support/information group, working on demand reduction for sex and labor. “On a brighter note,” Jim writes, “I feel as if I will shoot my age in golf.”

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