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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

Robert C. Boruchowitz, Seattle, received the Innovation in Criminal Justice Education Award as Seattle University’s Criminal Justice, Criminology and Forensics Department Advisory Committee Member of the Year. Further, Bob reports, “A paper I prepared with research assistants on racial disparity and public defense in Washington was included as an appendix in Race and Washington’s Criminal Justice System: 2021 Report to the Washington Supreme Court.” Bob is director of the Defender Initiative and a professor at Seattle University School of Law.


Sruthi P. Rao married Jae June J. Lee ’17 at the Chicago Botanic Garden in May. “There was a solid Kenyon contingent at the wedding — one that had been postponed due to COVID but ended up being beautiful and unforgettable,” Sruthi shares. The newlyweds moved from D.C. to New York City so Sruthi could start her first year at NYU’s law school.


Jonathan Alspaugh and his older sister have moved to a retirement community: Wesley Village in Wilmore, Kentucky, just south of Lexington. “The people are friendly, and the food is excellent. I’m one of the younger residents, but that won’t last long!” he writes.

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