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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 B. Palmer, New York City, reflects, “On my first visit to Kenyon in early April 1955, robins and crocuses were on the lawn of the Alumni House (now the Kenyon Inn). I may have still been 16 when, in the renowned Charles Coffin’s class on Milton, I was addressed for the first time as ‘Mr. Palmer.’ Thus began my life-long love affair with Kenyon in quaint Gambier.” Bob fondly recalled many professors, including Frank Rouda and Charles (Mike) Bundy ’52. “Classics Professor Bill McCulloh remains a Gambier neighbor of my still good friend, Alan Wainwright, and I met Micah Myers, also in classics, for lunch in NYC this last year. Another Kenyon highlight for me was the graduation of my daughter, Michele Palmer Fracasso ’81. She was first on campus in the spring of ’60 at two months old, when we lived in Mount Vernon for my final semester. She enjoyed Kenyon as much as I did, but in a more restrained manner — less time in Dean Edwards’ office than me.”


Natasha Carrasco Stillman updates, “Kia ora from Wellington, New Zealand. After several years in eastern Germany, I returned to New Zealand and have been working within the Outbreak Response Directorate, Te Whatu Ora Health NZ, National Public Health Service. … I have segued into the artificial intelligence/equity space, where I assume I will be happily ensconced for several years, because it’s definitely not boring and I hate being bored above all else.”


Sarah M. Lloyd and Alexander W. Seaver were married on the lawn of the Church of the Holy Spirit on June 17, 2023, with many Kenyon friends in attendance.

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