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The night before classes started in August, a 500-foot table covered with white linens was set up along Middle Path for a picnic of locally grown and sourced foods for students, faculty, staff and the Knox County community.

Ascension Hall overlooks Middle Path as autumn leaves begin to fall.

Tactile Education

With BrailleNote and some creative help, a sight-impaired student makes the most of Kenyon.

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Bookend Love

Kenyon couple champion mysteries and authors at their Ann Arbor bookstore.

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Ice Escapade

With a little help from the Lords football team, President Sean Decatur answered an Ice Bucket Challenge from Adam Weinberg, the president of Denison University. The challenge, a viral phenomenon launched to raise money for research into ALS, required a reply within 24 hours, a challenge to three others, and a shower of ice water. The Lords broke from their first practice at McBride Field to oblige the president with a blast of ice water—followed by full-throated cheers.

Flight Time

Katharine Sears '95 finds satisfaction specializing in airplane weapons and sensor systems.

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Treasures in Glass

For the College’s limited edition book on the literary windows of the Great Hall in Peirce Hall, Professor of English Jennifer Clarvoe wrote about “Song of the Open Road,” Walt Whitman’s celebration of American character and freedom.

Armed with Confidence

Lords football coach Chris Monfiletto took a .500 record into his third season: "Our only expectation for our team is that we approach each day armed with the confidence of having used adversity as an opportunity for improvement. If we can empower the leaders on the team to hold themselves accountable for recognizing these growth factors, then our small successes will snowball and enable our players to do some special things."

Hip to be Square

Math ruled at the Independence Day parade in Gambier.

Professor of Math Judy Holdener marshaled a dozen Summer Science Scholars, who created a balloon sculpture of a Sierpinski tetrahedron, a three-dimensional fractal. Holdener has for years hoped to enter a “float” in the parade, and this year was spurred on by math major Robin Belton ’16.

Class Notes

Recent Class Notes

“After some reflection, my wife and I decided that we were no longer interested in living in the NYC area. I spend most of my time lately painting rooms and having discussions about septic systems. I also bought a chain saw. It’s pretty cool.”

Anthony H. Jones, Naugatuck, Connecticut


“I live in the beautiful Harpers Ferry area, where my backyard slopes down to the Shenandoah River, and I sit on my screened-in porch trying not to be distracted by this incredible view while working as a technical writer/editor for a small cybersecurity company. I enjoy hiking the numerous local trails, watching bald eagles fly overhead as I paddle my kayak downriver, and joining in weekly adventures with the Wild and Wonderful Wednesday Hash House Harriers (On On!).”

Mary “Hunter” Estes Barrat, Shepherdstown, West Virginia


“It’s been a challenging time in New York City, to put it mildly, but I’m thankful that my family — husband Anthony, son James and daughter Alexandra — are all
healthy and well, and we’re committed to staying here. James is now in first grade at our local public school, and Alexandra will join him there in pre-K next fall. In the past few months I’ve published a few pieces on the humor websites McSweeney’s and Little Old Lady Comedy and hope to continue doing that.”

Elizabeth A. Yates Keizner

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