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“Figural Columns,” an art installation by Audrey Nation '15, created by mounting digital mixed media prints on wood.

Staging a Revival

Two students resurrect a theater group that focuses on the underrepresented talents of women.

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In the Spotlight

Kenyon recognizes two top professors for their efforts with the Trustee Teaching Excellence Awards.

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Kenyon in Quotes

There's still work to be done, but I like to think it's getting better in terms of writing and roles. There's still a ridiculous discrepancy in pay. That can't continue." — Allison Janney '82 H'00, in the Irish Times, on opportunities for women in the entertainment industry.

Across the Universe

Writer-in-Residence P.F. Kluge '64 defied the expectations of his classmate Emeritus Professor of English Perry Lentz '64 P'88 H'09 by being named Gambier Citizen of the Year. While making the announcement, Lentz admitted his surprise but went on to praise Kluge's "edgy eloquence" and dubbed him "the Salman Rushdie of Knox County, the H.L. Mencken of College Township." Professor of Religious Studies Royal Rhodes was named village poet laureate on the same day. In a poem, Rhodes observed, "Village life reflects the universe."

Ahead of the Game

San Francisco-based gaming enthusiast Jeremy Williams '96 launches a successful new product.

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Good as Gold

Ruth Crowell Wild '02 heads up the London Bullion Market Association.

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Snapshots of Kenyon Life

Treasures from Kenyon's Archives

Ceremonial Masonic aprons, bearing characteristic symbols such as the all-seeing eye, belonged to “the first of Kenyon’s goodly race,” Bishop Philander Chase. They were donated to the Kenyon library in 1918 by Chase’s granddaughter, Susan E. Clark of La Grange, Illinois.

Chase’s involvement in freemasonry reflects the group’s importance in American civic culture. Many of the country’s early leaders, including presidents George Washington and James Monroe, were Masons. 

On Base

Fifth-year head coach Erin O’Neill ’02 directed the Ladies softball team to its finest season ever, going 29-11. She now possesses a 96-93 career coaching record with the Ladies and is just nine wins shy of becoming the program’s most-winning coach.

Coaching to Learn

George Cooper Jr., a former member of the Detroit Lions and Atlanta Falcons, joined Kenyon's coaching staff this season, taking advantage of the National Football League Players Association’s (NFLPA) coaching internship program. “It gives me the opportunity for hands-on coaching, while learning from the other coaches,” said Cooper.

Head football coach Chris Monfiletto says he is thrilled to have Cooper on board this season as the outside linebackers coach: “Our players will have a great opportunity to learn from someone with experience at the highest level.”

Class Notes

Recent Class Notes

“After having done almost no traveling the past few years, my partner, Jeff Meckling, and I headed to southern California for a week in September. I wandered the terrific Hollywood Farmers Market with Margrit B. Polak Shield, got lessons in olive harvesting from a grower in Ojai, and revisited those lovely spots I knew in Santa Barbara, where William T. Haebler Jr. and J. Lindsey Flexner and I moved right after graduation. Great trip!”

Mieke H. Bomann


“Gretchen and I are catching up on travel. In June we did a 23-day Med cruise that started in Barcelona, visited ports all the way to Jerusalem, and finished in Trieste. In September, we spent three weeks hiking in Scotland, first on the Fife Coastal Path near Edinburgh, and later on the Great Glen Way near Inverness. In December, we headed to Norway for a 15-day northern lights cruise that started in Bergen and ended in Oslo.”

Richard T. Nolan, Red Lodge, Montana


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.”

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