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A glimpse into the recording studio for WKCO 91.9 FM, Kenyon College Radio, in Farr Hall. WKCO first entered the airwaves as WKCG in 1946.

Kenyon College Rugby Club (KCRC) members Sadie Richards ’24, Christiane Betfarhad ’26 and Erin Gallagher ’25 go for the ball during practice. KCRC, now a gender-inclusive group, was founded in 1981 as a women’s team.

Audrey Baker ‘25 and her father, Patrick Baker, relax outside Rosse Hall while waiting for the pep band to perform during Family Weekend, in October.

One of Us

Pilot Maria Zarka '16 and her mother recently made aviation history on a first-of-its-kind flight.

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Saving the Swallows

Bryn Savidge ’24 created an interactive coloring book to help kids learn about barn swallows.

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Kenyon in Quotes

"I have often said about death: It’s the one thing that defines us. That struggle to fight it is misplaced. Why not live life the best you can so that when this thing that we all have comes our way, it is not an enemy, but, in fact, can actually be a friend?”

—Ted Walch ’63 in an Aug. 29 interview with NBC’s Today show. Walch died on Sept. 8 at the age of 80. An obituary will run in the next issue of this magazine.

Lost & Found

As leaves change color and start to drop along Middle Path, objects have a tendency to go missing. Thankfully, the campus listservs are there to provide a listening ear for those who have misplaced an item or two (and, on occasion, use it to reconnect the item with its owner). Here are some of this season’s finest lost (and found). 

Homemade pep band T-shirts.
After being labored over in preparation for a Friday afternoon Nerf war on south campus, the garments disappeared from the Watson common room, but were found in time for the foam battle in question. 

A professor’s wedding ring.
Thought to have slipped off its owner’s finger while teaching in the Cheever Room in Finn House, the “simple but broad yellow band” was soon found and returned to its rightful place.

A Beats headphone case at half-occupancy, “with one beat inside.” 
The owner reportedly dropped the Beat (and its case) somewhere on  south campus.

A dark blue newsie hat. 
Initials embroidered on the inside rim, last seen on Middle Path or in the Black Box theater. 

A sentimental pocket knife.
Last seen in Mather or McBride by a member of the maintenance team doing some much-needed restroom repair.

A bicycle, found abandoned 
at the intersection of Gaskin Ave. and New Gambier Rd. To get it back, its owner must call the email sender’s husband and describe the model, before embarking on the long, painful journey of earning back the bike’s trust. 

—Carolyn Ten Eyck '18

Class Notes

Recent Class Notes

Jeffrey C. Breaks, Gloucester Point, Virginia, appreciated the Bexley Hall article in the fall Bulletin. “It brought back memories. In September of 1960, I and about a dozen others were housed on the third floor of Bexley as an overflow dorm. Maids made our beds and tidied up — the last year for that! — and plenty of study rooms were on the floors below. The walk down Middle Path, even in the snow, was not bad at all! There were bats in the attic. Ledges outside the windows provided a convenient way to get from room to room if you didn’t want to use the hall. I took physics at Kenyon (before semiconductor chips), worked for 41 years in the aerospace and defense industries, and retired 17 years ago. I began volunteering at the Mariners’ Museum in Newport News, Virginia, going through old documents and doing other people’s taxes for free with the AARP Tax-Aide Program. I have also done four books on family ancestors and have three more to go.”


Sante Matteo, Oxford, Ohio, shared some charming lines of poetry “composed for the 2022 combined 50th reunion of the 1970, ’71 and ’72 classes,” which begin, “The first of Kenyon’s female Owls / Were met with hoots and cheers and howls.” William J. Williams, Laurel, Maryland, writes, “May was a special month. After 47 years, I retired from service in the Department of Defense — 30 years in the Air Force and 17 as a civilian — and 10 days later welcomed the birth of our first granddaughter.”


“Our family of four moved from Kamas, Utah (outside of Park City), to Raleigh, North Carolina. We’re excited to be closer to family, and my wife and I are looking forward to reconnecting with old friends. The girls started kindergarten this year, and I will continue working with Merrill Lynch, now out of the Raleigh office. ”

Bert H. Early III

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