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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

Edward P. Weber IV finished his first year pursuing a master’s in public policy at the University of Michigan. “I focus on international economic development policy and cross-cultural diplomacy,” Eddie explains. “It’s a two-year program, and I can’t believe how fast it’s going. I also live with my best friend and roommate of five years now.”


J.D. Pell Osborn, Charlestown, Massachusetts, is “on the verge of retirement — and trying to figure that out,” he shares. “I’m still teaching LineStorm animation seminars, most recently to a group of Ph.D. candidates at MIT’s Nanotechnology Department. According to their professor, these students were ‘burnt out on science’ and needed a totally new approach, like making a hand-drawn animation project to clarify for the average person just how small the nano realm is. (The nanoscale starts at about 10–9 meters; i.e., one billionth of a meter. That’s wicked small.) Thanks to my awesome classmate Reed Woodhouse— who, in the 1990s, taught Shakespeare at MIT and connected me with its Student Art Association — I’ve been holding LineStorm seminars there since 1998. I’m now an adamant booster of using art and science to simplify complex ideas and catalyze further exploration.”


David J. Gury updates, “Since the middle of last year, Elias and I have been preparing the last move of our lives to a life care facility, St. Andrew’s Estates in Boca Raton Florida.” The two spent several months having an apartment renovated and updated. “April 1, we moved into a temporary apartment until the new one is completed in four to five months,” he notes. “It should be wonderful, but moving is always full of anxiety while waiting.”

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