Drama major charms children with bite-sized versions of the Bard’s greatest hits.
"Renaissance Man" by Charles Gagnon, donated to Kenyon anonymously in 1972, finds a permanent home in the garden below Ascension Hall.
With the help of a walk-through super colon, Michael Sarap ’78 has worked to cut colorectal cancer…
Science & Technology
Professor Judy Holdener reflects on how math illiteracy has become socially acceptable.
For Jane Symmes ’16, there is no offseason and no time to waste. Symmes of Concord, New Hampshire, carries the title “student/athlete/musician”—and she’s a two-sport athlete. When she isn’t lifting weights, throwing or kicking round objects, or studying for the next exam, this international studies major and recording artist is penning notes, striking strings, and belting out harmonies. Her family’s passion for music lifts her heart and comes to life in the form of her lyrics and scores. Symmes also patrols the midfield for the Ladies soccer and lacrosse teams. An injury-shortened soccer season takes little luster off her success in all three phases of her life. —Ryan Gasser
For the College’s book on the literary windows of Peirce Hall, Professor of English Jennifer C. Clarvoe wrote about making sense of nonsense in Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll:
"It is wonderful to find Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland in a series of windows with Paradise Lost and Pilgrim’s Progress; like the first, it concerns itself with a fall, albeit down a rabbit hole; like the second, it concerns itself with the education of its main character by allegorical figures. ... In Carroll’s brilliant, subversive work, it is the child-heroine Alice herself who is supremely sane, debunking, pragmatic—and yet, through her, we enter a world of infinitely entertaining marvels."
55: Percentage of Kenyon students who think it’s more likely that hell will freeze over before Congress finds a plan for the solvency of Social Security.
70: Percentage of Kenyon students who find their coursework more challenging than expected.
62: Percentage of Kenyon students who have read a book in The Hunger Games series.
As the Sochi games were winding down, the Kenyon Bookstore got into the Olympic spirit by sponsoring its own Winter Olympiad, featuring a book-balancing relay (with books balanced on competitors’ heads), a literary trivia quiz, and tabletop bagel curling (“all the excitement of real curling, with Bookstore bagels, sand, and toothbrushes”).
A three-student team competing for the United Kingdom took home the gold.
Stephen W. Carmichael, Rochester, Minnesota, was selected as the Honored Member for 2020 by the American Association of Clinical Anatomists.
Samantha M. Turner describes Gambier this year as “a strange place to live — like I imagine much of the world these days. It’s not exactly quiet, with three of the four classes on campus, but it’s also not as bustling as many of us remember,” Sam observes. “I’m still in the Center for Global Engagement, working with our international population.
Samuel W. Anderson and Grace Twesigye are proud and exhausted parents of a baby son, Xavier, in Brooklyn, NewYork. “We don’t want to be those people, but if you ask we will talk about our baby at great length,” Sam writes.