Also In This Edition

Sofia Elizarraras ’23 works on a beetle experiment in her “Experimental Animal Behavior” course, while Harry Styles looks on. Photo by Rebecca Kiger.

Photographer Dannie Lane ’22 captured the foot traffic on Middle Path during a January snowstorm.

Katie Orefice ’23 (center) and her teammates await a possible rebound during the women’s basketball team’s loss to Oberlin on Feb. 9. Photo by Seijin Kim '22.

Kenyon in Quotes

"The freedom that I had in that lab opened internships and job opportunities for me. It made me who I am today — a curious scientist."
— Edna Kemboi '16, reflecting on the organic chemistry class that helped launch her career

Kenyon in Quotes

"It’s part of our collective history. … Older students tell younger students. It’s another way of showing you are a part of the campus family."
— Keeper of Kenyoniana Tom Stamp '73, on the importance of telling campus ghost stories, in the Columbus Dispatch

Snapshots of Life on the Hill

Purple Goes Green

In a commitment to sustainability, Kenyon now owns enough renewable energy credits (RECs) to cover 100% of the College’s annual electricity consumption. The credits come from a large solar electricity generation development in Texas, because everybody knows the sun can be hard to find during Gambier Februarys. 

And You Thought "Freebird" Was Long

Music students Ethan Bonnell ’23 and Eli Hiton ’23 undertook the Sisyphean feat of performing the 20-hour “Vexations,” a work for keyboard by French composer Erik Satie that bears the inscription, “In order to play the motif 840 times in succession, it would be advisable to prepare oneself beforehand, and in the deepest silence, by serious immobilities.” “Chopsticks” it ain’t.

Unsung Salad Bar Heroes

AVI employees worked six days a week throughout the fall to cover worker shortages in Peirce, including during COVID-dictated quiet periods requiring boxed meals. 

Class Notes

Recent Class Notes

“The last few years brought many changes to my life. I celebrated five years of marriage, became a mom to a baby boy, left my job at Kenyon, started a new job at Dominican University and relocated to Chicago. I look forward to continuing my relationship with Kenyon through the Alumni of Color mentoring program.”

Jaqueline Neri Arias, Chicago


“After surviving a two-year process, I finally got an opportunity to work for an MLB organization. I'm with the Pittsburgh Pirates as a minor league operations assistant, working this season at the team's academy in the Dominican Republic with a great group of people and players. These past two years have given me ample opportunities to grow and showed me that it isn't supposed to be easy. Go get what you want!”

Joaquin A. Murrieta


Charles E. McClellan and his wife, Sharon, and their three children live in Dubai, U.A.E., where he is assigned to the U.S. consulate general as chief of
the American citizens services section. “It’s hot here in the Gulf! Despite the challenges brought on by COVID, we’re enjoying the
‘superlatives’ Dubai has to offer: the highest Ferris wheel. the tallest building. the longest zip line. the biggest indoor aquarium. the largest (and most painfully crowded) shopping mall. It’s all here! We’ll see where this Foreign Service adventure takes us next!”

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