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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

Alexander J. Franz and Erin N. Franz ’06 report that they have loved living in San Diego for the past six years, “but it is time to move on!” In April, AJ started the training pipeline to take command of the fast attack submarine USS Jefferson City SSN 759, “based at the tropical paradise of Guam,” he writes. “Come visit Guam after January 2023!”


Thomas P. Stanton, Williston, South Carolina, notes, “After graduation, I managed a small eLearning nonprofit based out of Baltimore called SmartyScholars. We provide academic assistance for Black and brown students in Maryland. Been pursuing my interests in private tutoring lately in Charleston, South Carolina.”


Edward A. Cohen, Minneapolis, writes, “In 2021, I worked on two long-form film projects: “Law and Order/Organized Crime” and “Armageddon Time,” a forthcoming film from writer/director James Gray. This year I’ve been contacted by Carver Diserens, the creative son of Karla Hay Diserens, about a TV pilot! Meanwhile, I’ve been fortunate to share some good glasses of wine with Jane (Hershcopf) Schreck, Janet Noakes McGannon, Kathleen Hume Britz, J. Christopher Fahlman ’72, Bruce V. Mavec ’72, Frederick H. “Rick” Alles ’72 and Douglas G. Holbrook ’72. I even was able to visit Deborah E. (Boone) Tepper ’77 on Cape Cod, where she and her family now reside. What could really make it a happy turnaround is the opportunity to see my cherished friend, Wilder Gutterson III, this year in London.”

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