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A new addition to Kenyon's public art collection is a commissioned sculpture, "Pivot," by American artist Richard Serra, the result of a gift from Graham Gund ’63 H’81 and his wife, Ann.

In February, the Kenyon College Dance, Drama and Cinema Club presented “Battlefield,” directed by Professor of Drama and Film Jonathan Tazewell ’84.

Kenyon in Quotes

"My dream for higher education in general is that we get back to a sense of education being part of the solution to making the world a better place." — President Sean Decatur

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Lost and Found

On a college campus as lively as Kenyon's, it’s only natural that some things should go missing — and on the flipside, be discovered in unexpected places. Here’s a highlight reel of the season’s lost and found, sourced from campus listservs.

Two interlocking gold rings found in Chalmers. Said the finder: "XO + I like your style."

A TI-89 calculator. Mislaid during finals week, with an exam the next day. Good enough incentive for anyone to offer a $20 finder’s fee.

A "magical device" was left in the Student Accessibility and Support Services suite in Chalmers Library. The staff member who found the item asked the owner to reach out with a description to claim it. Whether it was an artifact imbued with rare mythic properties or merely a Magic 8 Ball, that’s between the owner and the staff member.

A K-Card. "I have managed to lose my K-Card on the first day of my last semester at Kenyon," said the owner, who later retraced their steps to successfully retrieve it.

Paint. Gund Gallery is no stranger to hosting a variety of this artistic supply within its walls, though they’re typically seen rendered onto canvas rather than still in the container. The finder of this oil paint (a yellow ochre hue) dropped it off at the front desk, mercifully unopened.

A library paper cutter (green). Whoever "borrowed" the cutter for any mysterious slicing and dicing needs is encouraged to return it to the circulation desk at their earliest convenience.

Class Notes

Recent Class Notes

Rowan M. Kurtz updates, “I completed my M.B.A. at NYU this past spring and am now working as an investment banker. The group I joined is focused on the energy transition and is ironically located in Houston.”


Joel E. Turner and Timothy P. O'Neill '76 recently visited Ben Drake, professor of English at Kenyon from 1972 to 1976, at his home in Peachtree City, Georgia. Their talk ranged from Shakespeare to Milton to the Kokosing to Ben’s work with the Highlander Center to the birds and trees in the woods behind Ben’s home. Ben revealed that he was using a replica/copy of Shakespeare’s First Folio as a stand for his computer — a copy he had bought from Terence W. McKiernan in 1976. Tim subsequently “delivered the folio back to Terry in Boston, a truly poetic reunion.”


Irene (Amanda) Loy is now the patron services and outreach manager with Westminster University Performing Arts Center in Salt Lake City. “It’s the perfect work blend with my low-residency Ph.D. program in creative research through Transart Institute/Liverpool John Moores University, which I expect to complete in October 2025. Last year, I got to go to Siena, Italy, to see Il Palio — a long-time goal of mine. I also enjoyed the publication of my first book of poetry by Common Meter Press, in July 2023.”

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