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Visiting Instructor of Spanish Agnė Karosaitė takes in “Nancy Spero: Maypole: Take No Prisoners,” which is on view at the Buchwald-Wright Gallery through May 18. Photo by James DeCamp.

Students clothed in a mix of late-19th century fashion styles gather on the lawn in front of Ascension Hall for a game of baseball. Photo courtesy of the College Archives.

President Julie Kornfeld and her husband, Fred Silverman (right), mingled with the hundreds of alumni who returned to the Hill as Kenyon celebrated Homecoming in September. Football alumnus Alex Dowell ’10 (left), came back for the induction of Alby Coombs ’07 into the Athletics Hall of Fame. Photo by James DeCamp.

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David Rose ’81 has introduced 21 Kenyon graduates to the financial industry. Meet four of his protégés…

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Kenyon in Quotes

“We need humanists conversant in AI who can critique and shape the future that AI may restructure. AI forces us to ask questions about what it means to be human.” — Professor of Comparative Literature and Humanities and Artificial Intelligence Scholar Katherine Elkins, delivering the 2023 Meredith Donovan Lecture at Mount St. Mary’s University in Los Angeles, in November

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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 email lists.

Knitting. Possibly lost in transit from a Fiber Arts Club meeting, the yarn-deprived owner described the missing craft project as being housed in a special pouch. “With a sheep on it,” of course. 

A black kitten. Found wandering outside the bookstore on a cold November evening, the feline  was taken in by some students for the night. 

Invisalign retainers. A self-described “Tooth Cinderella” announced her discovery of the dental gear “still wet with your spit” on the path to Peirce Hall. If the correct owner didn’t come forward, the finder declared that she would “have no choice but to visit the dwelling of everyone in the kingdom and put them in the mouth of every eligible creature until I find the perfect fit.”

Make way for ducklings. A Hydro Flask water bottle, bedecked in “a plethora of stickers” that includes a flock of baby ducks, was misplaced in the library. The stickers are still at large, though there have been occasional reports of quacks in the stacks. 

A plastic possum. A slightly terrifying  marsupial figurine was last seen on north campus, somewhere between the first-year quad and the NCAs. “It’s actually so sentimental to me,” said the owner, offering reward money in exchange for information about the possum’s whereabouts. 

A jean jacket. Last seen outside Gund Commons. In the event of foul play, the jacket’s owner offered the thief a warning. “It may seem generic,” she wrote, “but I know what my jacket looks like and will not hesitate to catch whoever is wearing my jacket on campus.” The denim garment was quickly returned. 

—Carolyn Ten Eyck '18

Class Notes

Recent Class Notes
’71

“I retired after a long career as a federal prosecutor and then a white-collar defense lawyer. My wife of 46 years and I have three adult children and currently live in a multi-generational house in Baltimore with our daughter 4-month-old grandson and our youngest son. We frequently see Jeff Franklin ’70 and his family; David Cronin ’72; Jeff Oppenheim; and Ransom Griffin.

Christopher A. Myers, Baltimore

’08

Isaac M. Miller and his wife, Emily, moved to Muskogee, Oklahoma, nearer to her family. “I’m now a sixth-grade ELA teacher at Memorial Middle School, a place of many challenges and rewards on a daily basis.”

’70

The Rev. John K. Morrell, River John, Nova Scotia, reflects, "The Kenyon experience was much more than classes, books, reports, and labs. We were also involved in sports and humanities, and, in my case, I became engrossed in theater. My freshman year I watched a Gilbert and Sullivan production and was enthused. For my sophomore and senior years, I appeared and sang in two productions. During my junior year abroad I sang in the Beirut College for Women's production of “Patience,” and at McGill University in Montreal, I appeared in three productions. With my retirement from full-time ministry at St. Mark’s Anglican Church in 2018, I became involved with the North Shore Players. Now preparing a world premiere of Gary L. Blackwood’s musical 'We’re All Bound to Go' and MCing our annual Christmas variety shows."

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