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Holi, the ancient Hindu festival that welcomes spring with a shower of color, in this case marked the last day of classes. Colored corn starch was in the air and on the skin and clothes of all comers to Ransom Lawn.

A view into Ransom Hall through the vestibule doors, before the Office of Admissions stirs into life.

Well Versed

English major meets graduation goal by publishing a book of poetry.

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Kenyon in Quotes

“When I saw their draft, I liked the ending better than I liked the ending of my book. That was a good feeling—and a little bit annoying.” —John Green ’00, in the Los Angeles Times, commenting on the film adaptation of his novel "The Fault in Our Stars"

Team Transition

Changes in the ranks of Kenyon’s leadership team keep the Decatur administration on firm footing.

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Margin of Error

Percentage of Kenyon students who have a car on campus.

Percentage of Kenyon students who think marijuana should be legal.

Percentage of Kenyon students who have attended a religious service in the last month.

Go, Go, Go

Sierra DeLeon ’14, a two-sport athlete, packed away her volleyball gear from the fall and shifted into spring in high gear. She strung together multiple explosive performances that included record-breaking Kenyon runs in the 100- and 200-meter dashes, as well as the 100-meter hurdles.

Gimme Five

A casual, weekly dinner series —Top Five—was introduced at Peirce Hall this year and featured a list of five favorites in any field chosen by a professor. Dean of Students Henry “Hank” Toutain dropped in to share his “Top Five Vinyl Records.”

1. Suite for Flute and Jazz Piano by Claude Bolling/Jean-Pierre Rampal
2. Abbey Road by the Beatles
3. Heavy Organ by Virgil Fox
4. The Best of Edith Piaf
5. Ridin’ High by Jerry Jeff Walker

Class Notes

Recent Class Notes

“It has been a good year. In June, Barbara and I celebrated our 67th anniversary. In July, the clan gathered to celebrate my 90th birthday. In September, our first great-grandchild was born. Life is good!”

John T. Seaman Jr., Barrington, Illinois


Rachel I. Leber, Portland, Oregon, now in her fourth and final year of naturopathic medical school, notes, “It’s all clinical from here! So nice to have some brain space, time to apply and integrate everything we have learned, not to mention actual down time and fun! I rejoined an all-percussion drum troupe here in Portland that makes my heart sing! Singing, cycling, hiking and yoga-ing whenever I can, and always meeting new people in this relatively new city of mine.”


Christopher E. Bonacci, McLean, Virginia, writes that his solo private practice in Vienna, Virginia, in oral and maxillofacial surgery “continues to thrive, providing patient-centered care without third-party interference.” He and his wife are in year seven of a food, wine and custom travel business. “We source private-label extra virgin olive oil from my grandfather’s ancestral village in Trevi, Umbria, Italy,” he explains. “We now import via air freight — to our garage — over two tons of oil just weeks off the tree for immediate distribution to hundreds of customers in 35 states. We visit Italy every fall to oversee the pick, press and same-day bottling, bringing along enthusiastic customers for an extraordinary back-roads Italian experience.”

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