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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

Laura E. Boniface was palling around in D.C. for three years with other alums — “special shout-outs to Margaret R. Tucker '15, Colin D. Finnegan '15 and Caroline H. Shipman '15,” she notes — but decided it was time to hit the books again. Now in her first year of law school at the University of Michigan, Laura says, “The similarly Hogwartsian look of the law quad has her wistfully reminiscing about the more idyllic, bygone days of Kenyon.”


Charles E. Albers enjoys retirement in Sarasota, Florida, with his longtime partner, Julie. “There’s lots to do here,” he informs. Chuck is program director of the Sarasota Economics Club and recently spent time with David W. Hutzelman '62 at the FreedomFest conference in Las Vegas.


Marshall W. Chapin reports that “Bailey, 12, danced on Broadway this summer, and Campbell is 10 and loving soccer.” He’s working on a project for a large private equity firm, “helping them figure out the electric utility/distributed energy resources space — electric vehicles, wind/solar, batteries. Fun stuff.” It’s his last year as a Kenyon trustee.

Past Editions

Volume 17.3

Spring 1995