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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

31
Percentage of Kenyon students who have a car on campus.

83
Percentage of Kenyon students who think marijuana should be legal.

25
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
’15

Audrey L. Davis completed her master’s in Renaissance and early modern studies and started a new role at the National Railway Museum in York, England. “The trains are cool,” she reports. “I’ll stay for as long as this country will have me!”

’23

“I’m working now, glad that what I learned at Kenyon College is applicable in real life. A behavioral technician, I work with autistic children to build basic life skills. It’s demanding, but rewarding. I really miss all the intellectual conversations. I think about Kenyon now and then … the bookstore, Middle Path … and sometimes dorms I lived in come into my dreams, too.”

Xinjie “Anna” Zheng

’15

Matthew T. Eley lives in San Francisco with his wife and two cat-sized children, he submits. “Or were they children-sized cats? Thoroughly on the record as to being nostalgic over parts of Kenyon that have been knocked down and replaced by white clapboard or glass-and-steel shlock. It suffices to say: ‘It is history which teaches us to hope.’ It was once said of me that ‘[he] has mistaken Kenyon for Arcadia.’”

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